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Friday, May 17, 2024

The truth isn’t always beauty, but the hunger for it is.

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Nadine Gordimer

With her daily life embroiled in the political turmoil of 20th-century South Africa, Nobel Prize-winning writer and anti-apartheid activist Nadine Gordimer knew a thing or two about truth. In a 1963 essay for “London Magazine,” titled “A Bolter and the Invincible Summer,” Gordimer asserted that though there are innumerous ugly realities in the world, there is also beauty in humankind’s devotion to finding truth and justice.

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