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Olive Schreiner (1855–1920)

Författare till The Story of an African Farm

38+ verk 1,483 medlemmar 30 recensioner 6 favoritmärkta

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Foto taget av: Ratsumies Peter Halket Mashonamaasta (published in 1909 in Finland), by Olive Schreiner (1855–1920), translated by Aino Malmberg (1865–1933).

Verk av Olive Schreiner

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Olive Schreiner; a selection (1968) 4 exemplar
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Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Schreiner, Olive Emilie Albertina (Birth name)
Cronwright, Olive Emilie Albertina
Andra namn
Iron, Ralph
Födelsedag
1855-03-24
Avled
1920-12-11
Begravningsplats
Buffels Kop, Crodock, South Africa
Kön
female
Nationalitet
South Africa
Födelseort
Wittebergen, South Africa
Dödsort
Cape Town, South Africa
Bostadsorter
Wittebergen, Cape Colony, South Africa
England, UK
Healdtown, South Africa
Cradock, South Africa
Utbildning
at home
Yrken
feminist
novelist
essayist
governess
political activist
Kort biografi
Olive Schreiner was born to a German father and an English mother, missionaries in South Africa.  Despite their strict religion, their household was erratic, and Olive's education rested primarily on her mother and her own reading. When her older brother was appointed headmaster at a school in Cradock, she went to live with him and received a formal education for the first time. She then worked as a governess for about 8 years. Olive studied the works of a wide range of prominent Victorian intellectuals, wrote a number of her own short stories, and began to develop her own social ideas. During this time, Olive saved enough to buy herself passage to England, where she hoped to study medicine. However, she had to abandon this plan due to her own poor health. She published her first book, The Story of an African Farm, in 1883, which launched her career as a novelist and social activist.  In 1894, she married Samuel Cronwright, a politically active farmer in South Africa, who shared her views.  Her works included much political and social criticism, and some were published under the pseudonym "Ralph Iron." She opposed Cecil Rhodes' colonialist policies in Africa as well as England's involvement in the Boer War. She also supported the women's suffrage movement and took a pacifistic stance against World War I.

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RCornell | 27 andra recensioner | Oct 27, 2023 |
Very beautiful writing, and empathic treatment of the characters, delving into their hearts and souls.

Still, it's hard to care so much for those characters, being European and descendent's of those who committed genocide on true Africans. The author also seems to be a sizist, making "good women" tiny, and much emphasis put on "tiny hands, tiny feet."

I did like the treatment of how we feel when death steals a beloved, and our struggles to try to believe in the hereafter, because we can't bear the thought of never seeing that dear one again, in whatever form.… (mer)
 
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burritapal | 27 andra recensioner | Oct 23, 2022 |
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„ Ŝia romano estis esprimo de kuraĝa liberpensemo kaj indigna feminismo. (1883)... La alegorio pri la serĉado por la vero ŝajnas al mi ĝia plej bele konceptita peco, indiganta la tutan libron...La traduko estas lerte kaj konscience farita, purlingva kaj bonstila. ”
— 1934, W. B. Johnson, The British Esperantist, nov.
 
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Erfgoedbib | 27 andra recensioner | Aug 7, 2022 |

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Statistik

Verk
38
Även av
18
Medlemmar
1,483
Popularitet
#17,316
Betyg
½ 3.5
Recensioner
30
ISBN
189
Språk
7
Favoritmärkt
6

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