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Poet's family fights against sale of book [South Africa]:
The families of Afrikaner poet NP Van Wyk Louw and his brother WEG Louw have turned to the Cape High Court to prevent the public from getting hold of a book of letters between the two brothers.

They claim that the letters the two brothers had written to each other between 1936 and 1939 were private and showed that the authors entertained racist and anti-Jewish thoughts. The letters also contained the "k-word".

Herman Giliomee, one of the evaluators of the manuscript, commented that if the letters were published, they would be "the death knell for the Louws' reputation" and could therefore do enormous damage to Afrikaans and to Afrikaans literature.

He said the letters were "crawling" with positive images about Nazis. [...]

Biography of NP Van Wyk Louw at Oldpoetry.com
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