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The Cape Town of Intellectuals: The Story of Ruth Schechter Baruch Hirson

The Cape Town of Intellectuals: The Story of Ruth Schechter

Baruch Hirson

Published October 1st 2000
ISBN : 9781868143566
Paperback
224 pages
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A mixture of biography, love story, intellectual history and political analysis, this fascinating book focuses on the life of novelist, political activist and thinker, Ruth Schechter, and those of her friends and associates in Cape Town in the firstMoreA mixture of biography, love story, intellectual history and political analysis, this fascinating book focuses on the life of novelist, political activist and thinker, Ruth Schechter, and those of her friends and associates in Cape Town in the first three decades of the 20th century. Her friendships and correspondents embraced Gandhi, Olive Schreiner, Laurens van der Post, Lancelot Hogben, much of the Cape Town revolutionary left and parliamentarian colleagues of her first husband, Morris Alexander. In this painstakingly researched work, which draws on a wide range of private archival material and ephemeral literature, Hirson succeeds not only in reconstructing the life of a personality who deserves a wider reputation but also that of a fascinating and little studied intellectual milieu.