Jump and Other Stories (Paperback)

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A new collection of short stories from the author of My Son''s Story. In 16 stories ranging from the dynamics of family life to the worldwide confusion of human values, Nobel Prize-winner Nadine Gordimer gives readers access to many lives in places as far apart as suburban London, Mozambique, a mythical island, and South Africa.


Publisher St Martins Pr
Mfg Part# 9781250003768
SKU 222675788
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1250003768
Release Date 3/27/2012
Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5L x 1T
Author Info
Nadine Gordimer
Nadine Gordimer was born in 1923 in Springs, South Africa, a mining town that she describes as one of the few ugly places in a beautiful country. She attended private schools and, later, the University of the Witwatersrand, where she spent only one year. She has been married twice and has two children. She began writing as a child and has been a writer virtually all of her life, publishing her first book, a collection of short stories entitled FACE TO FACE, in 1949. When The New Yorker published a story of hers in 1951, Gordimer's talent was brought to international attention. Gordimer writes with a sense of social consciousness; many of her works confront issues of race, particularly in apartheid South Africa. Extending her work as a writer, Gordimer has been politically active as a member of the African National Congress (testifying in 1986 in the trial of anti-apartheid activists) and an AIDS advocate. Her non-fiction account of censorship, THE LATE BOURGEOIS WORLD, was banned for 10 years in South Africa. Gordimer won the Booker Prize in 1974 for her novel THE CONSERVATIONIST, which with the utmost subtlety examines the contradictions at work in the life of a tolerant, wealthy South African landowner. Gordimer was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in 1991 for her "magnificent epic writing," which has "been of very great benefit to humanity."
"Each story in 'Jump' stands on its own, but together they enhance and enlarge one another."
"[Nadine Gordimer] has...invoked Chekhov and Eudora Welty again and again. It is true that her stories have the careful, tensile strength reminiscent of both those writers; in fact, Gordimer's own force and acuity are often most apparent within the constraints of this shorter, demanding form."
From the Publisher
Editors Note "Fifteen thematically and geographically wide-ranging stories from the Nobel Prize winner, with settings ranging from suburban London to Mozambique"--
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0238
Publisher Picador USA

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