The Essential Gesture: Writing, Politics and Places

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. First American Edition. First? Printing. 356, footnotes, notes, index. These twenty-three eloquent and powerful essays (chosen by Stephen Clingman together with the author from some 160 written between the early 1950s and 1985) give us an intimate, intricate picture of South Africa, as well as Gordimer's emergence as an artist, the development of her ideas and convictions, and the rhythm of her responses to external events. No other writer has made the difficult realities of South Africa's past four decades so clear and palpable on the page. Condition: very good, very good.

Keywords: Apartheid, Racism, Discrimination, Botswana, Censorship, Bram Fischer, Johannesburg, Soweto, South Africa

ISBN: 0394573978

[Book #46985]

Price: $35.00