Once More into the Burrows: Nadine Gordimer’s Later Short Fiction

  • Alan R. Lomberg


In the introduction to her Selected Stories, Nadine Gordimer suggests that the process of composition is, for her, like burrowing into a warren ‘where many burrows lead off into the same darkness but this one may debouch far distant from that’ (SS, p. 12).1 An instance of that is provided by the development of two stories in A Soldier’s Embrace into the novella which is the title story of Something Out There.


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  1. Clingman, Stephen, The Novels of Nadine Gordimer: History from the Inside (London: Unwin Hyman, 1986).Google Scholar
  2. Gordimer, Nadine, The Essential Gesture: Writing, Politics and Places, ed. Stephen Clingman (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988).Google Scholar
  3. Selected Stories (New York: The Viking Press, 1976).Google Scholar
  4. A Soldier’s Embrace (Markham, Ontario: Penguin, 1987).Google Scholar
  5. Something Out There (Markham, Ontario: Penguin, 1989).Google Scholar
  6. A Sport of Nature (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987).Google Scholar

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  • Alan R. Lomberg

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