Página inicialGruposDiscussãoMaisZeitgeist
Pesquise No Site
Este site usa cookies para fornecer nossos serviços, melhorar o desempenho, para análises e (se não estiver conectado) para publicidade. Ao usar o LibraryThing, você reconhece que leu e entendeu nossos Termos de Serviço e Política de Privacidade . Seu uso do site e dos serviços está sujeito a essas políticas e termos.

Resultados do Google Livros

Clique em uma foto para ir ao Google Livros

Carregando...

July's People

de Nadine Gordimer

Outros autores: Veja a seção outros autores.

MembrosResenhasPopularidadeAvaliação médiaMenções
1,802409,430 (3.51)200
For years, it has been what is called a 'deteriorating situation'. Now all over South Africa the cities are battlegrounds. The members of the Smales family - liberal whites - are rescued from the terror by their servant, July, who leads them to refuge in his native village. What happens to the Smaleses and to July - the shifts in character and relationships - gives us an unforgettable look into the terrifying, tacit understandings and misunderstandings between blacks and whites.… (mais)
Adicionado recentemente porbiblioteca privada, Clarita65, prengel90, mimbza, peabert, LibraryOma, teenybeanie25, mjannicelli88, PocheFamily
Bibliotecas HistóricasEeva-Liisa Manner
  1. 00
    The Awakening de Kate Chopin (TheLittlePhrase)
  2. 00
    The Betrothed de Alessandro Manzoni (Cecrow)
    Cecrow: Read by the characters in this novel.
Carregando...

Registre-se no LibraryThing tpara descobrir se gostará deste livro.

Ainda não há conversas na Discussão sobre este livro.

» Veja também 200 menções

Inglês (36)  Espanhol (2)  Holandês (1)  Alemão (1)  Todos os idiomas (40)
Mostrando 1-5 de 40 (seguinte | mostrar todas)
The writing style was a bit hard to understand at first - there are no indications of who is talking, you have to rely on context and content - but once I got used to it the style really helped bring immediacy to the story. Not sure that I understood the ending, but that doesn't take away from the book in any way. ( )
  blueskygreentrees | Jul 30, 2023 |
This was a challenging book for me to read because of the style and verbal exchanges. There was no indication as to whom was speaking. The shift of power after the Smales are taken by July to his village is evident and profound, especially in that this book was written before Apartheid was finished. I did find that the introspection by the white couple was boring and completely off the mark - they were proud of their liberalism but had difficulty in seeing how their responses to their situation perpetuated animosity between the races. ( )
  Kimberlyhi | Apr 15, 2023 |
Published before the end of apartheid, this book imagines the white Smales family, living in South Africa, taken in by its black servant, July. July rescues the family from the violence in Johannesburg and has taken them to his remote village. They are now living in a one-room mud hut on July’s property. Their experiences are narrated from the perspective of Maureen Smales, wife of Bamford and mother of three children.

It is a role reversal that highlights the inequities of apartheid. Maureen, though she considers herself liberal, cannot let go of her privilege, even as her family depends on July for the basic necessities of survival. I found it realistic that the children accept the changes readily, while the adults struggle. The novel explores themes of race, identity, loyalty, and equality.
( )
  Castlelass | Oct 30, 2022 |
7-1
  gutierrezmonge | Oct 15, 2022 |
It's necessary first to understand what this is: a novel published in South Africa in 1981 that imagines a near-future civil war resulting from apartheid. The South African government banned this novel on publication, indicating the degree of fear at that time that some uprising like the one described might actually come to pass. As if this novel would give the oppressed segment of the population ideas they'd never contemplated, or the courage to embrace them. Given the happier course that actual history followed this may appear to date the work a bit, but racism did not evaporate when Nelson Mandela won the election; not in South Africa, not anywhere else.

Maureen and Bam are on different wavelengths in terms of adaptation. Bam views the circumstances as temporary, still clinging to his old perceptions, still viewing possessions as theirs, still jockeying for power and status. Maureen is striving harder to view their status in the new terms, knowing they remain under July's care at his whim. An interesting shift then takes place.

July's people retain their view of white folk as a source of trouble, unpredictable, the retainers of real power. They have not seen the white cities, cannot imagine what the uprising means. July is evolving along with his white guests, demonstrating the respect he's always shown but no longer as a servant, now as someone who can decide what is best for them. He is proprietary of their care; doesn't want them having to do too much outside his perceived role for them, but no longer because he is being paid by them. Now they are his people, too. ( )
  Cecrow | Aug 18, 2022 |
Mostrando 1-5 de 40 (seguinte | mostrar todas)
sem resenhas | adicionar uma resenha

» Adicionar outros autores (7 possíveis)

Nome do autorFunçãoTipo de autorObra?Status
Nadine Gordimerautor principaltodas as ediçõescalculado
Carroux, MargaretTradutorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Loponen, SeppoTradutorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Oort, Dorinde vanTradutorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Você deve entrar para editar os dados de Conhecimento Comum.
Para mais ajuda veja a página de ajuda do Conhecimento Compartilhado.
Título canônico
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em Holandês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Título original
Títulos alternativos
Data da publicação original
Pessoas/Personagens
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em Holandês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Lugares importantes
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em Holandês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Eventos importantes
Filmes relacionados
Epígrafe
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em alemão. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Das Alte stirbt,
und das Neue kann nicht geboren werden;
in diesem Interregnum treten morbide Symptome
von großer Mannigfaltigkeit auf.

Antonio Gramsci
Gefängnishefte
Dedicatória
Primeiras palavras
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em alemão. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Möchten Sie haben etwas Tee?
Citações
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em Holandês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Het oude sterft af en het nieuwe kan niet geboren worden; in dit interregnum ontstaat een grote verscheidenheid aan morbide symptomen. (Antonio Gramsci, gevangenisdagboeken)
Últimas palavras
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Aviso de desambiguação
Editores da Publicação
Autores Resenhistas (normalmente na contracapa do livro)
Idioma original
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em alemão. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
CDD/MDS canônico
LCC Canônico

Referências a esta obra em recursos externos.

Wikipédia em inglês (1)

For years, it has been what is called a 'deteriorating situation'. Now all over South Africa the cities are battlegrounds. The members of the Smales family - liberal whites - are rescued from the terror by their servant, July, who leads them to refuge in his native village. What happens to the Smaleses and to July - the shifts in character and relationships - gives us an unforgettable look into the terrifying, tacit understandings and misunderstandings between blacks and whites.

Não foram encontradas descrições de bibliotecas.

Descrição do livro
Resumo em haiku

Current Discussions

Nenhum(a)

Capas populares

Links rápidos

Avaliação

Média: (3.51)
0.5
1 7
1.5 2
2 24
2.5 7
3 71
3.5 25
4 97
4.5 10
5 29

É você?

Torne-se um autor do LibraryThing.

 

Sobre | Contato | LibraryThing.com | Privacidade/Termos | Ajuda/Perguntas Frequentes | Blog | Loja | APIs | TinyCat | Bibliotecas Históricas | Os primeiros revisores | Conhecimento Comum | 204,183,650 livros! | Barra superior: Sempre visível