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Nadine Gordimer’s “The Pickup”: A Wide Canvas of Socio-Economic Realism

Journal: International Journal of English, Literature and Social Science (Vol.7, No. 3)

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Page : 244-247

Keywords : Corporate Houses; Economic Magnets; Socio-economic realism; Consumer Identified Self-willed; Patriarchy;

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The Pickup is a tale of romance, adventure and above all love of Julie for Abdu as she proves that her love does not change with changing situations. In spite of being the daughter of rich parents she decides to join Abdu and picks up her suitcase to live in a deserted Muslim village for the sake of love. In this novel the artist confirms that her range is pretty wide. In the beginning young guys take life non-seriously and lead life of Hippies. But Abdu has to pick up his suitcase as he can't live in Johannesburg due to lack of permission from Home Affairs department. Julie adjusts in the ordinary house of Abdu in a village of Arabian country. She does not join him to go to Chicago as he has no settled work and home there. She has of course identified herself with the village and the family of Abdu. Many matters of world economic business world are referred here and hence the novel is remarkable for socio-economic and ethical realism

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