Living in Hope and History

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A&C Black, Oct 2, 2000 - Fiction - 256 pages
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Nadine Gordimer describes this collection of her non-fiction pieces as a reflection of how I've looked at this century I've lived in. The collection of essays, articles and addresses encompass Gordimer's own evidence of the inequities of apartheid as she saw them in 1956, her account of the bans on literature still in effect in the mid-1970s, through to South Africa's emergence in 1994 as a free country. Gordimer's canvas is global and her themes are wide-ranging. She examines the impact of technology on our expanding world-view, the convergence of the moral and the political in fiction and she reassess the role of the writer in the modern world.
 

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Contents

How shall we look at each other then?
103
The ceaseless adventure
189
Notes
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Nadine Gordimer's many novels include THE LYING DAYS (her first novel), THE CONSERVATIONIST, joint winner of the Booker Prize, BURGER'S DAUGTER, JULY'S PEOPLE, MY SON'S STORY, NONE TO ACCOMPANY ME, and most recently, THE HOUSE GUN. Her collections of short stories include SOMETHING OUT THERE and JUMP. In 1991 she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. She lives in South Africa.

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