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The Resource Writing and being, Nadine Gordimer

Writing and being, Nadine Gordimer

Label
Writing and being
Title
Writing and being
Statement of responsibility
Nadine Gordimer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In this deeply resonant book Gordimer examines the tension for a writer between life's experiences and narrative creations. She asks first, where do characters come from - to what extent are they drawn from real life? We are touching on this question whenever we insist on the facts behind the fiction, Gordimer suggests, and here she tries to unravel the mysterious process that breathes "real" life into fiction. Exploring the writings of revolutionaries in South Africa, she shows how their struggle is contrastingly expressed in factual accounts and in lyrical poetry. Gordimer next turns to three writers linked by their search for a life that transcends their own time and place: in distinctive and telling ways, Naguib Mahfouz, Chinua Achebe, and Amos Oz defy accepted norms of loyalty to the mores and politics of their countries
  • Their search in Egypt, Nigeria, and Israel for a meaningful definition of home testifies to what it must be: the destination of the human spirit beyond national boundaries. Ending on a personal note, Gordimer reveals her own experience of "writing her way out of" the confines of a dying colonialism
Member of
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gordimer, Nadine
Dewey number
  • 809/.04
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
PN771
LC item number
.G67 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Charles Eliot Norton lectures
Series volume
1994
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authors
  • Gordimer, Nadine
  • Literature and revolutions
  • Literature, Modern
  • Achebe, Chinua
  • Maḥfūẓ, Najīb
  • Oz, Amos
Label
Writing and being, Nadine Gordimer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 137-142) and index
Contents
  • Adam's rib : fictions and realities
  • Hanging on a sunrise : testimony and imagination in revolutionary writings
  • Zaabalawi : the concealed side : The Cairo trilogy, Naguib Mahfouz
  • To hold the yam and the knife : Anthills of the Savannah, Chinua Achebe
  • Forgotten promised land : Fima, Amos Oz
  • That other world that was the world
Control code
ocm32543796
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
145 p.
Isbn
9780674962323
Lccn
95017598
Label
Writing and being, Nadine Gordimer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 137-142) and index
Contents
  • Adam's rib : fictions and realities
  • Hanging on a sunrise : testimony and imagination in revolutionary writings
  • Zaabalawi : the concealed side : The Cairo trilogy, Naguib Mahfouz
  • To hold the yam and the knife : Anthills of the Savannah, Chinua Achebe
  • Forgotten promised land : Fima, Amos Oz
  • That other world that was the world
Control code
ocm32543796
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
145 p.
Isbn
9780674962323
Lccn
95017598
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