Nadine Gordimer For years, it was called a "deteriorating situation." Now it is war. All over South Africa, mobs of fugitive white people scramble to board departing flights. But Bam and Maureen Smales have no such option. They take up their servant July's suggestion and seek refuge in his remote home village, forever altering the relationship of servant and master. Now it is the Smales who are dependent on their host, their savior - their keeper. Nadine Gordimer is the winner of the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature.
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Jason Brown, Joan Didion, Max Steele, N. M. Kelby, Nadine Gordimer & Ring Lardner Selected Shorts: Travel Tales presents a collection of travel experiences, including:
N.M. Kelby's "Jubilation, Florida", read by Joanne Woodward
Max Steele's "The Hat of My Mother", read by Paul Hecht
Nadine Gordimer's "The Ultimate Safari", read by Myra Lucretia Taylor
Joan Didion's "Goodbye to All That", read by Mia Dillon
Jason Brown's "Afternoon of the Sassanoa", read by Bradley Whitford
Ring Lardner's "Liberty Hall", read by Christina Pickles
Selected Shorts is an award-winning series of classic and contemporary short fiction read by acclaimed actors. The series originates at Peter Norton Symphony Space in New York City. The Selected Shorts radio series is a co-production of Symphony Space and WNYC, New York Public Radio, and is heard on public radio stations nationwide.
Nadine Gordimer Mehring, a rich, powerful and vital industrialist, has all the privileges and possessions that South Africa has to offer. But his possessions refuse to remain objects: his wife, son, and mistress leave him; his foreman and workers become increasingly indifferent to his stewardship; and even the land rises up, as drought, then flood, destroy his farm.
Nadine Gordimer, winner of the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature, paints a fascinating portrait of a man both reckless and calculating, a “conservationist” left only with the possibility of self-preservation, in this subtle and detailed study of the forces and relationships that seethe in South Africa today. Joint winner of the Booker Prize.
Nadine Gordimer This is the moving story of the unforgettable Rosa Burger, a young woman from South Africa cast in the mold of a revolutionary tradition. Rosa tries to uphold her heritage handed on by martyred parents while still carving out a sense of self. Although it is wholly of today, Burger's Daughter can be compared to those 19th century Russian classics that make a certain time and place come alive, and yet stand as universal celebrations of the human spirit. Nadine Gordimer, winner of the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature, was born and lives in South Africa.
Nadine Gordimer Nobel Laureate Nadine Gordimer reads her short stories "A Style of Her Own" and "The Bridegroom." Gordimer is a writer and political activist born in South Africa and dedicated to the anti-Apartheid movement and HIV/AIDS causes.
Nadine Gordimer In this collection of new stories, Nadine Gordimer crosses the frontiers of politics, memory, sexuality, and love with the fearless insight that is the hallmark of her writing.
In the title story, a middle-aged academic who had been an antiapartheid activist embarks on an unadmitted pursuit of the possibilities for his own racial identity in his great-grandfather's fortune-hunting interlude of living rough on diamond diggings in South Africa, his young wife far away in London. "Dreaming of the Dead" conjures up a lunch in a New York Chinese restaurant where Susan Sontag and Edward Saïd return in surprising new avatars as guests in the dream of a loving friend. The historian in "History" is a parrot who confronts people with the scandalizing voice reproduction of quarrels and clandestine love talk on which it has eavesdropped. "Alternative Endings" considers the way writers make arbitrary choices in how to end stories - and offers three, each relating the same situation but with a different resolution, arrived at by three senses: sight, sound, and smell.