Libertine pastoral: Nadine Gordimer's The Conservationist

Gorak, I.
March 1991
Novel: A Forum on Fiction;Spring91, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p241
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Examines how writer Nadine Gordimer bridges the gap between past oppression and future liberation in her work through a set of utopian ideas. How the late twentieth-century writer situated in a postcolonial society can turn modernism into a revolutionary instrument; `Libertine pastoral,' a referral to a consistently presented set of socio-personal values at the center of Gordimer's fiction; How these values differ from the more orthodox view in her essays.


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