Lina Spies

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Lina Spies
Born (1939-03-06)6 March 1939
Harrismith, North-Eastern Free State
Nationality South African
Occupation Poet

Writer
Academic

Carellina Pieternella (Lina) Spies (born 6 March 1939 in Harrismith, in North-Eastern Free State South Africa) is an Afrikaans poet and academic.

She received the 1972 Eugène Marais prize and 1972 Ingrid Jonker Prize),[1] both for her first volume of poetry, Digby vergenoeg.

For most of her career as university professor Spies taught Afrikaans and Dutch literature. Her last position before retiring was at the University of Stellenbosch.

Volumes of poetry[edit]

  • Digby Vergenoeg (1971)
  • Winterhawe (1973)
  • Dagreis (1976)
  • Oorstaanson (1982)
  • Van sjofar tot sjalom (1987)
  • Hiermaals (1992)
  • Die skaduwee van die son (1998)
  • Duskant die einders (2004)
  • Die skyn van tuiskoms (2010) - a selection from the poet's 8 volumes of poetry, made by the poet Johann de Lange.

Non-Fiction[edit]

  • Ontmoetings (1979)
  • Kolonnade: ’n studie van DJ Opperman se bundels Heilige beeste, Negester oor Ninevé en Komas uit ’n bamboesstok binne verband van sy oeuvre (1992)
  • Die enkel taak: die merkwaardige verwantskap tussen Elisabeth Eybers en Emily Dickinson (1995)

As translator[edit]

  • Agterhuis: Die dagboek van Anne Frank (2008) (Translation into Afrikaans of Anne Frank's diaries.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Spesiale Nuuswekker. Nog ‘n prys vir Loftus Marais". versindaba.co.za. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  • Kannemeyer, J.C. (1983) Geskiedenis van die Afrikaanse Literatuur Band 2 H&R-Academica: Pretoria

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