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Nadine Gordimer
Life Times: Stories 1952–2007
 
 
Author
Nadine Gordimer.
Publisher FSG  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.25 x 6.25 x 1.6 inches
ISBN 9780374270537
Pages/Publication Date 549/2010
Daedalus Item Code 21703
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This is a superb collection of selected short fiction from South African Nobel Prize winner Nadine Gordimer, demonstrating her rich use of language and her unsparing vision of politics, sexuality, and race. Spanning the full course of Gordimer's career, from such notable pieces as "Friday's Footprint" and "Something Out There" to her shorter, more experimental work, these stories are nuanced and complex, mapping out the terrain of human relationships with sharp psychological insight and a stunning lack of sentimentality.

"Gordimer's stark sentences and emotional depth make most modern fiction seem trivial."—Times (London)

"If asked to name a living writer who exemplifies all that a writer can be, I would think immediately of Nadine Gordimer.... She has articulated an admirably complex view of the human heart and the contradictions inherent in living in literature and in history."—Susan Sontag

"An antiapartheid activist, Gordimer earned the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature in part by writing exacting, unflinching stories about how hate and injustice poison and warp every interaction. This grand gathering, the fiction companion to her essay collection, Telling Times: Writing and Living, 1954–2008, showcases Gordimer's gift for concentrating the many forms of suffering humankind instigates and endures within calamitous and transforming moments. Her cutting stories dramatize with fluent specificity the evolution of liberation in South Africa. But they are also headline-fresh and timelessly universal as Gordimer, skeptical and compassionate, reveals how intimately entwined politics and private lives are, and how there is no such thing as apartness."—Booklist

 
 
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