•Face to Face: Short Stories(1949)•The Lying Days (1953)•A World of Strangers (1958)•Guest of Honour (1970)•Burger’s Daughter (1979)•My Son’s Story (1990)•Jump and Other Stories (1991)•Get a Life (2005) http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0140165 347.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg
W. H. Smith & Son Literary Award, 1961, for short story collectionFridays Footprint and Other Stories; Thomas Pringle Award, EnglishAcademy of South Africa, 1969; James Tait Black Memorial Prize,1973, for A Guest of Honour; Booker Prize for Fiction, National BookLeague, 1974, for The Conservationist; Grand Aigle d Or, 1975; CNAawards, 1974, 1979, 1981, and 1991; Neil Gunn fellowship, ScottishArts Council, 1981; Commonwealth Award for Distinguished Servicein Literature, 1981; Modern Language Association of America award,1982; Nelly Sachs Prize, 1985; Premio Malaparte, 1986; BennettAward, HudsonReview, 1986; Benson Medal, 1990; Commander delOrdre des Arts et des Lettres (France), 1991; Nobel Prize forliterature, Nobel Foundation, 1991. D.Litt., University of Leuven,1980, Smith College, City College of the City University of New York,and Mount Holyoke College, all 1985, and honorary degrees fromHarvard University and Yale University, both 1987, and New Schoolfor Social Research, 1988.
After reading “What Were You Dreaming?” do you think it is relevant for an author to be faulted for including their political views into their work? Why do you think Gordimer’s work is as revered as it is? What did her writing do for the people of South Africa? Do you think her lack of a formal education effects her writing? Why or why not?