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The Resource Beethoven was one-sixteenth black : and other stories, Nadine Gordimer

Beethoven was one-sixteenth black : and other stories, Nadine Gordimer

Label
Beethoven was one-sixteenth black : and other stories
Title
Beethoven was one-sixteenth black
Title remainder
and other stories
Statement of responsibility
Nadine Gordimer
Title variation
Beethoven was 1/16th black
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this collection of new stories, Nadine Gordimer crosses the frontiers of politics, memory, sexuality, and love with the fearless insight that is the hallmark of her writing. In the title story, a middle-aged academic who had been an anti-apartheid activist embarks on an unadmitted pursuit of the possibilities for his own racial identity in his great-grandfather's fortune-hunting interlude of living rough on diamond diggings in South Africa, his young wife far away in London. "Dreaming of the Dead" conjures up a lunch in a New York Chinese restaurant where Susan Sontag and Edward Said return in surprising new avatars as guests in the dream of a loving friend. The historian in "History" is a parrot who confronts people with the scandalizing voice reproduction of quarrels and clandestine love-talk on which it has eavesdropped. "Alternative Endings" considers the way writers make arbitrary choices in how to end stories -- and offers three, each relating the same situation, but with a different resolution, arrived at by the three senses: sight, sound, and smell
Tone
Writing style
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194650
Cataloging source
DLC
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Gordimer, Nadine
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9369.3.G6
LC item number
B44 2007
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Sexuality
  • Men/women relations
  • Politics and culture
  • Interpersonal attraction
  • Memories
  • Love
  • Memory
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Middle-aged men
Target audience
adult
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and other stories
Label
Beethoven was one-sixteenth black : and other stories, Nadine Gordimer
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • History
  • A beneficiary
  • Alternative endings
  • The first sense
  • The second sense
  • The third sense
  • Beethoven was one-sixteenth black
  • Tape measure
  • Dreaming of the dead
  • A frivolous woman
  • Gregor
  • Safety procedures
  • Mother tongue
  • Allesverloren
Control code
653891
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
177 pages
Isbn
9780374109820
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007033474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780374109820
  • (OCoLC)153578626
Label
Beethoven was one-sixteenth black : and other stories, Nadine Gordimer
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • History
  • A beneficiary
  • Alternative endings
  • The first sense
  • The second sense
  • The third sense
  • Beethoven was one-sixteenth black
  • Tape measure
  • Dreaming of the dead
  • A frivolous woman
  • Gregor
  • Safety procedures
  • Mother tongue
  • Allesverloren
Control code
653891
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
177 pages
Isbn
9780374109820
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007033474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780374109820
  • (OCoLC)153578626

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