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A writing life : celebrating Nadine Gordimer

Author: Andries Walter Oliphant; Nadine Gordimer
Publisher: London ; New York : Viking, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this volume, Nadine Gordimer is paid homage by fellow writers from South Africa and other parts of the world. The book comprises readings, tributes, fiction, poetry, interviews and photographs  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Literary collections
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Writing life.
London ; New York : Viking, 1998
(OCoLC)647091396
Named Person: Nadine Gordimer; Nadine Gordimer; Nadine Gordimer
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andries Walter Oliphant; Nadine Gordimer
ISBN: 0670885835 9780670885831
OCLC Number: 43521597
Description: xxiv, 510 pages : portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Readings of a writing life (Nadine gordiner : a writing life / Stephen Clingman ; Lemmings, cats, pigs : Gordimer's women during the interregnum & beyond / Karen Ruth Lazar ; Hillela & the whale / Ronald Suresh Roberts ; The critical reception of Nadine Gordimer / Dorothy Driver) --
Tributes to a writing life (Troubled enchantments : a tribute to Nadine Gordimer / Albie Sachs ; On Nadine Gordimer / Per Wästberg ; Nadine Gordimer & the Afrikaner / Ampie Coetzee ; Nadine Gordimer & South African politics / Anthony Sampson ; Nadine Gordimer at seventy-five / Lewis Nkosi ; Letter to Nadine / Günter Grass ; A slip of a girl / Guy Butler) --
Poetry for a writing life (An image from Beowulf / Seamus Heaney ; Two oblique salutes to Nadine Gordimer / Lionel Abrahams ; Nadine / Sipho Sepamla ; Two poems / Dennis Brutus ; From: The RDP poems / Ari Sitas ; Childhood on Stilfontein Mine / Ingrid de Kok ; Your name / Morakabe Raks Seakhoa. Spreading out / Lisa Combrinck ; Flowering / Chenjerai Hove ; A meditation / C.J. Driver ; Beyond transitions / Lesego Rampolokeng ; 'Love dispels the stench of death' / Mbulelo Vizikhungo Mzamane ; Empowerment / Leon de Kock ; Two poems / Tatamkhulu Afrika ; Mid-winter concert / Don Maclennan ; Life sentence / Gus Ferguson ; Two poems / Essop Patel ; Two pems / Jeremy Gordin ; Two poems / Francis Faller ; Summer poems for the beloveds / Antjie Krog ; Heron's place / Jeremy Cronin ; Two poems / Marlene van Niekerk ; The fragile library / Andries Walter Oliphant) --
Fiction for a writing life (From untitled fiction / J.M. Coetzee ; The old man & his cats / James Matthews ; Mr Cypher's collection / Peter Wilhelm ;The fugu-eaters / Ivan Vladislavić ; Two excerpts from untitled fiction / Chris van Wyck ; Highveld hibiscus garden / Elleke Boehmer ; Wild flowers for Poppie / Joan Baker ; The wheels of God / David Medalie ; Mister Donut / Jeremy Hobbs. Metamorphosis / Maureen Isaacson ; Portia's Porsche / Geoffrey Haresnape ; The goblin king / Ken Barris ; Gordimer's cat / Achmat Dangor ; Hijack / Colin Jiggs Smuts ; Ululants / Zakes Mda ; In the centre of a circle / Peter Horn ; Scatter the ashes & go / Mongane Wally Serote ; Aus / Mike Nicol ; Wet area / Shaun de Waal ; Maxi-jump / Jane Fox ; Song of the locust / Johnny Masilela ; Still life / Joel Matlou ; Our Mercedes-Benz / Gladys Thomas) --
Interviews on a writing life (All's unfair in love & war / André Brink ; An interview with Nadine Gordimer / Karen Ruth Lazar ; Because I marvel : interview with Nadine Gordimer / Maureen Isaacson) --
Places of a writing life (Home for intimacy / Njabulo S. Ndebele ; The meaning of an island / Stephen Watson ; The phone call / Hugh Lewin) --
A play for a writing life (Thabo for Thabo / Mike van Graan).
Responsibility: edited by Andries Walter Oliphant ; photographs by David Goldblatt.

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