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The Conservationist

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2013

    An extraordinary book--both emotionally and intellectually satis

    An extraordinary book--both emotionally and intellectually satisfying.  It fully repays many readings, especially for the sophisticated
    reader.  It is beautifully constructed, beautifully allusive: the opposite of "a mess."

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  • Posted September 6, 2012

    Wasteland

    Like the farm enjoyed by the owner, this book is a mess.

    Trying to follow the wanderings of this character's mindset is nearly impossible. The author should be writing poetry, not a story. Even that attempt is done poorly.

    Forget about it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2004

    Excellent

    This is the story of Mehring, a wealthy high class businessman and landowner from Transvaal who narrate his life throughout internal monologues, reflections and fragments of conversations with his distant son, lovers, adquaints and workers of his farm, giving us an idea of how empty and lonely his life is. Ms. Gordimer - using Mehring character - gave us a portrait of a South Africa divided by the Apartheid laws where social status in linked with the skin color and also gave us and idea of the idiosyncracy of all the characters of this story, the boers, the indians and the blacks who interact and live together but separated.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2011

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