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Nadine Gordimer (1923 – )

Nationality: South African
Born: South African
Periods: African

Winner of the Noble Prize for literature in 1991, and author of many novels and short stories focusing on the troubles of South Africa.

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July’s People

Jump, and Other Stories

None to Accompany Me

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Criticism about Nadine Gordimer

Ethics and Aesthetics in Nadine Gordimer’s Fiction
This essay on Gordimer makes reference to several of her works, including The Lying Days, The Conservationist, Burger’s Daughter, July’s People, and My Son’s Story.
Contains: Criticism, Commentary
Author: Anette Horn
From: Isibongo, http://www.uct.ac.za/projects/poetry/isibongo/isibongo.htm Vol 1 Issue 1
Nadine Gordimer
This overview site on the author and her works is still under construction, but does contain a few essays. It is another project of George Landow’s classes at Brown University.
Contains: Criticism, Commentary, Extensive Bio, Works List
From: Postimperial and Postcolonial Literature in English

Biographical sites about Nadine Gordimer

Nadine Gordimer
A short biography and useful bibliography of the author and her works, at the Nobel Foundation’s page.
Contains: Sketch, Bibliography
From: The Nobel Foundation
Nadine Gordimer (1923-)
A biography of the author and selected bibliography of her works, as well as suggestions for further reading.
Contains: Extensive Bio, Bibliography, Works List
Author: Kuusankoski Public Library, Finland
Nadine Gordimer: A Brief Biography
A short biography of the author .
Contains: Extensive Bio
From: Postimperial and Postcolonial Literature in English

Other sites about Nadine Gordimer

Nadine Gordimer: Selected Stories
A short biography and brief study guides for several of Gordimer’s works.
Contains: Sketch, Commentary
Author: Paul Brians
From: Course Materials, Including Study Guides to Various Works http://www.wsu.edu:8001/~brians/guides_index.html
Nadine Gordimer: Works List
A list of novels and short stories by the author, with their publication dates.
Contains: Works List
Author: W. Glasgow Phillips
From: Postimperial and Postcolonial Literature in English
The Salon Interview: Nadine Gordimer
An interview with Nadine Gordimer, in which “the conscience of South Africa talks about her country’snew racial order.”
Contains: Interview
Author: Dwight Garner
From: Salon Magazine
Writing and Being
The text of Gordimer’s Nobel lecture.
From: The Nobel Foundation http://www.nobel.se/

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