Nadine Gordimer by Dominic HeadNadine Gordimer by Dominic Head

Nadine Gordimer

byDominic Head

Paperback | November 25, 1994

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In this study, which may be used as an introduction as well as by those already familiar with Gordimer's work, Dominic Head discusses each of Nadine Gordimer's novels in detail, examining the texts both as a reflection of events and situations in the real world, and as evidence of her constant rethinking of her craft. Head shows how Gordimer's typical concerns are developed through increasing stress on the politics of textuality; and he considers how her work as a whole contributes to the creation of a literature to challenge apartheid.
Title:Nadine GordimerFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.55 inShipping dimensions:8.5 × 5.43 × 0.55 inPublished:November 25, 1994Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:052147549X

ISBN - 13:9780521475495


Table of Contents

1. Gordimer and South Africa: themes, issues and literary identity; 2. The early novels: The Lying Days, A World of Strangers, and Occasion for Loving; 3. Developing narrative muscle: The Late Bourgeois World, A Guest of Honour, and The Conservationist; 4. The construction of identity: Burger's Daughter and July's People; 5. Self-reflexive reassessments: A Sport of Nature and My Son's Story; 6. The short stories; 7. Gordimer as postmodernist?