First Edition of This collection of Nadine Gordimers Writings; Signed by the Nobel Laureate
Essential Gesture: Writing, Politics and Places.
Gordimer, Nadine; Edited by Stephen Clingman.$95.00
Item Number: 546
London: Jonathan Cape, 1988.
First British edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Nadine Gordimer on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Stephen Clingman explains in his introduction that the essays illustrate the relationship between outer and inner change for the writer of conscience in South Africa. From the relative optimism of the 1950s to Sharpeville and the banning of the ANC to the challenges of the black consciousness movement in the 1970s and the "interregnum" of the 80s, Gordimer rigorously analyzes political events. Her stand on censorship is unequivocal and her commitment to the community of writers - black and white - is forthright.