Nadine Gordimers Burgers Daughter: A Casebook

Paperback | December 15, 2002

EditorJudie Newman

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South African writer Nadine Gordimer won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1991. Her seventh novel, Burger's Daughter, focuses upon the daughter of a white, communist Afrikaner hero. Based partly on fact, successively banned and unbanned by the South African authorities, the novel has alsobecome something of a test case for feminist critics of Gordimer's writing. This casebook includes an interview with and an essay by Nadine Gordimer on the novel, classic and recent critical essays, an introduction discussing biographical and historical contexts and the literary reception, and abibliography.

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South African writer Nadine Gordimer won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1991. Her seventh novel, Burger's Daughter, focuses upon the daughter of a white, communist Afrikaner hero. Based partly on fact, successively banned and unbanned by the South African authorities, the novel has alsobecome something of a test case for feminist cri...

Judie Newman is Professor of American Studies at the University of Nottingham.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 5.39 × 8.19 × 0.79 inPublished:December 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195147170

ISBN - 13:9780195147179

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Susan Gardner: 'A Story for this Place and Time': An Interview with Nadine Gordimer about Burger's Daughter3. Conor Cruise O'Brien: Waiting for Revolution4. Stephen R. Clingman: The Subject of Revolution5. John Cooke: Leaving the Mother's House6. Judie Newman: Prospero's Complex: Race and Sex in Burger's Daughter7. The Degeneration of the Great South African Lie: Nadine Gordimer8. The Synthesis of Revelation: Burger's Daughter9. Nadine Gordimer: What the Book is About10. Susan Gardner: Still Waiting for the Great Feminist Novel11. Lorraine Liscio: Burger's Daughter: Lighting a Torch in the Heart of Darkness12. Louise Yelin: Exiled In and Exiled From: The Politics and Poetics of Burger's Daughter13. Selected Bibliography