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Truer Than Fiction - Nadine Gordimer Writing Post-Apartheid South Africa

Karina Magdalena Szczurek

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ISBN 10: 3838100662 / ISBN 13: 9783838100661
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Paperback. 368 pages. Dimensions: 8.6in. x 5.9in. x 1.3in.Nadine Gordimer is one of South Africas most prominent authors. In 1991, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. TRUER THAN FICTION charts this iconic writers post-apartheid work, focusing primarily, but not exclusively, on the four novels she published between 1994 and 2005: NONE TO ACCOMPANY ME (1994), THE HOUSE GUN (1998), THE PICKUP (2001), and GET A LIFE (2005). The study includes a brief biographical outline of Gordimers life and a discussion of her long-standing status as the voice of South Africa. It also provides the contemporary socio-historical and literary contexts for her work after the countrys first democratic elections in 1994. The core of the study constitutes a thematic assessment of Gordimers fiction and non- fiction after 1994, explored in the light of these contexts. Drawing upon such schools of thought as postcolonial theory, cultural studies, ecocriticism, feminist criticism and gender studies, as well as the rich critical reception of her writing, TRUER THAN FICTION illuminates the continued importance of Nadine Gordimers oeuvre in her home country and across the world. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9783838100661

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Title: Truer Than Fiction - Nadine Gordimer Writing...

Publisher: Sudwestdeutscher Verlag Fur Hochschulschriften AG

Binding: Paperback

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Nadine Gordimer is one of South Africa's most prominent authors. In 1991, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. TRUER THAN FICTION charts this iconic writer's post-apartheid work, focusing primarily, but not exclusively, on the four novels she published between 1994 and 2005: NONE TO ACCOMPANY ME (1994), THE HOUSE GUN (1998), THE PICKUP (2001), and GET A LIFE (2005). The study includes a brief biographical outline of Gordimer's life and a discussion of her long-standing status as 'the voice' of South Africa. It also provides the contemporary socio-historical and literary contexts for her work after the country's first democratic elections in 1994. The core of the study constitutes a thematic assessment of Gordimer's fiction and non- fiction after 1994, explored in the light of these contexts. Drawing upon such schools of thought as postcolonial theory, cultural studies, ecocriticism, feminist criticism and gender studies, as well as the rich critical reception of her writing, TRUER THAN FICTION illuminates the continued importance of Nadine Gordimer's oeuvre in her home country and across the world.

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Born in Jelenia Góra, Poland, KARINA MAGDALENA SZCZUREK lived in Austria, the United States, and Wales, before finding a home in South Africa. Her doctoral thesis was published as Truer than Fiction: Nadine Gordimer Writing Post-Apartheid South Africa (2008). She is the editor of Touch: Stories of Contact (2009), Encounters with André Brink (2010), and Contrary: Critical Responses to the Novels of André Brink (with Willie Burger, 2013). Her play for young adults, A Change of Mind, won the MML Literature Award in the Category English Drama in 2012. She lives in Cape Town with her husband, André Brink. Her first novel, Invisible Others, was published in 2014.

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