Get a Life: Step 1 – Love and a Kid

Get a Life Nadine Gordimer Literature Reading Books


I must confess I did not know who Nadine Gordimer was until a few months ago. At a used bookstore, I picked up a copy of one of her novels, prompted by its arresting title: Get a Life.

This novel is not a relaxing beach-read. But it is worth the effort made. It’s probably not a coincidence that she and fellow Nobel Prize-winner J.M. Coetzee are both from South Africa, as tragedy looms behind their every phrase.

In this book, Gordimer explains how to get a life in a few steps. Above is step 1.

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