This study guide will help you analyse the short story “City Lovers” by Nadine Gordimer. We will show you examples of elements in the text that will be relevant for your analysis. In these notes, we will focus on the summary, structure, characters, setting, narrator and point of view, language, themes and message.
Presentation of the text
Title: “City Lovers” (1975)
Author: Nadine Gordimer
Genre: Short story
Nadine Gordimer (1923-2014) was a South African writer and political activist. Her works typically deal with themes such as race, love, and morality. In 1991, she won the Nobel Prize in Literature. She published “City Lovers” in 1975 in The New Yorker.
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