Telling times writing and living

The range of this book is staggering, and the work in totality celebrates the lively perseverance of the life-loving individual in the face of political tumult, then the onslaught of a globalized world.

Telling Times represents the full span of her works in that field—from the twilight of white rule in South Africa to the fight to overthrow the apartheid regime, and most recently, her role over the past seven years in confronting the contemporary phenomena of violence and the dangers of HIV.

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Her sensibility was as much shaped by wide reading as it was to eye-opening sight, passing on her way to school the grim labor compounds where black gold miners lived. Telling Times becomes both a literary exploration and extraordinary document of social and political history in our times.

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Telling Times

Returning to a lifetime of nonfiction work has become an extraordinary experience for Gordimer. Returning to a lifetime of nonfiction work has become an extraordinary experience for Gordimer. Gordimer revisits the eternally relevant legacies of Tolstoy, Proust, and Flaubert, and engages vigorously with contemporaries like Susan Sontag, Octavio Paz, and Edward Said.

Not only had he assembled the minute scraps of testimony scribbled on shreds of paper or cloth that were smuggled out of prison, and photographs of men under merciless interrogation; he has a library of written accounts by ex-prisoners whom he seeks out to set down living memories of pain and humiliation under interrogation.

Born inGordimer, who as a child was ambitious to become a ballet dancer, was recognized at fifteen as a writing prodigy. Telling Times represents the full span of her works in that field—from the twilight of white rule in South Africa to the fight to overthrow the apartheid regime, and most recently, her role over the past seven years in confronting the contemporary phenomena of violence and the dangers of HIV.

Gordimer revisits the eternally relevant legacies of Tolstoy, Proust, and Flaubert, and engages vigorously with contemporaries like Susan Sontag, Octavio Paz, and Edward Said. My overarching impression is that none of this is as radical as it ought to be. Never before has Gordimer, awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature inpublished such a comprehensive collection of her nonfiction.

Or, get it for Kobo Super Points! The range of this book is staggering, and the work in totality celebrates the lively perseverance of the life-loving individual in the face of political tumult, then the onslaught of a globalized world. Overview Contents Inside the Book An extraordinary achievement, Telling Times reflects the true spirit of the writer as a literary beacon, moral activist, and political visionary.

And some of the book reviews were unforgivably heavy on plot exposition.

Telling Times: Writing and Living, 1954-2008

Never before has Gordimer, awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature inpublished such a comprehensive collection of her nonfiction. Telling Times becomes both a literary exploration and extraordinary document of social and political history in our times. These twin decisives—literature and politics—infuse the book, which includes historic accounts of the political atmosphere, firsthand, after the Sharpeville Massacre of and the Soweto uprising ofas well as incisive close-up portraits of Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu, among others.Sep 09,  · Telling Times collects together all of Nadine Gordimer's non-fiction in one volume that bears witness to her moral and political engagement in many of the most crucial issues of the last half-century.

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Telling times : writing and living, 1954-2008

Overview | Contents | Inside the Book An extraordinary achievement, Telling Times reflects the true spirit of the writer as a literary beacon, moral activist, and political visionary. Never before has Gordimer, awarded the Nobel. Never before has Gordimer, awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature inpublished such a comprehensive collection of her nonfiction.

Telling Times represents the full span of her works in that field--from the twilight of white rule in South Africa to the fight to overthrow the apartheid regime, and most recently, her role over the past seven years.

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Zanna said: I went through a trajectory of response reading this, from underwhelmed and bored through interes 4/5.

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