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Beethoven was One-Sixteenth Black As if determined to clean out her notebook, the Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer gathers voice exercises and experimental sketches in Beethoven...Beethoven was One-Sixteenth BlackShort Stories, Fiction As if determined to clean out her notebook, the Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer gathers voice exercises and experimental sketches in Beethoven...2007-11-27Bloomsbury
Beethoven was One-Sixteenth Black
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Beethoven was One-Sixteenth Black

Genre: Short Stories, Fiction; Author: Nadine Gordimer; Publisher: Bloomsbury

As if determined to clean out her notebook, the Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer gathers voice exercises and experimental sketches in Beethoven Was One-Sixteenth Black. The most intriguing, the triptych ”Alternative Endings,” uses sight, hearing, and smell to resolve three similar love stories. The least successful imagines a philosophical monologue for a tapeworm. (”I might have been ingested,” the parasite supposes, ”in a delicacy of raw minced meat known as, I believe, Beefsteak Tartare.”) For better and worse, these pieces are caught between telling stories and noodling on the act of storytelling. B