Nadine Gordimer | Critical Essay by Mary Ellen Chase

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of Nadine Gordimer.
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Critical Essay by Mary Ellen Chase

SOURCE: "Miss Gordimer's Fine, True Art in Another Brilliant Collection," in New York Herald Tribune Book Review, January 10, 1960, p. 1.

Chase is an American novelist, children's author, educator, and critic. In the following review, she examines the style and scope of Friday's Footprint.

Whenever a careful reader makes the rare discovery that what is purposely not said on the pages before him is clearly far more important and filled with meaning than what is said, he reads yet again and with sharpened perception. Nadine Gordimer in these twelve short stories [in Friday's Footprint] and a longer one which she calls a novella often obscures or upon occasion omits occurrences, surroundings, dialogue, but only because by so doing she can more acutely and fully capture, or make, or at times restore a complete experience. The actual happenings which she deals...

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