The Myth of Revolution

The Myth of Revolution

This spring my book Politics and the Novel was reissued in paperback by New American Library. The publisher asked me to “bring it up to date” by discussing, however briefly, political fiction written since the Second World War. A formidable task. I ended up doing an Afterword as a series of notes on a number of writers—Gordimer, Naipaul, Garcia Marquez, Kundera, Solzhenitsyn—for essays that may or may not be written. Here, with a few introductory remarks, is the note on Gordimer.—I.H.

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