JOHANNES MEINTJES

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'Johannes Meintjes… is one of the more articulate South Africans of his generation. A prolific painter, he is also a fluent author in both English and Afrikaans. With unresting curiosity about South African national and regional history, he seems blessedly free from political or racial bias, and when he writes of nations or persons in conflict is alert to what is good or bad on both sides'.
Sir William Plomer, London Sunday Times, June 1970




PUBLICATIONS

Below details of the books authored by Johannes Meintjes

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL PUBLICATIONS AND UNPUBLISHED / DESTROYED MANUSCRIPTS


BROADCASTS AND ADDITIONAL PUBLICATIONS


Suid-Afrikaners en Kunswaardering by Johannes Meintjes
Grootte Schuur, Number 2, Part 2, 1942.

 

Beeldende Kuns in Suid-Afrika by Johannes Meintjes
Grootte Schuur, Number 3, Part 2, 1943. (Awarded as the best article in Afrikaans)

 

Die Suid-Afrikaanse Skilderkuns by Johannes Meintjes
France, March 1943.

 

Vandag en Die Jeug by Johannes Meintjes
NUSAS Magazine, editorial introduction, 1944.

 

Die Digter J. Slauerhoff by Johannes Meintjes
Band, February 1944.

 

Henriette Roland Holst-Van der Schalk by Johannes Meintjes
NUSAS Magazine, April 1944.

 

Maggie Laubser, Edele Rypheid by Johannes Meintjes
Die Brandwag, 19 May 1944.

 

Henriette Roland Holst-Van der Schalk by Johannes Meintjes
Band, 6 June 1944.

 

Die Vroueskilders van Suid-Afrika, I by Johannes Meintjes
Die Huisvrou, 18 July 1944.

 

Die Vroueskilders van Suid-Afrika, II by Johannes Meintjes
Die Huisvrou, 25 July 1944.

 

Die Vroueskilders van Suid-Afrika, III by Johannes Meintjes
Die Huisvrou, 8 August 1944.

 

Indrukke van A. Roland Holst by Johannes Meintjes
Band, 11 November 1944.

 

Posisie van die jong kunstenaar in Suid-Afrika by Johannes Meintjes
Kultuur, May 1945.

 

Die Jong Kunstenaar in Suid-Afrika by Johannes Meintjes
Filma, 1945.

 

Katte by Johannes Meintjes
Huishouding, 1945.

 

Die Ryk Vrou by Johannes Meintjes
BBC, broadcast by the BBC's Afrikaans channel, 1946.

 

In die Familiekring by Johannes Meintjes
BBC, broadcast by the BBC's Afrikaans channel, 1946.

 

Aktrise oor die Telefoon by Johannes Meintjes
BBC, broadcast by the BBC's Afrikaans channel, 1946.

 

Kunssinnige Dametjie by Johannes Meintjes
BBC, broadcast by the BBC's Afrikaans channel, 1946.

 

Oorlogsfragment by Johannes Meintjes
BBC, broadcast by the BBC's Afrikaans channel, 1946.

 

Drie Gesofistikeerdes by Johannes Meintjes
BBC, broadcast by the BBC's Afrikaans channel, 1946.

 

Twee Vriendinne by Johannes Meintjes
BBC, broadcast by the BBC's Afrikaans channel, 1946.

 

Langstraat-Fragment by Johannes Meintjes
BBC, broadcast by the BBC's Afrikaans channel, 1946.

 

Brief Uit Londen by Johannes Meintjes
BBC, broadcast by the BBC's Afrikaans channel, 1946.

 

Die Hond by Johannes Meintjes
BBC, broadcast by the BBC's Afrikaans channel, 1946.

 

Hoede by Johannes Meintjes
BBC, broadcast by the BBC's Afrikaans channel, 1946.

 

Hoede by Johannes Meintjes
SABC, broadcast by the BBC's Afrikaans channel, 1946.

 

Hoede by Johannes Meintjes
Radio Week, broadcast by the BBC's Afrikaans channel, 1946.

 

Vertaling en verwerking van 'The Death of Uncle George' (Bertram A. Young) by Johannes Meintjes, with Zoe Randall and Pietro Nolte in the main roles BBC, broadcast by the BBC's Afrikaans channel in 1946

 

Agter Die Skerm by Johannes Meintjes
BBC, broadcast by the BBC's Afrikaans channel, 1946.

 

Rolprent-Resensies by Johannes Meintjes
BBC, a series of film reviews by Johannes Meintjes, broadcast by the BBC's Afrikaans channel, 1946.

 

Die Skilderkuns by Johannes Meintjes
Kinderensiklopedie, Part III, 1947.

 

Maggie Laubser - Ons Grootste Beeldende Kunstenares by Johannes Meintjes
Die Huisvrou, 1 July 1947

 

Haresny by Johannes Meintjes
Die Huisgenoot, 18 July 1947

 

Die Hond by Johannes Meintjes
Die Huisgenoot, 29 August 1947

 

In die Familiekring by Johannes Meintjes
Die Huisgenoot, 1947

 

Drie Gesofistikeerdes by Johannes Meintjes
Die Huisgenoot, 1947

 

Drie Londense Aspekte by Johannes Meintjes
Die Huisgenoot, 1947

 

In Londen by Johannes Meintjes
Huishouding, 1947

 

Clifton-Parade by Johannes Meintjes
Die Huisgenoot, 1947

 

Met Penseel en Palet by Johannes Meintjes
SABC, a series of 12 broadcasts in 1947

 

Die Held van Ons Beeldende Kuns by Johannes Meintjes
SABC, broadcast in 1947
Radio-Week, 1947

 

Die Blom in die Kuns by Johannes Meintjes
SABC, broadcast in 1947

 

Kersmotief in die Skilderkuns by Johannes Meintjes
SABC, broadcast in 1947

 

Vroue in Rembrandt se Lewe by Johannes Meintjes
SABC, broadcast in 1947
Radio-Week, 1947
Die Huisvrou, 1947

 

Portretgalery by Johannes Meintjes
SABC, broadcast in 1947
Die Huisvrou, 1947

 

Die Voortrekkervrou by Johannes Meintjes
SABC, broadcast in 1947 Die Huisvrou 1947

 

Die Ideale Vrou by Johannes Meintjes
SABC, broadcast in 1947 Radio-Week, broadcast in 1947

 

'Ek Beweer' by Johannes Meintjes
SABC, broadcast in 1947

 

Die Hedendaagse Drama en Toneel Engeland by Johannes Meintjes
Lecture at the Worcester School of Drama, 1947

 

Kerstyd by Johannes Meintjes
SABC, broadcast in 1947 Die Huisvrou, 1947

 

Rolprentster by Johannes Meintjes
SABC, broadcast in 1947

 

Kersmotief in Skilderkuns by Johannes Meintjes
Die Huisvrou, 1948

 

In die Land van die Bysiendes by Johannes Meintjes
Die Huisgenoot, 8 July 1948

 

Ta' Martjie by Johannes Meintjes
Die Huisvrou, 4 October 1949

 

Samuel Daniell by Johannes Meintjes
Die Huisgenoot, 28 October 1949

 

Sofonisba Anquisciola by Johannes Meintjes
SABC, broadcast in 1949

 

Die Perd en Ek by Johannes Meintjes
Die Huisgenoot, 1947

 

Wanneer 'n Man Huishou by Johannes Meintjes
SABC, broadcast in 1949

 

How We Artists Suffer! by Johannes Meintjes
The Outspan, 19 October 1951

 

Die Oepasboom by Johannes Meintjes
Die Huisgenoot, 1 August 1955

 

Mense praat oor Maggie Laubser by Johannes Meintjes
Sarie Marais, 28 October 1959

 

A Vision of Africa by Johannes Meintjes
South African Panorama, September 1960

 

Die Vrou in die SA Skilderkuns by Johannes Meintjes
SABC, broadcast in 1960 during the Union Festival, read by Meintjes himself

 

The Problems of the Young SA Writer by Johannes Meintjes
Lecture at the Hillbrow Study Centre in 1960

 

Die LeŽ Uur by Johannes Meintjes
Tydskrif vir Letterkunde, 17 January 1961

 

'n Onbekende Juweel by Johannes Meintjes
Fontein, Volume I, Number I, 1961

 

Hele Dorp en Sy Mense op Glas by Johannes Meintjes
Die Huisgenoot, 24 March 1961

 

Kinders van Sestig Jaar Gelede by Johannes Meintjes
Die Huisgenoot, 14 July 1961

 

In Memoriam : F.D. Sinclair by Johannes Meintjes
Contrast, Number 3

 

Suid-Afrikaners van Sestig Jaar Gelede by Johannes Meintjes
Panorama, 1961

 

Die LeŽ Uur by Johannes Meintjes
Tydskrif vir Letterkunde, October 1962

 

Nerine Desmond by Johannes Meintjes
SABC, broadcast on 15 November 1962

 

Maggie Laubser by Johannes Meintjes
Die Brandwag, 14 May 1965

 

Boodskapper van Onbekende Siener Van Rensburg by Johannes Meintjes
Dagbreek en Landstem, 17 December 1967

 

Die Siener - Mense het hom gevrees en bespot by Johannes Meintjes
Dagbreek en Landstem, 24 December 1967

 

Na Die Oorlog : Bitterheid en Vergifnis by Johannes Meintjes
Dagbreek en Landstem, 31 December 1967

 

A Visit to Aunt Polly by Johannes Meintjes
Personality, 14 March 1968

 

Die Molteno-Versameling by Johannes Meintjes
Brochure of the George Vice Memorial Museum, 12 June 1968

 

Maggie Laubser by Johannes Meintjes
South African Panorama, February 1969

 

Die Britse Setlaars in Suid-Afrika by Johannes Meintjes
Buurman, June 1974


 

UNPUBLISHED / DESTROYED MANUSCRIPTS


Rotse Onder die Sand (Rocks under the Sand) by Johannes Meintjes
Novel (Afrikaans). Manuscript destroyed. ca 700 pp

 

Verhaal van 'n Jongman (Story of a Young Man) by Johannes Meintjes
Autobiographical novel (Afrikaans). Manuscript destroyed.

 

Droomkind (Dream Child) by Johannes Meintjes
Autobiographical novel (Afrikaans). Manuscript destroyed.

 

Die Vlei (The Marsh) by Johannes Meintjes
Novel (Afrikaans). Manuscript destroyed.

 

Vervulling (Fulfillment) by Johannes Meintjes
Novel (Afrikaans). Manuscript destroyed.

 

Fase (Phase) by Johannes Meintjes
A compilation of letters by Johannes Meintjes to his mother.
Manuscript destroyed.

 

Skets van Anton Anreith (Sketch of Anton Anreith) by Johannes Meintjes
Magazine article (Afrikaans). Manuscript destroyed.

 

Skets van Sir Herbert Baker (Sketch of Sir Herbert Baker) by Johannes Meintjes
Magazine article (Afrikaans). Manuscript destroyed.

 

Skets van Frans Oerder (Sketch of Frans Oerder) by Johannes Meintjes
Magazine article (Afrikaans). Manuscript destroyed.

 

Olive Schreiner by Johannes Meintjes
Biographical introduction (Afrikaans). Manuscript destroyed. 200 pp

 

Vermoeide SpieŽl (Exhausted mirror) by Johannes Meintjes
Autobiographical study of puberty (Afrikaans). Manuscript destroyed.

 

Die Bisantynse Kuns (The Bizantine Art) by Johannes Meintjes
Commissioned by W.E.G. Louw for an encyclopedia (Afrikaans). Manuscript destroyed.

 

My Eerlike Mening (My Honest Opinion) by Johannes Meintjes
Art Appreciation (Afrikaans). Manuscript destroyed.

 

The Astonished Hornet by Johannes Meintjes
Autobiographical. Partly included in 'Frontier Family'. 120 pp Manuscript destroyed.

 

Cape Wind by Johannes Meintjes
Novel. Manuscript destroyed. 245 pp

 

The Borcherds Era by Johannes Meintjes
Historical. Manuscript destroyed. 200 pp

 

In Diens van Sy Dorp (In Service of His Town) by Johannes Meintjes
Article about Mr Japie Coetzee (Afrikaans). Manuscript destroyed.

 

The Flame Within by Johannes Meintjes
Novel. Manuscript destroyed. 200 pp

 

Gevaarlike Onskuld (Dangerous Innocence) by Johannes Meintjes
Play (Afrikaans). Manuscript destroyed.

 

The Invisible Sun by Johannes Meintjes
Autobiography of Childhood. Manuscript destroyed.

 

Summer Incident by Johannes Meintjes
Short story. Manuscript lost.

 

Young People in Love by Johannes Meintjes
Radio theatre. Manuscript lost.

 

Jeugdige Vuur (Youthful Fire) by Johannes Meintjes
Essays (Afrikaans). Manuscript destroyed.

 

Treine (Trains) by Johannes Meintjes
Essay (Afrikaans). Manuscript lost.

 

Neels word sagmoedig (Neels becomes kind) by Johannes Meintjes
Short story (Afrikaans). Manuscript lost.

 

Dust of the Dead by Johannes Meintjes
Novel. Manuscript destroyed.

 

A Visit to Aunt Victoria by Johannes Meintjes
Short story. Manuscript lost.

 

All Lost by Johannes Meintjes
Short story. Manuscript lost.

 

Journey Through Love by Johannes Meintjes
Novel (incomplete). Manuscript lost.

 

The Glass of Years by Johannes Meintjes
Autobiographical study of sexual development. Manuscript destroyed.

 

Verse van Die Liefde (Verses of Love) by Johannes Meintjes
Poetry/prose (Afrikaans). Manuscript lost.

 

Small Hammers by Johannes Meintjes
Novel. Manuscript lost.

 

Albert Ko-op (Albert Co-op) by Johannes Meintjes
Details unknown.

 

Autobiography by Johannes Meintjes
Details unknown.

 

A vision of Africa by Johannes Meintjes
Details unknown.

 

Boer War Reprints : Reviews by Johannes Meintjes
Details unknown.

 

Broadcasts by Johannes Meintjes
Details unknown.

 

Die LeŽ Uur (The Empty Hour) by Johannes Meintjes
A love poem (Afrikaans). Details unknown.

 

Experiment in Exile by Johannes Meintjes
Details unknown.

 

Gables and Gauntlets by Johannes Meintjes
Details unknown.

 

Herinneringe van 'n Pionierseun (Memories of a Pioneer Boy) by Johannes Meintjes
Magazine article (autobiographical). (Afrikaans). 6 pp

 

Joseph Contact by Johannes Meintjes
Magazine article (incomplete manuscript) 1 p.

 

London Diary by Johannes Meintjes
Autobiographical. 162 pp

 

Los Stukke (Loose pieces) by Johannes Meintjes
Details unknown (Afrikaans).

 

Mikrokosmos (Microcosm) by Johannes Meintjes
Details unknown (Afrikaans).

 

'n Verdwene Kommentator (A Disappeared Commentator) by Johannes Meintjes
Magazine article (Afrikaans).

 

Olive Schreiner by Johannes Meintjes
Magazine article (incomplete). 1 p

 

Painter's Progress by Johannes Meintjes
Details unknown.

 

Radio en Toneel (Radio and Drama) by Johannes Meintjes
Details unknown (Afrikaans).

 

Reitz by Johannes Meintjes
Details unknown.

 

Sex in the Anglo-Boer War by Johannes Meintjes
Details unknown.

 

Syfergat : A Vanished Hamlet by Johannes Meintjes
Magazine article. 3 pp

 

The Cape Afrikaner by Johannes Meintjes
Details unknown.

 

The Flying Fox by Johannes Meintjes
Details unknown.

 

The French Colonel by Johannes Meintjes
Details unknown.

 

The Lone Soldier by Johannes Meintjes
Details unknown.

 

Theron by Johannes Meintjes
Details unknown.

 

The Stormberg Region by Johannes Meintjes
Details unknown.

 

The Use of Passion by Johannes Meintjes
Novel. 185 pp

 

Uit 'n Stormberg-Dagboek (From a Stormberg Diary) by Johannes Meintjes
Magazine article (autobiographical). (Afrikaans). 11 pp

 

William Plomer by Johannes Meintjes
Magazine article (incomplete). 1 p

 

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