Description : The second edition of To Kill a Man's Pride builds on the success of the previous edition of this anthology of South African short stories by retaining most of stories, but also featuring more women writers and new male voice, to make it more representative. The milieu remains unambiguously South African, with some stories set in rural areas such as the village, farm or dorp, and others in urban centers such as the big city, suburb or township. The varied perspective of the writers are broadly united by a focus on "pride" and its negation "humiliation" in the sharp struggle for life. All stories deal with challenge, and in each we find characters involved in a struggle to prevail over difficulty. Both the topical unity of the stories and the new and longer introduction by Marcus Ramogale, which is geared towards use by senior high school pupils and tertiary student, allow for sharply defined learning activities in the area of short story criticism.
Description : The volume presents a collection of papers by well-known scholars from a variety of disciplines. It is based on the findings of the 2006 Freiburg Colloquium, which concerned itself for the first time with the long tradition of the Seven Deadly Sins and medieval catalogues of vices. A systematic account is given of the field from the perspectives of historians, literary scholars, theologians, philosophers, art historians and legal historians, and a vivid picture is drawn of the desires and fears of people in the Middle Ages, but also of life in medieval society.