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July's People - Nadine Gordimer
July's People
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3.60 25
ISBN: 9780747578383 (0747578389)
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Pages no: 202
Edition language: English
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Merle rated it
4.0 July's People by Nadine Gordimer
This is a brilliantly-written novella, though the style takes a little getting used to. The writing is densely packed with meaning but at the same time quite spare; every word and its placement counts.July’s People was first published in 1981, during the time of apartheid and unrest in South Africa,...
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3.0 July's People by Nadine Gordimer
bookshelves: summer-2012, tbr-busting-2012, published-1981, afr-s-africa, african-continent, nobel-laureate Read from July 02 to 07, 2012 Opening Quote: The old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum there arises a great diversity of morbid symptons - Antonio Gramsci 'Prison Not...
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1.0 July's People
AC rated it
Gordimer has a nuanced intelligence that is quite genuine. And the book is stylistically rich. Still, I found it claustrophobic, the entire story taking place in a tiny and narrow settlement, and the resolution ambiguous and unsatisfying. Others may find this much more to their tastes.
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The 5 stars you see flashing at you are not just any 5 stars. They are the end result of a whole day of deliberation. I happen to be one of those people who are not stingy with their ratings. If a book manages to bestow equal importance on both the prose and the message contained within in such a w...
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