Claudia B. Braude
By Claudia B. Braude
A Writer During Apartheid, and After
Telling Times: Writing and Living, 1954-2008 By Nadine Gordimer W.W. Norton and Company, 752 pages, $39.95 ‘Could Philip Roth erase the tattoo of the Nazi camps from under the skin of his characters?” Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer rhetorically asks, illustrating her assertion that “none of us can… ‘choose our subjects’ free of the contexts that…
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