Burger's Daughter, the seventh novel of South African writer Nadine Gordimer, focuses upon the daughter of a white, communist Afrikaner hero, thus encapsulating the warring conditioning forces in South Africa of race, sex, and class position. Based partly on fact, successively banned and unbanned by the South African authorities, the novel has also become something of a test case for feminist critics of Gordimer's writing. This casebook includes an interview with and an essay by Nadine Gordimer, classic and recent critical essays, an introduction discussing biographical and historical contexts and the literary reception, and a bibliography. reception, and a bibliography.
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc