Nadine Gordimer | Critical Essay by Honor Tracy

This literature criticism consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis & critique of Nadine Gordimer.
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Critical Essay by Honor Tracy

SOURCE: "A Bouquet from Nadine Gordimer," in The New Republic, Vol. 152, No. 2633, May 8, 1965, pp. 25-6.

Tracy is a English novelist and travel writer. In the following essay, she provides a mixed review of Not for Publication.

There is no living writer of short stories more interesting, varied and fertile than Miss Gordimer at her best. In this new collection, however, she does not always come up to her standard. The lyrical freshness is dulled, as so often in the works of maturity: now and again, humanity degenerates into motherliness; and several pieces are too long for their weight. This may be due to their being written in the first place for American magazines, for American editors love stories to be "extended," either from a simple respect for quantity as such or from the need to lure their readers through the...

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