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Brutus, Dennis (1924–2009)

Edited by Dinah Birch and Katy Hooper

in The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

Fourth edition

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199608218
Published online May 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191744556
Brutus, Dennis (1924–2009)

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Poet. In radical opposition to apartheid he became president of the South African Non‐Racial Olympic Committee which resulted in the exclusion of South Africa from international sport and his own imprisonment on Robben Island. He lived in the USA from 1971. His prison poems ‘Letters to Martha’ describe the self as its own labyrinth. His poetry records dogged resistance: ...

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