The essential gesture : writing, politics and places

Gordimer, Nadine

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  • Creator Nadine Gordimer ; edited and introduced by Stephen Clingman
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication First American edition. New York : Knopf, 1988.
  • Physical Details
    • vi, 356 pages ; 22 cm
  • ISBNs 9780394568829, 0394568826
  • OCLC ocm18163626

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contents

  • Part I: Beginnings -- A bolter and the invincible summer -- Part II: A writer in South Africa -- Where do whites fit in? -- Chief Luthuli -- Great problems in the street -- Censored, banned, gagged -- Why did Bram Fischer choose jail? -- One man living through it -- Speaking out: the necessity for protest -- A writer's freedom -- Selecting my stories -- Letter from Johannesburg, 1976 -- Relevance and commitment -- Part III: A writer in Africa -- Egypt revisited -- The Congo River -- Madagascar -- Pula! -- Merci Dieu, it changes -- A vision of two blood-red suns -- Part IV: Living in the interregnum -- The unkillable word -- Censors and unconfessed history -- Living in the interregnum -- The essential gesture -- Letter from Johannesburg, 1985
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