Beethoven was one-sixteenth black : and other stories

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[United States] : Blackstone Audio, Incorporated :, 2008.
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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 Saïd 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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Unabridged.
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English
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9780792751502, 0792751507

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Read by David Colacci and Susan Ericksen.
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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, N., Colacci, D., & Ericksen, S. (2008). Beethoven was one-sixteenth black: and other stories. Unabridged. [United States]: Blackstone Audio, Incorporated.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Gordimer, Nadine, David. Colacci and Susan. Ericksen. 2008. Beethoven Was One-sixteenth Black: And Other Stories. [United States]: Blackstone Audio, Incorporated.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Gordimer, Nadine, David. Colacci and Susan. Ericksen, Beethoven Was One-sixteenth Black: And Other Stories. [United States]: Blackstone Audio, Incorporated, 2008.

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Gordimer, Nadine., David Colacci, and Susan Ericksen. Beethoven Was One-sixteenth Black: And Other Stories. Unabridged. [United States]: Blackstone Audio, Incorporated, 2008.

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