The Lying Days

The Lying Days Author Nadine Gordimer
ISBN-10 9781408833001
Release 2012-03-15
Pages 384
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Nadine Gordimer's first novel, published in 1953, tells the story of Helen Shaw, daughter of white middle-class parents in a small gold-mining town in South Africa. As Helen comes of age, so does her awareness grow of the African life around her. Her involvement, as a bohemian student, with young blacks leads her into complex relationships of emotion and action in a culture of dissension.


Entzauberung Author Nadine Gordimer
ISBN-10 3596222311
Release 1980
Pages 503
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Entzauberung has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Entzauberung also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Entzauberung book for free.

Conversations with Nadine Gordimer

Conversations with Nadine Gordimer Author Nadine Gordimer
ISBN-10 0878054456
Release 1990
Pages 321
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Conversations with Nadine Gordimer edited by Nancy Topping Bazin and Marilyn Dallman Seymour Nadine Gordimer is one of the contemporary world's most admired writers of novels and short stories. This volume collects three decades of her interviews. In them she presents her attitudes toward her art and its interconnection with the oppressive, volatile politics in her native land. She has traveled extensively to other countries only to discover that no matter how white her skin she is indeed African and the only country she can call home is South Africa. If you write honestly about life in South Africa, apartheid damns itself, she says. She is ruthlessly honest, and her fiction has played the vital role of communicating in detail to the rest of the world the effects of apartheid upon the daily lives of the South African people. To maintain her integrity, she writes as though she were dead, without any thought of how anyone will react to what she has written. She remains heroically undaunted both by the banning of three of her novels by the white government and by the protests of radical blacks who assert that whites cannot write convincingly about blacks.She is concerned neither with the image of blacks nor with the image of whites, only with revealing the complexity, the full truth. This truth condemns the racism upon which apartheid is built. In her nine novels and eight volumes of short stories, Gordimer digs deeper and deeper until she has thematic layers. These include betrayal-political, sexual, every form and power, the way human beings use power in their relationships. Her accounts in these interviews of how she works and of which writers she admires will fascinate readers, scholars, teachers, and students alike. Co-editors Nancy Topping Bazin retired from the faculty of the English and women's studies departments at Old Dominion University, and Marilyn Dallman Seymour retired from the staff of the Government Publications Department of the Old Dominion University Library.

Compromise and Resistance in Postcolonial Writing

Compromise and Resistance in Postcolonial Writing Author Alberto Fernández Carbajal
ISBN-10 9781137288936
Release 2014-02-20
Pages 251
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Compromise and Resistance in Postcolonial Writing offers a new critical approach to E. M. Forster's legacy. It examines key themes in Forster's work (homosexuality, humanism, modernism, liberalism) and their relevance to post-imperial and postcolonial novels by important contemporary writers.

The Columbia Guide to South African Literature in English Since 1945

The Columbia Guide to South African Literature in English Since 1945 Author Gareth Cornwell
ISBN-10 9780231503815
Release 2012-06-19
Pages 288
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From the outset, South Africa's history has been marked by division and conflict along racial and ethnic lines. From 1948 until 1994, this division was formalized in the National Party's policy of apartheid. Because apartheid intruded on every aspect of private and public life, South African literature was preoccupied with the politics of race and social engineering. Since the release from prison of Nelson Mandela in 1990, South Africa has been a new nation-in-the-making, inspired by a nonracial idealism yet beset by poverty and violence. South African writers have responded in various ways to Njabulo Ndebele's call to "rediscover the ordinary." The result has been a kaleidoscope of texts in which evolving cultural forms and modes of identity are rearticulated and explored. An invaluable guide for general readers as well as scholars of African literary history, this comprehensive text celebrates the multiple traditions and exciting future of the South African voice. Although the South African Constitution of 1994 recognizes no fewer than eleven official languages, English has remained the country's literary lingua franca. This book offers a narrative overview of South African literary production in English from 1945 to the postapartheid present. An introduction identifies the most interesting and noteworthy writing from the period. Alphabetical entries provide accurate and objective information on genres and writers. An appendix lists essential authors published before 1945.

The Case of the Dutch Ships Considered

The Case of the Dutch Ships Considered Author Sir James Marriott
ISBN-10 OXFORD:N11703847
Release 1778
Pages 137
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The Case of the Dutch Ships Considered has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Case of the Dutch Ships Considered also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Case of the Dutch Ships Considered book for free.

Literature of Africa

Literature of Africa Author G. D. Killam
ISBN-10 0313319014
Release 2004
Pages 204
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Looks at the work of ten African authors, including Chinua Achebe, Miriama Ba, Nadine Gordimer, and Alan Paton.

Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them

Lies  and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them Author Al Franken
ISBN-10 9780141924755
Release 2004-08-05
Pages 448
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Al Franken, one of America's savviest satirists has been studying the rhetoric of the Right. He has listened to their cries of 'slander', 'bias' and even 'treason'. He has examined the Bush administration's policies of squandering our surplus, ravaging the environment, and alienating the rest of the world. He's even watched Fox News. A lot. And in this fair and balanced report, Al bravely exposes them all for what they are: liars. Lying, lying, liars.

The Lying Game

The Lying Game Author Tess Stimson
ISBN-10 9780230764095
Release 2013-05-23
Pages 320
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There are some things we are never meant to know . . . Harriet Lockwood has never really bonded with her daughter, Florence, the way she has with her three sons. Then one day, she discovers why. The girl she’s raised for the last fifteen years is not her biological child. Zoey Sands is a single mother with a chaotic lifestyle. The one constant in her life is her daughter, Nell. Nothing can ever come between them – can it? When Harriet turns up on Zoey’s doorstep demanding to see her biological daughter, the two families are plunged into a storm of bitter rivalries... and unexpected alliances.

Violence in a Time of Liberation

Violence in a Time of Liberation Author Donald L. Donham
ISBN-10 9780822348535
Release 2011-07-21
Pages 237
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A murderous split in the black workforce occurred at a South African gold mine on June 16, 1994, weeks after the elections ending apartheid. Two Zulus were killed and many others wounded in a conflict that nearly everyone at the mine, black and white, characterized as "ethnic." Violence in a Time of Liberation shows that heightened ethnic identity among black workers was more an outcome of the conflict than a cause. Based on his reconstruction of the events and the economic, ideological, and political contexts in which they unfolded, Donald L. Donham argues that the violence was not motivated by hatred of an ethnic Other but by tensions surrounding national liberation. In 1993, he had been granted permission to conduct research in a South African gold mine, among both black and white workers. The mine, where Donham arrived in August 1994, turned out to be the one where violence had erupted on June 16. After learning of the conflict, he pored over written accounts of the murders, and he interviewed workers, union organizers, and management officials. He pieced the stories he gathered into the narrative presented in this book. Offering a critical methodology for assessing violence portrayed as "ethnic" or "religious," Donham contends that it does not necessarily result from pre-existing hatred between social groups but rather from a widespread after-the-fact acceptance of ethnicity as an explanation.

Nadine Gordimer s July s People

Nadine Gordimer s July s People Author Brendon Nicholls
ISBN-10 9781134718788
Release 2013-11-12
Pages 168
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Nadine Gordimer is one of the most important writers to emerge in the twentieth century. Her anti-Apartheid novel July's People (1981) is a powerful example of resistance writing and continues even now to unsettle easy assumptions about issues of power, race, gender and identity. This guide to Gordimer's compelling novel offers: an accessible introduction to the text and contexts of July's People a critical history, surveying the many interpretations of the text from publication to the present a selection of new and reprinted critical essays on July's People, providing a range of perspectives on the novel and extending the coverage of key approaches identified in the critical survey cross-references between sections of the guide, in order to suggest links between texts, contexts and criticism suggestions for further reading. Part of the Routledge Guides to Literature series, this volume is essential reading for all those beginning detailed study of July's People and seeking not only a guide to the novel, but a way through the wealth of contextual and critical material that surrounds Gordimer's text.

Reading and the Reader

Reading and the Reader Author Philip Davis
ISBN-10 9780191506178
Release 2013-10-03
Pages 160
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The Literary Agenda is a series of short polemical monographs about the importance of literature and of reading in the wider world and about the state of literary education inside schools and universities. The category of 'the literary' has always been contentious. What is clear, however, is how increasingly it is dismissed or is unrecognised as a way of thinking or an arena for thought. It is sceptically challenged from within, for example, by the sometimes rival claims of cultural history, contextualized explanation, or media studies. It is shaken from without by even greater pressures: by economic exigency and the severe social attitudes that can follow from it; by technological change that may leave the traditional forms of serious human communication looking merely antiquated. For just these reasons this is the right time for renewal, to start reinvigorated work into the meaning and value of literary reading. Reading and the Reader offers a defence of reading serious literature, where reading offers a place for inner contemplation, emotion, imagination, and thought-experiment through the energising booster-rocket of literature. It is argued that literature creates a holding-ground in which a dense sense of experience is registered. Such a place is vital to human well-being in the following respects: in sustaining the ability to use and not just suffer one's experience; to be able to think one's thoughts, even those that are customarily unadmitted or felt as anomalous or unworthy; to find room for a realm of speculation in between religions and secularization, in between literature and life. Reading and the Reader, one of the first volumes in the Literary Agenda series, exists to defend the value of reading, to narrow the gaps between the way writers and readers think, to bring literary thinking into the ordinary thinking of the world - especially at a time when the arts and humanities are under some threat. Literature is useful in terms of deep human needs. It offers a form of time-travel - across ages, countries, different minds - that provides alternatives to any conventional worldview.

The Oxford Book of Jewish Stories

The Oxford Book of Jewish Stories Author Ilan Stavans
ISBN-10 9780195110197
Release 1998
Pages 493
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Presents the work of more than fifty notable Jewish writers from a dozen countries and from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, including Sholem Aleichem, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and Cynthia Ozick

South Africa

South Africa Author Patricia J. Murphy
ISBN-10 0761417192
Release 2004
Pages 48
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An introduction to the history, geography, language, schools, and social life and customs of South Africa.

A Reader s Companion to the Short Story in English

A Reader s Companion to the Short Story in English Author Erin Fallon
ISBN-10 9781135976224
Release 2013-10-31
Pages 464
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Although the short story has existed in various forms for centuries, it has particularly flourished during the last hundred years. Reader's Companion to the Short Story in English includes alphabetically-arranged entries for 50 English-language short story writers from around the world. Most of these writers have been active since 1960, and they reflect a wide range of experiences and perspectives in their works. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and includes biography, a review of existing criticism, a lengthier analysis of specific works, and a selected bibliography of primary and secondary sources. The volume begins with a detailed introduction to the short story genre and concludes with an annotated bibliography of major works on short story theory.

Nadine Gordimer Routledge Revivals

Nadine Gordimer  Routledge Revivals Author Judie Newman
ISBN-10 9781317628903
Release 2014-06-27
Pages 112
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International in her appeal, Nadine Gordimer is an original and accomplished novelist whose works have found literary and popular recognition. In this critical study, first published in 1988 and the first by a woman, Judie Newman discusses Gordimer’s novels, including A Sport of Nature. Gordimer’s writing is both political committed and formally innovative, confronting subject matter of great contemporary interest and at the same time seeking out narrative forms that combine European and indigenous culture. Her novels are sensitive to their context, while also offering an important contribution to postmodernist reassessments of narrative poetics, and a challenge to European conceptions of the novel. Judie Newman places particular emphasis on Gordimer’s searching investigation of the relation of gender to genre, and explores other major concerns such as the crisis of liberal values, the nature of historical consciousness, racism, sexual politics, and the psychopathology of power. Her study combines close literary analysis with a wide-ranging exploration of ideas, showing clearly how the artist can contribute to contemporary debate.

The Lying Game

The Lying Game Author Ruth Ware
ISBN-10 9781473545991
Release 2017-06-15
Pages 384
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'To read [The Lying Game] is to have your nerves slowly but inexorably shredded as, over and again, the tension builds and then evaporates until the final, unexpected denouement' Metro 'A gripping, unpredictable narrative that shifts like sand underfoot, and a plot that turns like the tide.' ERIN KELLY bestselling author of HE SAID SHE SAID 'Thank goodness for Ruth Ware...[The Lying Game is] gripping enough to be devoured in a single sitting' Independent Four friends. One promise. But someone isn't telling the truth. The twisting new mystery from bestselling phenomenon Ruth Ware. The text message arrives in the small hours of the night. It’s just three words: I need you. Isa drops everything, takes her baby daughter and heads straight to Salten. She spent the most significant days of her life at boarding school on the marshes there, days which still cast their shadow over her. At school Isa and her three best friends used to play the Lying Game. They competed to convince people of the most outrageous stories. Now, after seventeen years of secrets, something terrible has been found on the beach. Something which will force Isa to confront her past, together with the three women she hasn't seen for years, but has never forgotten. Theirs is no cosy reunion: Salten isn't a safe place for them, not after what they did. It’s time for the women to get their story straight...