Starting Positions: the Social Function of Literature in the Cape

Johnson, David (1993). Starting Positions: the Social Function of Literature in the Cape. Journal of Southern African Studies, 19(4) pp. 615–633.

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Abstract

An analysis of the newspapers, magazines and public lectures at the Cape Colony in the period 1800-1850, focused on how the social function of literature was understood.

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