Book #15098

The Essential Gesture: Writing, Politics and Places - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Nadine Gordimer
The Essential Gesture: Writing, Politics and Places - 1st Edition/1st Printing. Nadine Gordimer.

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; viii, 356, [4] pages
Publisher: London: Jonathan Cape, 1988.
ISBN: 0224025341

A beautiful unread first edition/first printing in Fine condition in alike dustjacket. Light foxing to page edges. Dustjacket shows slight wear to edges and foxing at flap edges.

A collection of 23 biographical and autobiographical essays written from the 1950s to 1985 on writing, censorship and South African politics. A South African native, Nobel Prize Laureate Gordimer provides an intimate picture of that country and the changing life under apartheid. She believes that racial prejudice is abhorrent, especially when sanctioned by the government, and that it is the writer's job to speak the truth.

Price: $39.00

Author Bio

Nadine Gordimer

Born 20 November 1923, Nadine Gordimer is a South African writer and political activist. She won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1991, and Alfred Nobel described her work as a “very great benefit to humanity.” Gordimer may be best known for July’s People, which sparked some controversy for its political themes. Gordimer’s writing often deals with racial and moral issues, especially apartheid in South Africa.