Monday, November 07, 2005

Nadine Gordimer’s
Get a Life (2005)

KEEP A LOOKOUT for Nadine Gordimer’s new novel, Get a Life (2005), a bleak picture of contemporary South Africa, due out from Bloomsbury on November 7, 2005. It’s good to know that the Nobel laureate is still saying things which people do not want to hear: truth and life’s many discontents.

GORDIMER Nadine [1923-] Novelist, short-story writer; winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1991. Born in Springs, Transvaal, South Africa. NOVELS Get a Life (2005); The Pickup (2001); The House Gun (1998); None to Accompany Me (1994); My Son’s Story (1990); A Sport of Nature (1987); July’s People (1981); Burger’s Daughter (1979); The Conservationist (1974: winner of the 1974 Booker Prize for Fiction); A Guest of Honour (1970: winner of the 1971 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction); The Late Bourgeois World (1966); Occasion for Loving (1963); A World of Strangers (1958); The Lying Days (1953) STORIES Loot and Other Stories (2003); Why Haven’t You Written?: Selected Stories 1950-1972 (1992); Jump and Other Stories (1991); Crimes of Conscience: Selected Short Stories (1991); Something Out There (1984); A Soldier’s Embrace (1980); Town and Country Lovers (1980); Some Monday for Sure (1976); No Place Like: Selected Stories (1975: published in the U.S. as Selected Stories); Livingstone’s Companions (1971); Not for Publication and Other Stories (1965); Friday’s Footprint and Other Stories (1960: winner of the 1961 W.H. Smith Literary Award); Six Feet of the Country (1956); The Soft Voice of the Serpent and Other Stories (1952); Face to Face (1949) NONFICTION Living in Hope and History (1999); Writing and Being (1994); Three in a Bed: Fiction, Morals and Politics (1991); The Essential Gesture: Writing, Politics and Places (1988); Lifetimes: Under Apartheid (1986); The Black Interpreters: Notes on African Writing (1973) EDITED Telling Tales (2004); South African Writing Today (with L. Abrahams) (1967)


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