The late bourgeois world

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Viking Press, 1966 - Social Science - 120 pages
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Deals with the suicide of a South African of British descent who is torn by divided loyalties.

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User Review  - Sean de la Rosa - Goodreads

Gordimer sticks to what she knows. It's only a few pages, but well worth the effort. Read full review

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User Review  - Dennis Murphy - Goodreads

This is a tightly wound slip of a book but not recommended for those that demand closure or are uncomfortable with ambiguity. I read this right after reading The Age of Reason and both books have me wondering about decisions I would make when confronted with a moral dilemma. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
23
Section 3
39
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About the author (1966)

Winner of many international awards, South African Nadine Gordimer was born in Springs, Transvaal and received her education at a convent school and at the University of the Witersand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Gordimer - novelist, short story writer, and essayist - is one of South Africa's best-known authors, and she is perhaps the country's most gifted contemporary novelist. In her fiction Gordimer consistently attacks the system of apartheid from the standpoint of the white middle class. Her stories show how some whites slowly awaken to the injustice and moral corruption of the system while others fail to see how the racial policy eats away at the moral basis of society. Gordimer's narratives are rich in detail and precise observation. She frequently uses a single well-drawn event, incident, or scene to capture the sense of broad social decay she seeks to depict. In an early work, The Late Bourgeois World (1966), she expresses some cautious hope for the future of South Africa. A Sport of Nature (1987), her most recent novel, shows the development of a young, middle-class, white woman into a political activist.

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