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  • Beethoven Was One-Sixteenth Blackby Nadine Gordimer

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 21.99

    "You're not responsible for your ancestry, are you . . . But if that's so, why have marched under banned slogans, got yourself beaten up by the police, arrested a couple of times; plastered walls with subversive posters . . . The past is valid only in relation to whether the present recognizes it." In this collection of new stories Nadine Gordimer... more...

  • Beethoven Was One-sixteenth Blackby Nadine Gordimer

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 11.99

    This rich story collection will be a reminder to Nadine Gordimer's countless admirers, and a taster for the uninitiated, of her enduring imaginative power. A woman gauges the state of her marriage by the tone of her husband's cello; a wife reads her husband's mood by the scent in the nape of his neck; a newly emigrated couple are divided by visual... more...

  • Burger's Daughterby Nadine Gordimer

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    In this work, Nadine Gordimer unfolds the story of a young woman's slowly evolving identity in the turbulent political environment of present-day South Africa. Her father's death in prison leaves Rosa Burger alone to explore the intricacies of what it actually means to be Burger's daughter. more...

  • The Conservationistby Nadine Gordimer

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 11.99

    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 stewardship; even the land rises up, as drought, then flood, destroy his farm. As the upheaval in Mehring's world... more...

  • Get a Lifeby Nadine Gordimer

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 21.99

    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...

  • Get a Lifeby Nadine Gordimer

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    When Paul Bannerman, an ecologist in Africa, is diagnosed with cancer and prescribed treatment that makes him radioactive, his suddenly fragile existence makes him question his life for the first time. He is especially struck by the contradiction in values between his work as a conservationist and that of his wife, an advertising agency executive.... more...

  • A Guest of Honourby Nadine Gordimer

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    James Bray, an English colonial administrator who was expelled from a central African nation for siding with its black nationalist leaders, is invited back ten years later to join in the country's independence celebrations. As he witnesses the factionalism and violence that erupt as revolutionary ideals are subverted by ambition and greed, Bray is... more...

  • The House Gunby Nadine Gordimer

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1998; US$ 18.99

    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...

  • The House Gunby Nadine Gordimer

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 11.99

    A successful, respected executive director of an insurance company, Harald, and his doctor wife, Claudia, are faced with something that could never happen to them: their son has committed murder. What kind of loyalty do a mother and a father owe a son who has committed this unimaginable horror? more...

  • July's Peopleby Nadine Gordimer

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    For years, it has 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 native village. What happens to the Smaleses and to July - the shifts in character and relationships... more...