Search Results: "Nadine Gordimer"


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NONE TO ACCOMPANY ME by Nadine Gordimer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A vintage display of the moral passion, tempered by unsentimental understanding of the imperfect way we must work out our ideals in the real world, that makes Gordimer one of the most electrifying writers in modern literature. (First printing of 60,000)"
After the relatively disappointing My Son's Story (1990), Nobelist Gordimer is back near the top of her form in a challenging novel of personal and social transformation in a changing South Africa. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE GUN by Nadine Gordimer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"A Dostoyevskian look at crime and punishment, although a far remove from the way the earlier master did it."
A passionately schematic moral anatomy of a murder. Read full book review >

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WRITING AND BEING by Nadine Gordimer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A well-argued brief for writers and writing to which Gordimer's South African experience adds a unique perspective."
With one uncharacteristically personal and moving exception, Gordimer (None to Accompany Me, 1994, etc.) offers crisp and richly allusive explorations of the tensions between a writer's art and the realities of life in six essays first delivered as the 1994 Charles Eliot Norton Lectures at Harvard. Read full book review >

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LIFE TIMES by Nadine Gordimer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 16, 2010

"A welcome collection by a master of English prose—lucid and precisely written, if often bringing news only of disappointment, fear and loss."
Sterling collection of short stories, 38 in all, by the South African Nobelist. Read full book review >

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TELLING TIMES by Nadine Gordimer
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 28, 2010

"Nonetheless, a much-deserved tribute to Gordimer and a firm reminder of her country's difficult path to liberation."
A massive collection of nonfiction by the South African Nobel Prize winner and longtime critic of apartheid. Read full book review >

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GET A LIFE by Nadine Gordimer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 9, 2005

"One of our great writers at her challenging, blistering best. Mandatory reading."
The 1991 Nobel winner's 14th novel is one of her most provocative books: an unsparing analysis of the permutations—and ramifications—of commitment and fidelity, endangerment and survival. Read full book review >

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THE PICKUP by Nadine Gordimer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Perhaps not quite as penetrating as its immediate predecessor, The House Gun (1998), but an artist working at this high a level demands the attention of every serious reader."
Nobel laureate Gordimer (None to Accompany Me, 1994, etc.) expands her horizons while maintaining her habitual thematic concerns in a tale of an unlikely love affair and its unexpected consequences. Read full book review >

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LOOT by Nadine Gordimer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"Gordimer (The Pickup, 2001, etc.) can still deliver a rabbit punch to the solar plexus as efficiently as anybody now writing. Maybe they should give her the Nobel Prize again."
The collision of personal and political agendas and ideals is analyzed with radiant precision and wit in the 1991 Nobel laureate's ninth collection: eight adamantine stories and two ambitious novellas. Read full book review >

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TELLING TALES by Nadine Gordimer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"By its nature more somber than not, a variety of voices with important stories. Tie-in with World AIDS Day December 1, 2004."
A stellar roster, including five Nobelists—Gordimer, Grass, Oe, Marquez, and Saramago—offers 21 stories in a fundraising effort for HIV and AIDS in southern Africa. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2007

"Mostly finger exercises (think Mozart's shorter works), but the best of them are executed with finesse and power."
Ironic what-ifs and narrative legerdemain are featured in the 1991 Nobel laureate's 11th story collection. Read full book review >

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JUMP by Nadine Gordimer
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Once again, vintage Gordimer—as always intelligent, if a little too cool-eyed and restrained in the telling."
As usual, a sharp-eyed record of human flaws from Gordimer (My Son's Story, 1990, etc.) in this, her latest collection of short fiction. Read full book review >

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NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT by Nadine Gordimer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2012

"Gordimer writes movingly and piercingly about the struggles after the Struggle."
A biracial couple faces both personal and political issues in South Africa after the Struggle. Read full book review >