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Nadine Gordimer
(1923-____) born on
Nov 20
South African novelist. She is noted for her major anti-apartheid themes of exile and alienation in "Burger's Daughter," 1979; won Nobel Prize for Literature, 1991.
         
   
F
Truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is.

R
Responsibility is what awaits outside the Eden of Creativity
A
The creative act is not pure. History evidences it. Sociology extracts it. The writer loses Eden, writes to be read and comes to realize that he is answerable.
N
The gap between the committed and the indifferent is a Sahara whose faint trails, followed by the mind's eye only, fade out in sand.
K
Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. It is a brand on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it, forever.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "A Bolter and the Invincible Summer," in London Magazine, May 1963.
R: "The Essential Gesture," lecture, 12 Oct 1984.
A: In "The Tanner Lectures on Human Values," ed. Sterling McMurrin, 1985.
N: "Great Problems in the Street," In "I Will Still Be Moved," ed. by Marion Friedmann, 1963.
K: "Censorship and its Aftermath," address, Jun 1990.
   


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