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    "July’s People" by Nadine Gordimer In July’s People, Nadine Gordimer gives a very detailed and knowledgeable explanation of the political turmoil within South Africa. By expressing the emotions of a family involved in the deteriorating situation and the misunderstandings between blacks and whites, she adds a very personal and emotional touch, which allows the reader to understand the true horror and terror these people experienced. Gordimer writes of how the Smales family reacts, survives, and

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    Nadine Gordimer

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    South African novelist and short-story writer, who received Nobel Prize for Literature in 1991. Most of Nadine Gordimer's works deal with the moral and psychological tensions of her racially divided home country. She was a founding member of Congress of South African Writers, and even at the height of the apartheid regime, she never considered going into exile. "A line in a statute book has more authority than the claims of one man's love or another's. All claims of natural feeling are over-ridden

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    A lion, apartheid, South Africa and racism. What do these things have in common? They all play a part in Nadine Gordimer’s collection of short stories called A Soldier’s Embrace published in 1980. This book is based around the lifestyle of South Africa, and the law separating the different cultures at that time (South Africa no longer has these laws of apartheid as of 1991). In the recent news, there was a story about South Africa and its quarrels. What happened was there was a black man who tried

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    Nadine Gordimer’s Burger’s Daughter

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    Nadine Gordimer’s Burger’s Daughter dramatizes the history of South Africa. Like many of Gordimer’s characters, the wide range in this novel is deeply involved in activities against the white racially-based regime of the National Party. Rosa, around whom the whole story revolves, is born to a white communist couple. To her society, she is undoubtedly her father’s name bearer and successor. However, this young girl constantly thinks of herself as free from all the social roles assigned to her. What

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    Nadine Gordimer in My Son’s Story

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    Nadine Gordimer’s literary work is rich with themes of apartheid, brilliant insight, concise ideas, and shifting points of views that make her work so unique. Her writing is stitched together in the most unusual way, unlike any other author. In a simple one hundred pages of My Son’s Story, you can find an explosion of politics, strong opinion, and pushed limits, buried underneath a seemingly ordinary story. It takes much more than a skim over the page to fully comprehend her depth. Without any pre-knowledge

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    How Nadine Gordimer Ends Her Stories Nadine Gordimers stories make enormous demands upon the reader. Mostly on the first reading it’s even hard to know what’s actually going on. But gradually a densely concentrated image or an idea will develop after reading over the story again and concentrating on some particular parts, like for example the endings. Indeed you should pay much attention to them. Even through nearly every of them are slightly different, they indicate what you should think

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    The narrative strategy becomes specially significant in evaluating a novelist like Nadine Gordimer whose evolution as a writer of merit considerably depends on its skillful, competent use. The ‘narrative technique/strategy’ may be interpreted as the way or the manner in which a novelist gives a detailed account of a number of connected events, the experiences which may be true or fictitious by using skill. Gordimer's novel, The Conservationist was a joint winner of the Booker prize in 1974. As a

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    which we live can be drastically different as seen in the short story of Nadine Gordimer’s Country Lovers. One typically hopes for the best in any piece of literature however, often literature tails the tale of horrible truths, even if a fiction. Country Lovers is one great example of a dramatic truth that can be discovered in different cultures around the world. Sadly, visual differences are not always accepted. I found Nadine Gordimer’s Country Lovers story to be very disturbing because of its depiction

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    The purpose of this paper is to compare and contrast two stories. I have chosen The Gift of the Magi, by O. Henry and Country Lovers, by Nadine Gordimer to accomplish this assignment. My intentions are to compare the author’s writing style, their differences in setting and theme, and note similarities as well. I will focus this paper on not only technical aspects of the author’s writing style, but their use of symbolism in their writing as well. The love the protagonists felt for each in both stories

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    “The Young Couple” by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, “Country Lovers” by Nadine Gordimer and “Veronica” by Adewale Maja-Pearce The writers in the following short stories from diverse cultures present relationship problems encountered by characters due to social and cultural pressures. The social pressures are civil war, poverty, apartheid, and education. The cultural pressures are due to different cultures with different values and beliefs, social standings in society and society’s prejudices and

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