Skip to main content
placeholder image

Writing freedom: Nadine Gordimer and The New Yorker

Chapter


Abstract


  • [extract] In an address given at the Durban Indian Teachers’ Conference in December 1975, published as “A Writer’s Freedom,” Nadine Gordimer asked, “What is a writer’s freedom?” and replied:

    To me it is his right to maintain and publish to the world a deep, intense, private view of the situation in which he finds his society. If he is to work as well as he can, he must take, and be granted, freedom from the public conformity of political interpretation, morals and tastes. (Gordimer 1989: 104)

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Collett, A. A. 2011, 'Writing freedom: Nadine Gordimer and The New Yorker', in S. Bassi & A. Oboe (eds), Experiences of Freedom in Postcolonial Literatures and Cultures, Routledge, London. pp. 341-352.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84920690779

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/artspapers/849

Book Title


  • Experiences of Freedom in Postcolonial Literatures and Cultures

Start Page


  • 341

End Page


  • 352

Abstract


  • [extract] In an address given at the Durban Indian Teachers’ Conference in December 1975, published as “A Writer’s Freedom,” Nadine Gordimer asked, “What is a writer’s freedom?” and replied:

    To me it is his right to maintain and publish to the world a deep, intense, private view of the situation in which he finds his society. If he is to work as well as he can, he must take, and be granted, freedom from the public conformity of political interpretation, morals and tastes. (Gordimer 1989: 104)

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Collett, A. A. 2011, 'Writing freedom: Nadine Gordimer and The New Yorker', in S. Bassi & A. Oboe (eds), Experiences of Freedom in Postcolonial Literatures and Cultures, Routledge, London. pp. 341-352.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84920690779

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/artspapers/849

Book Title


  • Experiences of Freedom in Postcolonial Literatures and Cultures

Start Page


  • 341

End Page


  • 352