Living in Hope and History

Living in Hope and History : Notes on Our Century

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This collection of essays, articles, critiques and addresses extends over four decades, and includes the author's Nobel Prize lecture of 1991. Her themes are wide-ranging, moving from the impact of technology on our world-view to the convergence of the moral and the political in fiction.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 160 x 242mm | 560g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0747544719
  • 9780747544715

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"Nadine Gordimer [is] one of the grand chroniclers of the era...[She] gives the power of voice to a world where history so often seems to stamp out hope."--Jill Piggott, "The Boston Globe Review" "Gripping and important...A rare glimpse of the crumbling of the last bastion of colonialism, told by a writer of consummate skill."--Steven Harvey, "The Atlanta Journal-Constitution" "Gordimer has undoubtedly become one of the World's Great Writers...Her rootedness in a political time, place and faith has never dimmed her complex gifts as an artist; her partisanship has not compromised her artistic distance. Great writers can retain political faith; they can believe and create. This is an important message for all aspirant writers of the next century."--"The Independent" (London)show more

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