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Nadine Gordimerová

Datum narození: 20. listopad 1923
Datum úmrtí: 13. červenec 2014

Nadine Gordimerová byla jihoafrická spisovatelka, nositelka Nobelovy ceny za literaturu za rok 1991. V roce 1974 získala také Bookerovu cenu za román The Conservationist. Česky vyšel výbor povídek Pátkova šlépěj a romány Poutníci a Začni žít.

Citáty Nadine Gordimerová


„Otec moderní africké literatury.“

„The truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is.“


„I have failed at many things, but I have never been afraid.“

„I'm a candle flame that sways in currents of air you can't see. You need to be the one who steadies me to burn.“ The House Gun

„What is the purpose of writing? For me personally, it is really to explain the mystery of life, and the mystery of life includes, of course, the personal, the political, the forces that make us what we are while there's another force from inside battling to make us something else.“

„The facts are always less than what really happened.“

„Writing is making sense of life. You work your whole life and perhaps you've made sense of one small area.“

„My answer is: Recognize yourself in others“


„The solitude of writing is also quite frightening. It's quite close to madness, one just disappears for a day and loses touch.“ Conversations With Nadine Gordimer

„Everyone ends up moving alone towards the self“

„Nothing factual that I write or say will be as truthful as my fiction.“

„Your whole life you are really writing one book, which is an attempt to grasp the consciousness of your time and place– a single book written from different stages of your ability.“


„A truly living human being cannot remain neutral.“ The Quotable Gordimer; or, The Wit and Wisdom of Nadine Gordimer

„The caged eagle become a metaphor for all forms of isolation, the ultimate in imprisonment. A zoo is prison.“ Get a Life

„Sincerity is never having an idea of oneself.“ My Son's Story

„I cannot live with someone who can't live without me.“ The Quotable Gordimer; or, The Wit and Wisdom of Nadine Gordimer

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