Nadine Gordimer's "A Writer's Freedom" Book Review by writingsensation

Nadine Gordimer's "A Writer's Freedom"
An analysis of Nadine Gordimer's "A Writer's Freedom".
# 75542 | 1,746 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 14, 2006 in Literature (World) , English (Analysis)

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The paper discusses how Nadine Gordimer, in her work "A Writer's Freedom", recognizes that any form of communication including writing is never completely free from some form of censorship, restriction or even suppression. The paper examines how, despite this, Gordimer asserts in her work that writers have an obligation and duty to present not only what is truthful and honest, but also their representation of that which occurs in society. The paper further analyzes how, in doing so, according to Gordimer, the writer is set free, free from control, suppression and censorship. The paper concludes that the writer is the one person perhaps in a categorized and segregated society with the power to set himself free and express himself liberally, even facing the political constraints of race segregation and suppression.

From the Paper:

"Writers have no need according to Gordimer to impose self-limiting censors or suppress their thoughts and concerns. By nature their very work is liberating. The freedom that comes with writing however is not without consequence. Gordimer's assertions regarding the freedom's afforded writers and others in the communication arts comes after a stay in South Africa during the years of Apartheid, where censorship and suppression of freedoms and beliefs were commonplace."

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