Posts Tagged ‘Die Boekehuis’

Andries Bezuidenhout. As boekwinkels sluit

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Hartseer foto. Die leë rakke in die agtergrond. Dis vandag Die Boekehuis se laaste dag. Die les wat ʼn mens leer is dat selfs pleidooie van die land se voorste kunstenaars en intellektuele geen verskil meer aan korporatiewe besluite kan maak nie.

“Years later he’d stood in the charred ruins of a library where blackened books lay in a pool of water. Shelves tipped over. Some rage at the lies arranged in their thousands row on row. He picked up one of the books and thumbed trough the heavy bloated pages. He’d not have thought the value of the smallest thing predicated on a world to come.”

– Cormac McCarthy, The Road