More Than Brothers: Peter Clarke and James Matthews at 70

Author(s): CLARKE, Peter & MATTHEWS, James
ISBN13/Barcode: 9780795700958

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Peter Clarke and James Matthews were born within days of each other. Clarke on 2 June 1929 in a stone cottage overlooking False Bay. Matthews eight days earlier, across Table Mountain, in a Bo-Kaap tenement building facing the city bowl. These two boys, from similar backgrounds, grew into young men before they met and formed a friendship that would last a lifetime. They became 'almost more than brothers'. Yet they are complete opposites: Clarke is charecterized by his dignified reserve and meticulous order, Mattthews by his forthrighteness and bohemian disorder. Over a period of more than forty years both became well known in their respective disciplines--Clarke became a poet, short-story writer and primarily a painter; Matthews sharted out writing short stories and novels, before establishing himself as the dispatcher of raging Black Consciousness poetry. This book is a tribute to two fiercely independent artists. It is liberally illustrated with the work of both artists in b/w and color photographs.

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ISBN13/Barcode 9780795700958
ISBN10 0795700954
Author CLARKE, Peter & MATTHEWS, James
Binding Hardback
Date Published 5 Sep 2000
Frequency No
Report Date N/A
Pages 142
Publisher Kwela [GBM] [South Africa]

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