This week’s JTalk: Nadine Gordimer’s portraits of Jewishness

This week’s JTalk presentation after the service on Saturday morning (11.15am):

Dr Karen Lazar on ‘Nadine Gordimer’s portraits of Jewishness’

Nobel Laureate Nadine Gordimer has been claimed as a “Jewish writer” by some, and criticised as a “not Jewish enough” writer by others, during her long literary and philosophical career. In an open-ended and broad discussion, Karen Lazar will explore some examples of Gordimer’s complex depiction of Jewish characters and Judaism. Dr Lazar works in the Division of Languages at the Wits School of Education. Her MA and Phd are analyses of Gordimer’s short stories, novels and socio-cultural criticism from 1956 to 1994.

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