Nadine Gordimer for 21 Icons Project
Photographer and creator of documentary short films with South Africa’s most special people, Adrian Steirn asked Nadine Gordimer about what it means to be a writer, and about her friend Nelson Mandela.
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I’m a candle flame that sways in currents of air you can’t see. You need to be the one who steadies me to burn.
"Writing is making sense of life. You work your whole life and perhaps you’ve made sense of one small area." - Nadine Gordimer (20 November 1923 – 13 July 2014)
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The truth isn’t always beauty, but the hunger for it is. ― Nadine Gordimer (20 November 1923 – 13 July 2014)
Photograph by Mayotte Magnus
I cannot live with someone who can’t live without me.
Nadine Gordimer (1923-2014)
Your whole life you are really writing one book, which is an attempt to grasp the consciousness of your time and place– a single book written from different stages of your ability.
Cemetery Gone to Seed - Jean-Leon Gerome
A child gathers watermelons in Dhaka, Bangladesh on May 27, 2013
Steeple Cock (Coq de clocher)
Iron with inlaid copper eyes
The Barnes Foundation
I’m full of poetry now. Rot and poetry. Rotten poetry.
Churchgoers, French Polynesia
天地同根 Heaven and earth and I are of the same root,
萬物一體 The ten-thousand things and I are of one substance.
Zen Master Sêng-chao/Sõjõ (僧肇 384-414)