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Telling Times: Writing and Living, 1954-2008

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An extraordinary achievement, Telling Times reflects the true spirit of the writer as a literary beacon, moral activist, and political visionary.

Few writers have been so much at the center of historical events as Nadine Gordimer. Telling Times, the first comprehensive collection of her nonfiction, bears insightful witness to the forces that have shaped the last half centu
Hardcover, 752 pages
Published June 28th 2010 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published 2010)
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I went through a trajectory of response reading this, from underwhelmed and bored through interested and appreciative and finally to disappointed. My overarching impression is that none of this is as radical as it ought to be. Gordimer's writings on apartheid and racism in South Africa, probably the most satisfying topic here, is often helpful to me as a white person as sometimes she shares her experiences as part of the group of white South Africans who made efforts to give up power, a rare and ...more
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In these 90-plus pieces of observation, remembrance and literary criticism, Gordimer is precise, unembellished, evocative. Now 86, the nobel prize-winner remains the white South African literary voice against oppression.
May 19, 2011 Luci rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Nadine Gordimer was a South African writer, political activist and recipient of the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature. She was recognized as a woman "who through her magnificent epic writing has – in the words of Alfred Nobel – been of very great benefit to humanity".

Gordimer's writing dealt with moral and racial issues, particularly apartheid in South Africa. Under that regime, works such as Burger'
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