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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

„Il deserto è un luogo privo di aspettative.“

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

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„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 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.

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„The best way a writer can serve a revolution is to write as well as he can.“

—  Nadine Gordimer
Context: Camus dealt with the question best. He said that he liked individuals who take sides more than literatures that do. 'One either serves the whole of man or does not serve him at all. And if man needs bread and justice, and if what has to be done must be done to serve this need, he also needs pure beauty which is the bread of his heart.' So Camus called for 'Courage in and talent in one's work.' And Márquez redefined tender fiction thus: The best way a writer can serve a revolution is to write as well as he can. I believe that these two statements might be the credo for all of us who write. They do not resolve the conflicts that have come, and will continue to come, to contemporary writers. But they state plainly an honest possibility of doing so, they turn the face of the writer squarely to her and his existence, the reason to be, as a writer, and the reason to be, as a responsible human, acting, like any other, within a social context.

„I have said that nothing factual that I write or say will be as truthful as my fiction. The life, the opinions, are not the work, for it is in the tension between standing apart and being involved that the imagination transforms both.“

—  Nadine Gordimer
Context: I have said that nothing factual that I write or say will be as truthful as my fiction. The life, the opinions, are not the work, for it is in the tension between standing apart and being involved that the imagination transforms both. Let me give some minimal account of myself. I am what I suppose would be called a natural writer. I did not make any decision to become one. I did not, at the beginning, expect to earn a living by being read. I wrote as a child out of the joy of apprehending life through my senses — the look and scent and feel of things; and soon out of the emotions that puzzled me or raged within me and which took form, found some enlightenment, solace and delight, shaped in the written word.

„There are many proven explanations for natural phenomena now; and there are new questions of being arising out of some of the answers. For this reason, the genre of myth has never been entirely abandoned, although we are inclined to think of it as archaic.“

—  Nadine Gordimer
Context: There are many proven explanations for natural phenomena now; and there are new questions of being arising out of some of the answers. For this reason, the genre of myth has never been entirely abandoned, although we are inclined to think of it as archaic. If it dwindled to the children's bedtime tale in some societies, in parts of the world protected by forests or deserts from international megaculture it has continued, alive, to offer art as a system of mediation between the individual and being. And it has made a whirling comeback out of Space, an Icarus in the avatar of Batman and his kind, who never fall into the ocean of failure to deal with the gravity forces of life.

„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.

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