Selected Stories contains thirty-one stories which Gordimer has chosen from five earlier volumes: Since Miss Gordimer in private life Mrs. Reinhold Cassirer is a native of South Africa and has lived there for more than fifty years, it is not surprising that most of her stories concern race relations in one way or another.
She received the Nobel Prize for Literature in Gordimer was born into a privileged white middle-class family and began reading at an early age.
By the age of 9 she was writing, and she published her first story in a magazine when she was Her wide reading informed her about the world on the other side of apartheid —the official South African policy of racial segregation—and that discovery in time developed into strong political opposition to apartheid.
Never an outstanding scholar, she attended the University of the Witwatersrand for one year. In a novelThe Lying Days, was published. Both exhibit the clear, controlled, and unsentimental style that became her hallmark.
Her stories concern the devastating effects of apartheid on the lives of South Africans—the constant tension between personal isolation and the commitment to social justicethe numbness caused by the unwillingness to accept apartheid, the inability to change it, and the refusal of exile.
Gordimer addressed environmental issues in Get a Lifethe story of a South African ecologist who, after receiving thyroid treatment, becomes radioactive and hence dangerous to others.
Her final novel, No Time like the Presentfollows veterans of the battle against apartheid as they deal with the issues facing modern South Africa. Living in Hope and History: Notes from Our Century is a collection of essays, correspondence, and reminiscences. In Gordimer was awarded the French Legion of Honour.
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The Bridegroom. by Nadine Gordimer. STUDY. PLAY. What is the major historical context of this story? Apartheid. What is Afrikaans?
a South African language, primarily of Dutch descent with influences from other languages as well.
Basic definition of Apartheid in South Africa. Narrator's Voice in 'In Broad Daylight' by Ha Jin and 'Good Climate, Friendly Inhabitants' by Nadine Gordimer. readily admits that: "On the whole theyre not a bad lot of natives; though you get a cheeky bastard now and then" (21).
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She grew up as a member of the privileged white community. Is there nowhere else where we can meet? -- The soft voice of the serpent -- Ah, woe is me -- The catch -- The train from Rhodesia -- A bit of young life -- Six feet of the country -- Which new era would that be?