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Telling Times Writing and Living, 1950-2008 by Nadine Gordimer
  

Telling Times Writing and Living, 1950-2008

Biography / Autobiography   

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Nadine Gordimer's life reflects the true spirit of the writer as moral activist, political visionary and literary icon.

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Telling Times Writing and Living, 1950-2008 by Nadine Gordimer

Nadine Gordimer's life reflects the true spirit of the writer as moral activist, political visionary and literary icon. Telling Times collects together all her non-fiction for the first time, spanning more than half a century, from the twilight of colonial rule in South Africa, to the long, brutal fight to overthrow South Africa's apartheid regime and to her leadership role over the last 20 years in confronting the dangers of AIDS, globalisation, and ethnic violence. The range of this book is staggering, from Gordimer's first piece in The New Yorker in 1954, in which she autobiographically traces her emergence as a brilliant, young writer in a racist country, to her pioneering role in recognising the greatest African and European writers of her generation, to her truly, courageous stance in supporting Nelson Mandela and other members of the ANC during their years of imprisonment. Given that Gordimer will never write an autobiography, Telling Times is an important document of twentieth-century social and political history, told through the voice of one of its greatest literary figures.

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'Gordimer has undoubtedly become one of the World's Great Writers her rootedness in a political time, place and faith has never dimmed her complex gifts as an artist.'
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About the Author

Nadine Gordimer

Nadine Gordimer was born in Springs, South Africa in 1923. She was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1991 and was the joint winner of the Booker Prize for The Conservationist in 1974. Nadine Gordimer has been awarded honorary doctorates from Oxford and Cambridge, is the vice-president of International PEN and a spokesperson for the United Nations Development Project to eradicate poverty.

A co-founder of the Congress of South African Writers, Nadine Gordimer is a strong advocate of literature and free speech. She has also made a number of television documentaries and written a large collection of articles, literary criticism and speeches. She travels extensively in Africa, Europe, and North and South America. Nadine Gordimer died in 2014.

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Publication date

19th April 2010

Author

Nadine Gordimer

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Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Format

Hardback
752 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography

Literary essays

ISBN

9781408800249

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