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Betrayals of the body politic : the literary commitments of Nadine Gordimer

Author: Andrew V Ettin
Publisher: Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1991, Nadine Gordimer was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Infused with the intensity of political conscience and commitment, her writings are invaluable illuminations of life in South Africa during the latter half of the twentieth century. But they are also works of art, and they illustrate that art and commitment need not be antithetical. This is the first study to approach Gordimer from an analysis of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Nadine Gordimer; Nadine Gordimer; Nadine Gordimer; Nadine Gordimer; Nadine Gordimer; Nadine Gordimer
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew V Ettin
ISBN: 0813914302 9780813914305
OCLC Number: 26307734
Description: 150 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. A White Woman Writing in South Africa --
2. Out of Springs --
3. Knowing through the Body --
4. Webs of Falsehood --
5. No One Knows --
6. Where One Makes a Life.
Responsibility: Andrew Vogel Ettin.

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Approaches Gordimer from an analysis of the major thematic motifs and concerns that have characterized her writings throughout her career. Andrew Vogel Ettin draws on all of her writings to date - 10  Read more...

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