AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, dertig thirty + agential suffix -er.
A member of an innovative group of Afrikaans poets of the 1930s, characterized by the confessional nature of their poetry and their consciousness of (and accent on) form.Cf. Sestiger.
[1962Grové & HarveyAfk. Poems with Eng. Translationsp.xvThe generation of 1930, a group that..brought Afrikaans poetry to its maturity...Van Wyk Louw, the spokesman and pacemaker of Dertig (the generation of the thirties).]
1966Van Heyningen & BerthoudUys Krige 42‘The critics have called me a “dertiger”,’ he (sc. Uys Krige) says, referring to the literary movement of the 1930’s in which he has sometimes been pigeon-holed.
1970D.J. Opperman inStd Encycl. of Sn Afr.I. 146Previously a work of art in Afrikaans was dedicated to the national effort and the struggle for language rights...While the earlier writers had to teach themselves to write Afrikaans, the Dertigers belonged to the first and second generation of those who had already learnt Afrikaans at school or the university.
1976V. RosenbergSunflower 167There was the soaring renewal in Afrikaans literature, particularly the poetry of the ‘Dertigers’ (the generation of the ‘thirties’), notably N.P. van Wyk Louw, W.E.G. Louw, Uys Krige and others.
1983M. Du PlessisState of Fear 41Then, there was a group called the Dertigers. Poetry becoming private.
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