Although isolated and detailed analyses of individual texts and paintings form the basis of our scholarly engagement with literature and painting, the simultaneous consideration of text and image yields a richer appreciation of the multi-facetted work of writer and painter, Breyten Breytenbach. This book argues that writing and painting form two manifestations of one and the same creative force, and should be read as such.
In recent decades, writers, enironmentalists and activists of every stripe have sought to remind us that we can no longer think of humans as separate from the natural environment, that an ethical life is one that considers the rights of humans and animals together. In this series of 24 poems and etchings, Dan Wylie and Roxandra Dardagan Britz marry gritty politics with voices of animal consciousness in a dark but compassionate meditation on our fragilities in a world predominantly predatory, toxic or indifferent. The poems and images in this book celebrate and mourn, remind us of the ephemeral and the substantial in our lives, and imagine a space in which animals speak with wisdom, sadness and humour.
Fourthwall Books is pleased to announce the publication of After the Mines by photographer Jason Larkin, with an essay by Mara Kardas-Nelson.
Hotel Yeoville was a participatory public art project, conceptualised and directed by artist Terry Kurgan. It was based online and in the public library of the old suburb of Yeoville on the eastern edge of Johannesburg’s inner city.
Fourthwall Books is pleased to announce the release of NO,IT IS, a new flipbook by William Kentridge.