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Nadine Gordimer : Cambridge Studies in African & Caribbean Literature - Dominic Head

Nadine Gordimer

Cambridge Studies in African & Caribbean Literature

Paperback Published: 9th January 1995
ISBN: 9780521475495
Number Of Pages: 240

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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.

Prefacep. xi
List of abbreviationsp. xiv
Chronologyp. xv
Gordimer and South Africa: themes, issues and literary identityp. 1
The early novels: The Lying Days, A World of Strangers and Occasion for Lovingp. 34
Developing narrative muscle: The Late Bourgeois World, A Guest of Honour and The Conservationistp. 77
The construction of identity: Burger's Daughter and July's Peoplep. 110
Self-reflexive reassessments: A Sport of Nature and My Son's Storyp. 136
The short storiesp. 161
Conclusion. Gordimer: postmodernist?p. 182
Notesp. 194
Select bibliographyp. 207
Indexp. 219
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ISBN: 9780521475495
ISBN-10: 052147549X
Series: Cambridge Studies in African & Caribbean Literature
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 9th January 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.44 x 13.79  x 1.32
Weight (kg): 0.29

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