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The Conservationist

Nadine Gordimer - Author

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ISBN 9780140047165 | 272 pages | 24 Feb 1983 | Penguin | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
Awards
  • Man Booker Prize for Fiction
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Mehring is rich. He has all the privileges and possessions that South Africa has to offer, but his possessions refuse to remain objects. His wife, son, and mistress leave him; his foreman and workers become increasingly indifferent to his stewarsship; even the land rises up, as drought, then flood, destroy his farm.
"A triumph of stle … It is not often that lyrical intelligence and political pupose are combined in so effective a way."
—Paul Theroux

"Gordimer has written what must be considered her masterpiece. The beauty and largeness of this land she loves is drawn with a breadth and scope that is breathtaking."
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"This is a novel of enormous power."
The New Statesman


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