ë My Son's Story ↠´ Download by ë Nadine Gordimer
ë My Son's Story ↠´ Download by ë Nadine Gordimer My dear friend Carrie lent me this book, which made me both elated I love getting book recommendations and nervous what if I didn t like it My fears were totally groundless though the book is awesome I had only heard of Gordimer in the context of a long New York Review of books article about South African writers, which as is sometimes the case with the NYRB, made me feel like I knew everything about her, and didn t need to actually read her work Big mistake And worse, probably means I need to run out and grab me some Doris Lessing, too No Coetzee, though I read Disgrace and that was enough for me Anway, My Son s Story takes place in South Africa, before the end of apartheid It revolves around one black family and their experiences under that system It starts with the son, Will, exiting a movie theater one day to First off, I need to state this I am so happy to have had the good fortune to pick up this book For those of my friends who have heard of Blossoms bookshop, this is yet another reason why it s just SO awesome Second, please do not read the section between the spoiler marks unless a You ve already read this book or b You re not planning to read this bookNow, about the book itself, what struck me the most is the sheer intelligence of the writer Nadine Gordimer knows how to manipulate the minds of her readers and hold them captive in the world she paints around her characters The theme of this book seems commonplace enough an extra marital affair that gets found out But the backdrop against which it s set race tensions and uprisings for equality , combined with very complex characters, makes it anything but commonplace Sonny, initially a school teacher by profession is mar Playing Truant, Will Slips Off To A Movie Theatre Near Johannesburg And Is Shocked To See His Father There With A Woman He Doesn T Know The Father Is A Colored Schoolteacher Who Has Become A Hero In The Struggle Against Apartheid His Companion Is A White Activist Fiercely Dedicated To The Cause There is wisdom in this book, per usual for Gordimer She understands family and revolution But I tired of Will s ferocity towards his cheating father, and the father s fierce attachment to his lover Maybe another time.
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Esta es la segunda obra que he le do de la autora y que no ha conseguido despertarme.
My Son s Story is a tough read The prose is gritty, but it is not evocative naturally it instead engages the reader to look for a connection With each paragraph, there is a feeling of discomfort The effort that goes to create and depict a unity between aspirations self of equality of freedom and context other of the anti apartheid movement in South Africa is distinctive The movement itself is not the highlight of the story It is a story of a transition from the innocence of adolescence to the harshness of reality There came a point, not possible to determine exactly when, at which equality became a cry that couldn t be made out, had been misheard or misinterpreted, turned out to be something else finer F The transition in South Africa, a long segregationist regime of oppression to a multiracial democracy, there was surprisingly peaceful and negotiated manner Thanks to the example of Nelson Mandela, who was released after 27 years in prison, and the moral conduct of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, as a bulwark of a new form of justice, the country did not disintegrate in new power struggles.
Written with skill, although it should be said that some steps are not entirely successful, certainly leaves the reader much matter who rethink, especially with regard to emotional relationships closer and conviction, often mendacious, to know well the people we live.
Readers feel what it was like for blacks living in racist South Africa, and also an insightful look at the evolution of a marriage, a love affair, a father son relationship and a young man s coming of age.