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Telling Times

(2010)
Writing and Living, 1950-2008
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A staggering achievement, Telling Times reflects the true spirit of the writer as a literary beacon, moral activist, and political visionary. Few writers have been so much at the center of historic events as Nadine Gordimer. Telling Times, the first comprehensive collection of her nonfiction, bears insightful witness to the forces that have shaped the last half-century. It includes reports from Soweto during the 1976 uprising, Zimbabwe at the dawn of independence, and Africa at the start of the AIDS pandemic, as well as illuminating portraits of Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, and many others. Committed first and foremost to art, Gordimer appraises the legacies of hallowed writers like Tolstoy, Proust, and Conrad, and engages vigorously with contemporaries like Achebe, Said, and Soyinka. No other writer has so consistently evoked the feel of Africa - its landscapes, cities, and people - through a remarkable range of travel writing, from Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire to Egypt and along the Congo River. With nearly one hundred pieces from six decades of work, Telling Times is an extraordinary summation from a writer whose enduring courage and commitment to human freedom has made her a moral compass of our time. .


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June 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Telling Times: Writing and Living, 1954-2008
Author(s): Nadine Gordimer
ISBN: 0-393-06628-2 / 978-0-393-06628-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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April 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: Telling Times: Writing and Living, 1950-2008
Author(s): Nadine Gordimer
ISBN: 1-4088-0024-1 / 978-1-4088-0024-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Paperback Editions

April 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Telling Times: Writing and Living, 1950-2008
Author(s): Nadine Gordimer
ISBN: 1-4088-0096-9 / 978-1-4088-0096-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
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June 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Telling Times: Writing And Living 1950 To 2008
Author(s): Nadine Gordimer
ISBN: 0-14-316794-4 / 978-0-14-316794-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

March 2012 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Telling Times: Writing and Living, 1950-2008
Author(s): Nadine Gordimer
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU