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Truer than Fiction Nadine Gordimer Writing Post-Apartheid South Africa

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ISBN-10: 3838100662

ISBN-13: 9783838100661

Edition: 2008

Authors: Karina Magdalena Szczurek

List price: $163.00
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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…    
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List price: $163.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: S�dwestdeutscher Verlag f�r Hochschulschriften AG & Company KG
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.76" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

KARINA MAGDALENA SZCZUREK is a writer and literary critic. Born in Poland, she studied in Austria and Wales, and moved to South Africa in 2005. She holds a PhD in English and American Studies from the University of Salzburg and is the author of Truer than Fiction: Nadine Gordimer Writing Post-Apartheid South Africa. Her short stories, poetry and essays have appeared in various publications locally and abroad, and she is a regular book reviewer for the Sunday Independent and the online art magazine Itch. She lives in Cape Town with her husband, André Brink.