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Nadine Gordimer

Data di nascita: 20. Novembre 1923
Data di morte: 13. Luglio 2014

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Nadine Gordimer è stata una scrittrice sudafricana, autrice di romanzi e saggi, vincitrice del Booker Prize nel 1974 e del Premio Nobel per la letteratura nel 1991. Nel gennaio 2007 le viene assegnato il Premio Grinzane Cavour per la Lettura.

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Frasi Nadine Gordimer

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„Il deserto è un luogo privo di aspettative.“

— Nadine Gordimer
da Pula!, in The essential gesture, a cura di Stephen Clingman, Cape, 1988

„La verità non è sempre bella, ma la fame di verità sì.“

— Nadine Gordimer
da Vivere nell'interregno, a cura di Stephen Clingman, traduzione di F. Cavagnoli, Feltrinelli, 1990

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„The truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is.“

— Nadine Gordimer
"Leaving School—II", London Magazine (May 1963) http://www.thelondonmagazine.org/leaving-school-ii/ http://www.thelondonmagazine.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/May-1963-Cover.jpg

„In their global eclecticism they recognize that no single society, no country or continent can presume to create a truly human culture for the world.“

— Nadine Gordimer
Context: What we had to do to find the world was to enter our own world fully, first. We had to enter through the tragedy of our own particular place. If the Nobel awards have a special meaning, it is that they carry this concept further. In their global eclecticism they recognize that no single society, no country or continent can presume to create a truly human culture for the world. To be among laureates, past and present, is at least to belong to some sort of one world.

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„In the beginning was the Word. The Word was with God, signified God's Word, the word that was Creation. But over the centuries of human culture the word has taken on other meanings, secular as well as religious.“

— Nadine Gordimer
Context: In the beginning was the Word. The Word was with God, signified God's Word, the word that was Creation. But over the centuries of human culture the word has taken on other meanings, secular as well as religious. To have the word has come to be synonymous with ultimate authority, with prestige, with awesome, sometimes dangerous persuation, to have Prime Time, a TV talk show, to have the gift of the gab as well as that of speaking in tongues. The word flies through space, it is bounced from satellites, now nearer than it has ever been to the heaven from which it was believed to have come.

„Writing is indeed, some kind of affliction in its demands as the most solitary and introspective of occupations.“

— Nadine Gordimer
Context: I certainly find being the recipient at this celebratory dinner more pleasurable and rewarding than chicken-pox, having now in my life experienced both. But the small girl was not entirely wrong. Writing is indeed, some kind of affliction in its demands as the most solitary and introspective of occupations.

„The process of standing apart and being involved has come.“

— Nadine Gordimer
Context: With adolescence comes the first reaching out to otherness through the drive of sexuality. For most children, from then on the faculty of the imagination, manifest in play, is lost in the focus on day dreams of desire and love, but for those who are going to be artists of one kind or another the first life-crisis after that of birth does something else in addition: the imagination gains range and extends by the subjective flex of new and turbulent emotions. There are new perceptions. The writer begins to be able to enter into other lives. The process of standing apart and being involved has come.

„It is in this sense, this inextricable, ineffable participation, that writing is always and at once an exploration of self and of the world; of individual and collective being.“

— Nadine Gordimer
Context: Like the prisoners incarcerated with the jaguar in Borges' story, 'The God's Script', who was trying to read, in a ray of light which fell only once a day, the meaning of being from the marking on the creature's pelt, we spend our lives attempting to interpret through the word the readings we take in the societies, the world of which we are part. It is in this sense, this inextricable, ineffable participation, that writing is always and at once an exploration of self and of the world; of individual and collective being.

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