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Nadine Gordimer at the 92nd Street Y: April 1961
Oct 4, Nadine Gordimer, whose novels of South Africa portray the conflicts and was named winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature today as her country "My Son's Story," Miss Gordimer has written of the effects of apartheid on She is the first woman to win the literature prize in 25 years, and one of only.
Nadine Gordimer: five must-read books
The Conservationist Gordimer was joint winner of the Booker prize for this novel, which exposes the delusions of apartheid through the character of Mehring, a rich white businessman turned dilettante farmer, who is confronted with an unidentified corpse on his land. Mehring's certainty that he always does "the right thing" is undermined by a narrative that constantly undercuts his smug conservatism. Considering the novel as a contender for the Best of Booker prize, Sam Jordison wrote : "The intensity of this writing requires serious concentration, especially when coupled with an impressionistic narrative that skips backwards and forwards over time and situates us right inside Mehring's head — an increasingly unpleasant place to be. It's hard work — but is correspondingly effective. Burger's Daughter Ranked by one critic as one of the "few truly great political novels ever written", this book was described by Gordimer as a "coded homage" to the Afrikaner lawyer Bram Fischer, who defended Nelson Mandela and other anti-apartheid activists.
South Africa has produced several writers of stature in the past half century, but few have approached the achievement of Nadine Gordimer , who has died aged A significant figure in world literature, Gordimer plumbed the depths of human interaction in a society of racial tension, political oppression and sexual unease. The connection between the intimate and the public lay at the heart of her work, an apparently inexhaustible stream of novels, short stories and essays. An outspoken voice against the evils of apartheid, Gordimer continued to express forthright views after its collapse and the emergence of a multiracial democracy. Promoting even as she questioned white liberal values in her early work, she went on to espouse an increasingly radical position in the essays and fiction of the mids and later, openly supporting the liberation movement and associated cultural bodies such as the Congress of South African Writers.