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Nadine Gordimer
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Details

  • Page extent: 240 pages
  • Size: 216 x 138 mm
  • Weight: 0.29 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 823
  • Dewey version: 20
  • LC Classification: PR9369.3.G6 Z685 1994
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Gordimer, Nadine--Criticism and interpretation
    • Politics and literature--South Africa--History--20th century
    • Women and literature--South Africa--History--20th century
    • Experimental fiction--History and criticism
    • Postmodernism (Literature)--South Africa

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521475495 | ISBN-10: 052147549X)

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  • Published November 1994

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In this study, which may be used as an introduction as well as by those already familiar with Gordimer's work, Dominic Head discusses each of Nadine Gordimer's novels in detail, examining the texts both as a reflection of events and situations in the real world, and as evidence of her constant rethinking of her craft. Head shows how Gordimer's typical concerns are developed through increasing stress on the politics of textuality; and he considers how her work as a whole contributes to the creation of a literature to challenge apartheid.

Contents

1. Gordimer and South Africa: themes, issues and literary identity; 2. The early novels: The Lying Days, A World of Strangers, and Occasion for Loving; 3. Developing narrative muscle: The Late Bourgeois World, A Guest of Honour, and The Conservationist; 4. The construction of identity: Burger's Daughter and July's People; 5. Self-reflexive reassessments: A Sport of Nature and My Son's Story; 6. The short stories; 7. Gordimer as postmodernist?

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