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  • Get a Lifeby Nadine Gordimer

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 8.99

    Paul Bannerman, an ecologist in South Africa, believes he understands the trajectory of his life, with the usual markers of vocation and marriage. But when he's diagnosed with thyroid cancer and, after surgery, prescribed treatment that will leave him radioactive, for a period a danger to others, he begins to question, as Auden wrote, "what Authority... more...

  • Lootby Nadine Gordimer

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2003; US$ 8.99

    Masterly new fiction from the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature A startling new work: ten fictions, each a revelation of our interior lives, each entering unforeseen contexts of our contemporary world. In the title story, an earthquake exposes both an ocean bed strewn with treasure among the dead and the avarice of the town's survivors.... more...

  • Burger's Daughterby Nadine Gordimer

    Penguin Publishing Group 1980; US$ 16.00

    This is the moving story of the unforgettable Rosa Burger, a young woman from South Africa cast in the mold of a revolutionary tradition. Rosa tries to uphold her heritage handed on by martyred parents while still carving out a sense of self. Although it is wholly of today, Burger's Daughter can be compared to those 19th century Russian classics... more...

  • The Conservationistby Nadine Gordimer

    Penguin Publishing Group 1983; US$ 16.00

    Mehring is rich. He has all the privileges and possessions that South Africa has to offer, but his possessions refuse to remain objects. His wife, son, and mistress leave him; his foreman and workers become increasingly indifferent to his stewarsship; even the land rises up, as drought, then flood, destroy his farm. more...

  • July's Peopleby Nadine Gordimer

    Penguin Publishing Group 1982; US$ 15.00

    Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature For years, it had been what is called a ?deteriorating situation.? Now all over South Africa the cities are battlegrounds. The members of the Smales family?liberal whites?are rescued from the terror by their servant, July, who leads them to refuge in his village. What happens to the Smaleses and to July?the... more...

  • Life Timesby Nadine Gordimer

    Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00

    "Superb...a series of masterly drawn glimpses into the storymaking art of one of Africa's great modern literary geniuses." -Alan Cheuse, NPR A selection of short stories written to date by Nobel Laureate Nadine Gordimer, Life Times reveals her acute understanding of human nature and paints a fascinatingly original portrait of South Africa.... more...

  • Jump and Other Storiesby Nadine Gordimer

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 16.99

    Fifteen thematically and geographically wide-ranging stories from the Nobel Prize Winner, with settings ranging from suburban London to Mozambique. more...

  • The House Gunby Nadine Gordimer

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1998; US$ 16.99

    Nadine Gordimer's novel is a passionate narrative of the complex manifestations of that final test of human relations we call love. It moves with the restless pace of living itself; if it is a parable of present violence, it is also an affirmation of the will to reconciliation that starts where it must, between individual men and women. more...

  • My Son's Storyby Nadine Gordimer

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1990; US$ 16.99

    Will, the narrator of this powerfully charged novel, discovers that his father, a political activist and local hero in their South African town, has become involved with a white woman. Wrenching, passionate, deeply resonant, My Son's Story evokes the inexorable yoking of the personal life and politics with uniquely moving force. more...

  • Living in Hope and Historyby Nadine Gordimer

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 21.99

    Internationally celebrated for her novels, Nadine Gordimer has devoted much of her life and fiction to the political struggles of the Third World, the New World, and her native South Africa. Living in Hope and History is an on-the-spot record of her years as a public figure--an observer of apartheid and its aftermath, a member of the ANC, and the... more...