Telling Times: Writing and Living, 1954-2008

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Price
$39.95  $37.15
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
Pages
742
Dimensions
6.42 X 1.53 X 9.38 inches | 2.35 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780393066289
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About the Author

Nadine Gordimer (1923-2014) was born in South Africa. She received numerous international prizes for her writing, including the Modern Language Association Award, the Bennett Award, and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1991. She was given honorary degrees by Yale, Harvard, and other universities and was honored by the French government with the decoration Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

Reviews

The reader shares in Gordimer 's 'euphoria' when Mandela is released from prison, and the cause of her lifetime finally triumphs. Fittingly, these years also mark the climax of Telling Times.... Gordimer 's writing reveals the power of 'engagement, ' in the broad and humane sense in which she defined it: 'the writer 's exploration of the particular meaning that being has taken on in his or her time and place.'
The reader shares in Gordimer s 'euphoria' when Mandela is released from prison, and the cause of her lifetime finally triumphs. Fittingly, these years also mark the climax of Telling Times.... Gordimer s writing reveals the power of 'engagement, ' in the broad and humane sense in which she defined it: 'the writer s exploration of the particular meaning that being has taken on in his or her time and place.' "