Terminal Gordimer Essays and Term Papers

  • Fate Worse Than Death

    (death) to literally translate to “good or easy death” (Merriam-Webster). Through the examples such as the poignant short story “Terminal” by Nobel Prize author Nadine Gordimer and the column “Assisted Suicide, Euthanasia, and the Right to End-of-Life Care” by one of the world’s foremost suicide experts...

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  • The Clash of Both Worlds

    THE CLASH OF BOTH WORLDS It is plausible that a writer desires to convey not only a single aspect in his or her writings. Nadine Gordimer, in her novel The Pickup, has featured bits of themes on politics, love, race, social class and identity. This paper would focus on how the cultural and racial differences...

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  • Nadine Gordimer's July's People

    INTRODUCTION Nadine Gordimer was born on 20 November 1923 in Springs, South Africa. She is one of the most prolific South African writers. The Conservationist (1974), Burger’s Daughter (1979), July’s People (1981), The Pickup (2001), and Get A Life (2005) are some of her well-known works. Gordimer published July’s...

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  • country lovers

    comedy film directed by Mack Sennett and starring Blanche Sweet. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Country_Lovers Country Lovers by Nadine Gordimer, an Analysis - lee custodio leecustodio.hubpages.com › Books, Literature, and Writing‎ Mar 5, 2012 - Country Lovers (1975) is a story of...

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  • The Patriot

    "Once Upon a Time" by Nadine Gordimer                 The most intriguing and significant literary technique which Nadine Gordimer employs in her short story “Once Upon a Time” is her utilization of the frame story technique. By framing the story of the perfect family living happily ever after in...

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  • Once Upon a Time Nadine Gordimer

     In Nadine Gordimer’s “Once Upon a Time”, Gordimer discusses the consequences of the family’s actions due to paranoia of the outside world. In the extract, Gordimer paints a picture of how the couple had taken extreme measures, erecting physical barriers around them to protect themselves from the purported...

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  • Nadine Gordimer

    NADINE GORDIMER by Rob Nixon From Scribner Writers Series. Published in: British Writers: Supplement 2. Ed. George Stade. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1992. Over the past forty years, Nadine Gordimer has emerged as the most resourceful writer to have distilled fiction from the experience of apartheid...

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  • Exploration of Social Issues in Once Upon a Time

    childhood. When Nadine Gordimer was asked to write a children's story, she replied with a short story titled "Once Upon A Time". Although the title is characteristic of a fairy tale, she leads the tale to an ending that is anything other than "…happily ever after." Gordimer distorts the fairy tale...

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  • Country Lovers

    Country Lovers ENG 125: Introduction to Literature Instructor: January Pearson May 27, 2013 COUNTRY LOVERS Nadine Gordimer wrote Country Lovers in 1975. This story is about a prohibited relationship between an African American girl and a Caucasian boy on a South African...

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  • Nadine Gordimer's: July's People

    realities of South Africa. Gordimer's novel takes place during a transitional period of the Apartheid called “interregnum”. The epigraph chosen by Gordimer reveals the structure of the novel: "The epigraph of the novel, culled from Antonio Gramsci, sets the tripartite timeframe of the narrative" (69,...

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  • Interpretive vs. Escapist

    of life” (Arp 745). In “Once upon a Time”, Nadine Gordimer uses a unique combination of both interpretive and escapist literature styles to portray a message that there is no way to absolutely guarantee a person’s safety. Although Nadine Gordimer does use some elements of the escapist literature style...

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  • What It’s Like to Be a Black Girl by Patricia Smith Compared to Country Lovers by Nadine Gordimer.

    Lovers by Nadine Gordimer. Carolynn Hanson ENG125: Introduction to Literature (ABG1239A) Instructor: Corey King October 15, 2012 When comparing and contrasting the poem What It’s Like to Be a Black Girl by Patricia Smith with the short story Country Lovers by Nadine Gordimer. The poem and the...

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  • Nadine Gordimer

    before the clumsy words that reduced the delicacy and towering complexity of living to a race theory..." (from Occasion for Loving, 1963) Nadine Gordimer was born into a well-off family in Springs, Transvaal, an East Rand mining town outside Johannesburg. It was the setting for Gordimer's first novel...

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  • RACISM

    relationships with white men. These factors reflect the unique elements of interracial love in the story’s setting. In “Town and Country Lovers,” Gordimer condemns both the government and society in apartheid South Africa. In the first part of the story, she condemns the government more harshly because...

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  • Nadine Gordimer

    "Nadine Gordimer says she is not a political person; yet her writings document, decade by decade, the impact of politics on personal lives and what an increasingly radical white South African woman felt, thought and imagined during the rise and fall of apartheid" (Bazin). Even though Gordimer makes...

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  • Hiragara

    Nadine Gordimer and Post-Apartheid Interregnum: An Analysis of July’s People July’s People presents Nadine Gordimer’s conception of the interregnum and its implications for the future of South Africa. Taking its cue from Antonio Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks, the epigraph reads: “The old is dying and the...

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  • Country Lovers by: Nadine Gordimer

    Country Lovers by: Nadine Gordimer By: Donna Mixon Eng 125: Introduction to Literature Instructor: James Lange 8/25/2014 “Country Lovers” by Nadine Gordimer (1975) is about forbidden inter-racial love between a rich white farm owner's son (Paulus) and a poor, young...

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  • Country Lovers: a Reader's Response

    Country Lovers, Nadine Gordimer TLC 25 November 2012   Nadine Gordimer dramatically depicts the theme of forbidden love in Country Lovers, but more than just the depth of this love, the forbidden relationship between races during the years of apartheid. Gordimer brings forward very early...

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  • The Fear For One's Life

    suburb, in a city and is living happily ever after (Gordimer 25). Just like every fairytale, there is a wise old witch who gives the family a warning. The witch, the husband’s mother, tells them not to bring anyone off the street into their home (Gordimer 25). This is where she begins to close herself in...

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  • No Essay

    his farm laborers and finds himself being judged by different groups of people for this mishap. From the beginning till the end of her short story, Gordimer effectively uses a wide variety of points of view which make the reader elaborate different opinions about Van der Vyver. As the points of view metamorphose...

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