Shared lives / Lyndall Gordon.

By: Gordon, LyndallMaterial type: TextTextPublication details: London : Virago, 2005Description: xi, 335 pages : portraits ; 20 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1844081435 (pbk.) :Subject(s): Gordon, Lyndall -- Childhood and youth | Gordon, Lyndall -- Friends and associates | Jewish women -- South Africa -- Biography | Jews -- South Africa -- Biography | Female friendship -- South Africa | South Africa -- Social life and customs -- 20th century | South Africa -- Social life and customs -- 20th centuryDDC classification: 968.004924
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Lyndall Gordon, the acclaimed biographer of T.S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf, grew up in Cape Town, South Africa in the 1950s. This intimate and moving memoir is the story of Rosie, Ellie, and Romy- her closest friends from childhood until their early deaths.
Daughters of Jewish immigrants, these girls grew into adulthood together, shaped by their parents' and grandparents' Eastern European heritages, the stifling atmosphere of their proper girls' school, South Africa's politics, and the intense pressure within their bourgeois milieu for early marriage. Though miles distanced them as they grew older and went off to New York, Oxford and Paris, their bonds of friendship remained strong, separated only by their untimely deaths.

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Gordon's 1992 volume recalls growing up with other Jewish girls in South Africa in the 1950s. She shares the isolation of being in a small community and the societal pressures on women. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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