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The Later Fiction of Nadine Gordimer - Bruce King

The Later Fiction of Nadine Gordimer

By: Bruce King (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 20th April 1993
ISBN: 9780333534168
Number Of Pages: 249

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The essays in this book examines such topics as the autobiographical basis of Nadine Gordimer's fiction, her relationship to feminism, the place of the white woman in black Africa, the ambiguity of revolutionary politics, her ambivalent relationship to Judaism, her use of irony, the symbolism of landscape, and the ways in which she has revised recurring topics throughout her career as a writer. There are essays on "The Conservationist", "Burger's Daughter", "July's People", "A Sport of Nature" and "My Son's Story" and the later short fiction. The editor provides an introduction to the reasons why Gordimer's work has changed so radically.

I: INTRODUCTION - A Changing Face; B.King - 2: GENERAL ESSAYS - 'Nobodies Children': Families in Gordimer's Later Novels; J.Cooke - Collector's Art, Collective Action: The Search for Commitment in Gordimer's Fiction; G.Huggan - Black and White in Grey: Irony and Judgement in Gordimer's Fiction; R.Smith - Placing Spaces: Style and Ideology in Gordimer's Later Fiction; B.Macaskill - Landscape Iconography in the Novels of Nadine Gordimer; K.M.Wagner - 3: THE NOVELS - The Conservationist and the Political Uncanny; L.Engle - The Interregnum of Ownership in July's People; R.Bodenheimer - The Politics of Place in Burger's Daughter; D.Read - Making Metaphors/Moving On: Burger's Daughter and A Sport of Nature; S.Winnett - A Sport of Nature: Identity and Repression of the Jewish Subject; M.Wade - A Sport of Nature and the Boundaries of Fiction; S.Clingman - My Son's Story: Drenching the Censors, the Dilemma of White Writing; S.M.Greenstein - 4: THE SHORTER FICTION - Feminism as 'piffling'? Ambiguities in Gordimer's Short Stories; K.Lazar - Once More into the Burrows: Gordimer's Later Short Fiction; A.R.Lomberg - Archive of Apartheid: Nadine Gordimer's Short Fiction at the End of the Interregnum; J.Colleran - Index

ISBN: 9780333534168
ISBN-10: 0333534166
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 249
Published: 20th April 1993
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 3