Cape Town Intellectuals

Ruth Schecter and Her Circle, 1907- 1934

Author(s): HIRSON, Baruch
ISBN13/Barcode: 9780850365009
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The story of Ruth Schechter who lived most of her life in Cape Town where she encountered powerful figures, and powerless coloureds living in District Six. (inc. F Bodmer, M. K. Gandhi, L. Hogben, L. van der Post, and B. Farrington) she became a particularly close to Olive Schreiner. “Hirson has resuscitated from oblivion an intense and passionate woman who was centrally influential in the prevailing intellectual debates of the country.” Sarah Penny in Sunday Independent (South Africa) Contents: Preface; Introduction; Father and Daughter; The Move to America; Morris Alexander, Gandhi, and the Theosophists; Ruth and Olive; The Fairest Cape?; Enter Ben Farrington; Ruth and Friends; Amy and the Communists; Ruth as Writer; A New Beginning and the End; Epilogue. 220x 150mm Black and white photos, xxxi+253 pp, index.

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ISBN13/Barcode 9780850365009
ISBN10 0850365007
Author HIRSON, Baruch
Binding Paperback
Date Published 27 Apr 2001
Frequency No
Report Date N/A
Pages 253
Publisher Merlin Press

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