Beethoven Was One-sixteenth Black
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Beethoven Was One-sixteenth Black

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This rich story collection will be a reminder to Nadine Gordimer's countless admirers, and a taster for the uninitiated, of her enduring imaginative power. A woman gauges the state of her marriage by the tone of her husband's cello; a wife reads her husband's mood by the scent in the nape of his neck; a newly emigrated couple are divided by visual obsession, he with his native Budapest, she with South African suburbia. With consummate artistry, Gordimer illustrates the show downs, standoffs and highlights of human intimacy while penetrating the nuances of immigration, national identity and race.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 12mm | 164g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747593841
  • 9780747593843
  • 443,457

Review quote

'Wrestles fiercely with notions of race, identity, fidelity, truth and mortality ... More than a match for any other living storyteller' The Times 'Nadine Gordimer is one of the best story-writers in English today' Observer 'An impressive story collection charting the changes in post-apartheid South Africa' Sunday Times 'Gordimer has undoubtedly become one of the world's great writers' Independentshow more

About Nadine Gordimer

Nadine Gordimer's many novels include The Lying Days, The Conservationist, joint winner of the Booker Prize, Get A Life, Burger's Daughter, July's People, My Son's Story, None to Accompany Me, The House Gun and The Pickup. Her collections of short stories include Something Out There, Jump and Loot. She also edited the anthology of stories Telling Tales. In 1991 she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. She lives in South Africa.show more

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416 ratings
3.23 out of 5 stars
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4 31% (127)
3 37% (154)
2 17% (70)
1 5% (22)
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