The Conservationist

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A&C Black, Nov 21, 2005 - Fiction - 323 pages

Mehring is rich. He has all the privileges and possessions that South Africa has to offer, but his possessions refuse to remain objects. His wife, son and mistress leave him; his foreman and workers become increasingly indifferent to his stewardship; even the land rises up, as drought, then flood, destroy his farm. As the upheaval in Mehring's world increasingly resembles that in the country as a whole, it becomes clear that only a seismic shift in ideas and concrete action can avert annihilation.

 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
17
Section 3
21
Section 4
26
Section 5
28
Section 6
38
Section 7
48
Section 8
64
Section 19
194
Section 20
206
Section 21
223
Section 22
231
Section 23
232
Section 24
243
Section 25
255
Section 26
256

Section 9
69
Section 10
72
Section 11
92
Section 12
96
Section 13
105
Section 14
106
Section 15
130
Section 16
146
Section 17
155
Section 18
193
Section 27
263
Section 28
275
Section 29
276
Section 30
288
Section 31
297
Section 32
298
Section 33
321
Section 34
325
Section 35
327
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Nadine Gordimer's many novels include The Lying Days, Burger's Daughter, My Son's Story, None To Accompany Me, A World Of Strangers and The House Gun. Her collections of short stories include Something Out There, Jump and Loot. In 1991 she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. She lives in South Africa.

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