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Titaan: ’n Roman oor die lewe van Michelangelo | General Fiction

Karel Schoeman

Linking up with three of his earliest novels* about Shakespeare, Rembrandt and Beethoven, Karel Schoeman now writes about a fourth great figure in the European cultural history, the Florentine painter, sculptor and architect Michelangelo Buonarroti, creator of, amongst others, the statues of David and Moses, the Pietà, the wall- and ceiling paintings in the Sistine Chapel, and the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Schoeman portrays the life, thoughts and work of this outstanding and great artist against the background of cities like Florence and Rome, focal points of the Italian Renaissance, in a time of ecclesiastical decline and political violence, but a time also marked by unparalleled spiritual and material revival.

“With Titaan Karel Schoeman combines the two genres in which he has made so many important contributions in Afrikaans, namely the novel and historiography, and he succeeds admirably in joining these two genres in this novel.” ─ Chris van der Merwe

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Titaan: ’n Roman oor die lewe van Michelangelo | General Fiction


Author: Karel Schoeman
Category: General Fiction
ISBN: 9780798149952
Date Released: 20 July 2009
Price (incl. VAT): R 460.00
Format: Soft cover, 736pp

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Karel Schoeman


Karel Schoeman was born on 26 October 1939 in Trompsburg in the Free State. He matriculated in 1956 at Paarl Boys' High School. In 1959 he obtains a BA degree...

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