Why haven't you written?: selected stories, 1950-1972

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Penguin Books, 1992 - Fiction - 230 pages
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South Africa in the 20th century is Nobel Prize-winner Gordimer's setting, and this volume of stories records, against the vivid beauty of the country, the failed liberalism of the 1950s, the years of increased repression, and the resulting armed struggle and exile in the 1960s and '70s that lie behind the hard-won changing world of South Africa today.

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User Review  - Narnia - Goodreads

Beautifully written. The stories are short but pack a punch Read full review

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User Review  - Gemma Williams - Goodreads

Excellent and acerbic collection of short stories from Nadine Gordimer. Dark and bitter sweet, I especially loved a story about a non-religious Jewish family baffled and distressed by their ... Read full review


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Nadine Gordimer, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature and a number of other major literary prizes, is the author of nine collections of stories and eleven novels, most recently "None to Accompany Me". She lives in South Africa.

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