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by Olive Schreiner

Category: Dramas and Plays
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Olive Schreiner
ISBN: 0844602477
ISBN13: 978-0844602479
Language: English
Publisher: Peter Smith Pub Inc; New edition edition (June 1, 1975)
Pages: 306
Fb2 eBook: 1385 kb
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The Story of an African Farm (published in 1883 under the pseudonym Ralph Iron) was South African author Olive Schreiner's first published novel. It was an immediate success and has become recognised as one of the first feminist novels.

The Story of an African Farm (published in 1883 under the pseudonym Ralph Iron) was South African author Olive Schreiner's first published novel. Schreiner was one of South Africa's earliest literary figures. Her novel The Story of an African Farm was written during the era of First-wave feminism and is recognized for its revolutionary feminist politics.

Home Olive Schreiner The Story of an African Farm. This could not be. Such worksare best written in Piccadilly or in the Strand: there the gifts of thecreative imagination, untrammelled by contact with any fact, may spreadtheir wings. Strange to go away forfour years, and come back, and find that the candle standing on thedressing-table still cast the shadow of an old crone's head in thecorner beyond the clothes-horse. The Story of an African Farm, . 9. Strange that even a shadow should lastlonger than a man! She looked about among the old familiar objects; allwas there, but the old self was gone.

Produced by Sue Asscher THE STORY OF AN AFRICAN FARM by (AKA Ralph Iron) Olive Schreiner Preface. I have to thank cordially the public and my critics for the receptionthey have given this little book. I have to thank cordially the public and my critics for the receptionthey have given. Dealing with a subject that is far removed from the round of Englishdaily life, it of necessity lacks the charm that hangs about the idealrepresentation of familiar things, and its reception has therefore beenthe more kindly. A word of explanation is necessary. Two strangers appear on the scene,and some have fancied that in the second they have again the first, whoreturns in a new guise.

But Olive Schreiner has woven a story out of spiritual questioning, and discovered some singular connections .

But Olive Schreiner has woven a story out of spiritual questioning, and discovered some singular connections and exceptional insights along the way. There Was it only John, think you, who saw the heavens open? The dreamers see it every day.  . Written by South African governess, Olive Schreiner, the book's crux ran along the controversal: the oppression of women, feminism, the existance of God, anti-imperialism, the bizarre transformation of one the novel's characters (not Lyndall) into a transvestite.

Olive Schreiner (1855 - 1920) originally published The Story of an African Farm in 1883 under the pen name Ralph Iron. Two cousins grow up in the 1860's on a lonely Bible-dominated farm. She tells the story of an unmarried mother who lives in isolation on the South African frontier.

LibriVox recording of The Story of an African Farm, by Olive Schreiner. The book was first published in 1883 in London, under the pseudonym Ralph Iron

LibriVox recording of The Story of an African Farm, by Olive Schreiner. The book was first published in 1883 in London, under the pseudonym Ralph Iron. It quickly became a best-seller, despite causing some controversy over its frank portrayal of freethought, feminism, premarital sex and pregnancy out of wedlock and transvestitism.

The novel details the lives of three characters, first as children and then as adults - Waldo, Em and Lyndall - who live on a farm in the Karoo region of South Africa. The story is set in the middle- to late Nineteenth century - the First Boer War is alluded to, but not mentioned by name. The book is l: in particular, the two principal protagonists (Waldo and Lyndall) display strong similarities to Schreiner's life and philosophy.

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Comments to eBook Story of an African Farm
Iaran
I bought this book for a class and I have mixed feelings about it. On one hand I enjoyed the story, the protagonist's fierceness, and the ideological/ philosophical elements interwoven throughout the book. On the other hand I just couldn't not see and feel angry about the latent racism casually thrown throughout the text, the one dimensional nature of the characters of color, and the complete lack of critique of white colonizers casually exploiting African people.

I found it more enjoyable once I did some research and wrote in a journal about the stuff that made me angry, and then it was easier to go through and put that aside a bit so I could enjoy the story/ writing.
Melipra
This is probably my most favorite Victorian Prose novel that I've read. The story is somewhat awkward at first, but the diction, the story, as well as its delivery is absolutely amazing. At times, it seems theoretical, at times, it seems violent or racist. But overall I think the intelligence depicted within the narrative, through its subtle hints, works really well. It touches on topics like drag (identity or maybe even straight crossdressing) Life in general,death, orientalism, etc. A weird combination right? Right. but it is interesting non-the-less. If you have spare reading time or looking to pick up a good book to read, this book is it!
Kulasius
I had to read this book for my British Lit class in college. I had never read anything by Schreiner, and was drawn into the story right away. I found myself unable to put the book down and finished it in just a couple nights. This book is an excellent one for critical analysis, containing themes of religion, relationships, and love, from a very feminist perspective. Symbolism abounds in this almost poetical story. I definitely recommend this book and will certainly read more from Schreiner in the future!
Mezilabar
What she wrote in much earlier times has been reviewed by readers over the last 100 years or so and her writings are as good for our times as they were in her time and in the time of Howard Thurman when he read them in the 1940s. Excellent writer, excellent attitude about women and their lives. Howard Thurman liked her work so well that he wrote about her.
Biaemi
I enjoyed it very much I could not put it down
Berenn
No wonder it is a classic!
Fordg
Amazing book you never heard of.
One of my favorite writers!
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