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The Resource Beethoven Was One-Sixteenth Black, and Other Stories

Beethoven Was One-Sixteenth Black, and Other Stories

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Beethoven Was One-Sixteenth Black, and Other Stories
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Beethoven Was One-Sixteenth Black, and Other Stories
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In this collection of new stories, Nadine Gordimer crosses the frontiers of politics, memory, sexuality, and love with the fearless insight that is the hallmark of her writing. In the title story, a middle-aged academic who had been an anti-apartheid activist embarks on an unadmitted pursuit of the possibilities for his own racial identity in his great-grandfather's fortune-hunting interlude of living rough on diamond diggings in South Africa, his young wife far away in London. “Dreaming of the Dead” conjures up a lunch in a New York Chinese restaurant where Susan Sontag and Edward Said return in surprising new avatars as guests in the dream of a loving friend. The historian in “History” is a parrot who confronts people with the scandalizing voice reproduction of quarrels and clandestine love-talk on which it has eavesdropped. “Alternative Endings” considers the way writers make arbitrary choices in how to end stories—and offers three, each relating the same situation, but with a different resolution, arrived at by the three senses: sight, sound, and smell
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  • Gordimer, Nadine
  • Colacci, David
  • Ericksen, Susan
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Short Stories
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Beethoven Was One-Sixteenth Black, and Other Stories
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9780792751502
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Label
Beethoven Was One-Sixteenth Black, and Other Stories
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
OVERDRIVE:b1ba44f4-8803-4672-baee-9bcdb15aec1d
Dimensions
not applicable
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780792751502
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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    Poy Sippi Library W2251 Commercial St, Poy Sippi, WI, 54967, US
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