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Loot and Other Stories

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With her characteristic brilliance, Nobel Prize winner Nadine Gordimer followsthe inner lives of characters confronted by unforeseen circumstances.

An earthquake offers tragedy and opportunity in the title story, exposing both an ocean bed strewn with treasure and the avarice of the town's survivors. "Mission Statement" is the story of a bureaucrat's idealism, the ghosts of colonial history, and a love affair with a government minister that ends astoundingly. And in "Karma," Gordimer's inventiveness knows no bounds: in five returns to earthly life, a disembodied narrator, taking on different ages and genders, testifies to unfinished business and questions the nature of existence.

Revelatory and powerful, these are stories that challenge our deepest convictions even as they dazzle us with their artful lyricism. as exact as ever.

Review:

"Overall, the stories feel tentative, as though they were straight out of Gordimer's sketch book, and needed a layer of finish." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"[A] diamond-sharp book." San Francisco Chronicle

Review:

"Gordimer's meticulous charting of human weakness and self-deception is as exact as ever....Deeply exhilarating." Boston Globe

Review:

"Gordimer is brilliant....Her stories are achingly beautiful."

Synopsis:

With her characteristic brilliance, Nobel Prize winner Nadine Gordimer follows the inner lives of characters confronted by unforeseen circumstances. An earthquake offers tragedy and opportunity in the title story, exposing both an ocean bed strewn with treasure and the avarice of the town?s survivors. ?Mission Statement? is the story of a bureaucrat?s idealism, the ghosts of colonial history, and a love affair with a government minister that ends astoundingly. And in ?Karma,? Gordimer?s inventiveness knows no bounds: in five returns to earthly life, a disembodied narrator, taking on different ages and genders, testifies to unfinished business and questions the nature of existence. Revelatory and powerful, these are stories that challenge our deepest convictions even as they dazzle us with their artful lyricism.

About the Author

Nadine Gordimer was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1991. She is the author of thirteen novels (most recently The Pickup) and nine volumes of stories.

Table of Contents

Loot and Other Sotries Loot

Mission Statement

Visiting George

The Generation Gap

L,U,C,I,E.

Look-alikes

The Diamond Mine

Homage

An Emissary

Karma

Notes

Product Details

ISBN:
9780142004685
Author:
Gordimer, Nadine
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
20040831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.78x5.04x.47 in. .39 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 256 pages Penguin Books - English 9780142004685 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Overall, the stories feel tentative, as though they were straight out of Gordimer's sketch book, and needed a layer of finish." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "[A] diamond-sharp book."
"Review" by , "Gordimer's meticulous charting of human weakness and self-deception is as exact as ever....Deeply exhilarating."
"Review" by , "Gordimer is brilliant....Her stories are achingly beautiful."
"Synopsis" by ,
With her characteristic brilliance, Nobel Prize winner Nadine Gordimer follows the inner lives of characters confronted by unforeseen circumstances. An earthquake offers tragedy and opportunity in the title story, exposing both an ocean bed strewn with treasure and the avarice of the town?s survivors. ?Mission Statement? is the story of a bureaucrat?s idealism, the ghosts of colonial history, and a love affair with a government minister that ends astoundingly. And in ?Karma,? Gordimer?s inventiveness knows no bounds: in five returns to earthly life, a disembodied narrator, taking on different ages and genders, testifies to unfinished business and questions the nature of existence. Revelatory and powerful, these are stories that challenge our deepest convictions even as they dazzle us with their artful lyricism.

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