Excerpt (Nadine Gordimer)

Nadine Gordimer writes in Telling Times: Writing and Living:
“What is a writer’s freedom?
To me it is his* right to maintain and publish to the world a deep, intense, private view of the situation in which he finds his society. If he is to work as well as he can, he must take, and be granted, freedom from the public conformity of political interpretation, morals and tastes.
All that the writer can do, as a writer, is to go on writing the truth as he sees it.”

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