Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


 (gôr′də-mər), Nadine 1923-2014.
South African writer whose works, such as July's People (1981), often address the racial tensions of her homeland. She won the 1991 Nobel Prize for literature.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


(Biography) Nadine. born 1923, South African novelist. Her books include The Lying Days (1952), The Conservationist (1974), which won the Booker prize, None to Accompany Me (1994), and The House Gun (1998). Her works were banned in South Africa for their condemnation of apartheid. Nobel prize for literature 1991
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(ˈgɔr də mər)
Nadine, born 1923, South African writer: Nobel prize 1991.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Gordimer - South African novelist and short-story writer whose work describes the effects of apartheid (born in 1923)
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Among the writers are Nigeria's Wole Soyinka and Chinua Achebe; Egypt's Naguib Mahfouz; Kenya's Ngugi wa Thiong'o; South Africa's Nadine Gordimer and J.
He covers Achebe and Anglophone African literary discourse; Ngug<~i>, nativism, English, and translingualism; Gordimer, English, race, and cross-cultural translation; and Farah, English, and cosmopolitanism.
PEN members through the years have included Nobel laureates Mario Vargas Llosa, Nadine Gordimer, Gunter Grass, Francois Mauriac and Liu Xiabao.
South African writer Nadine Gordimer has been one of the most
The following are the opinions of a number of authors on Mahfouz's works: Nadin Gordimer (Photo courtesy Wikimedia) "One of the greatest creative talents in the realm of the novel in the world."--Nadine Gordimer Edward Said (Photo Courtesy Wikimedia) "As a citizen, Naguib Mahfouz sees civility and the continuity of a transnational, abiding, Egyptian personality in his work as perhaps surviving the debilitating processes of conflict and historical degeneration, which he, more than anyone else I have read, has so powerfully depicted."--Edward Said Ahdaf Souief (Photo Courtesy Wikimedia) "Mahfouz was of massively important influence on Arabic literature; he was our greatest living novelist for a very long time.
Autopsy of a Father belongs on the shelf next to works by authors like Nadine Gordimer and Magda Szabo.
Judy Blume, Maurice Sendak, Shel Silverstein, Alvin Schwartz, Leslea Newman, and Nadine Gordimer used to regularly cause pearl-clutching patrons and parents to have conniptions, so I worried that we Jews were losing our edge.
Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer published July's People in 1981, which depicted white-minority rule and its collapse.
Like the wide range of characters in Nadine Gordimer's early long fiction, white women of conscience are strangled by the condition of living in South Africa in the light of apartheid legislations.
With the death of the South African novelist, playwright, literary critic, translator and scholar, Andre Brink, on 6 February 2015, just seven months after Nadine Gordimer's on 13 July 2014, a crucial epoch of South African literature and history inexorably moves to a close.