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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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    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 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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    "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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    “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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    Nadine Gordimer

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    offers insight into culture throughout the world. Nadine Gordimer, a South African writer, offers insight into her own literature. Nadine Gordimer is a 90 year old South African writer whose literature “explore[s] the effect of Apartheid on the lives of South Africans” (Biography). In 1991, Gordimer won the Nobel Prize for Literature for her magnificent novels and short stories. The three uttermost cultural values of South Africa, which Gordimer wrote about are personal safety, segregation, and fear

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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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    comparison and contrast

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    Lesser than others Country Lovers by Nadine Gordimers, begins with the main character a young bright eyed young innocent boy named Paulus Eysendyck, and a young innocent girl with hopeful dreams named Thebedi. As this story is presented through its character development and transformations, it is the dialogue that allows the reader to realize that it takes place during a troubling time in South Africa when Apartheid; a system of racial segregation enforced through Legislation was common law. From

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    The Effect of History on Literature

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    influenced countless pieces of script. Many social norms changed and thus, gave birth to the dawn of new stories. Stories from past battles or past conflicts seeped into the writings of authors all over the world. Having being set continents apart, Nadine Gordimer’s “Comrades,” and Honore de Balzac’s “The Conscript,” are an iridescent example of histories mark on stories. The two authors exemplify the dangers and struggles by using their own voice as they further the plot. The historical background

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