Beethoven Was One-sixteenth Black
By (author) Nadine Gordimer
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Beethoven Was One-sixteenth Black by Nadine Gordimer
Book DescriptionThis rich story collection will be a reminder to Nadine Gordimer's countless admirers, and a taster for the uninitiated, of her enduring imaginative power. A woman gauges the state of her marriage by the tone of her husband's cello; a wife reads her husband's mood by the scent in the nape of his neck; a newly emigrated couple are divided by visual obsession, he with his native Budapest, she with South African suburbia. With consummate artistry, Gordimer illustrates the show downs, standoffs and highlights of human intimacy while penetrating the nuances of immigration, national identity and race.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780747593843
(198mm x 129mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 6-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Liz Van Den Sandt's ex-husband, Max, an ineffectual rebel, has drowned himself. In prison for an act of violence against the government, he had betrayed his colleagues. Now Liz has been asked to perform a service for the Black Nationalist movement, at considerable danger to herself. Can she take the risk?
Sport of Nature, Paperback (March 2013)
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No Time Like the Present, Paperback (March 2013)» View all books by Nadine Gordimer
A majestic novel about post-Independence South Africa by the Nobel laureate and Booker Prize winner
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Author Biography - Nadine Gordimer
Nadine Gordimer's many novels include The Lying Days, The Conservationist, joint winner of the Booker Prize, Get A Life, Burger's Daughter, July's People, My Son's Story, None to Accompany Me, The House Gun and The Pickup. Her collections of short stories include Something Out There, Jump and Loot. She also edited the anthology of stories Telling Tales. In 1991 she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. She lives in South Africa.
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