Nobel Prize Winning Author Nadine Gordimer Has Passed Away

The New York Times reports that Nadine Gordimer died in South Africa yesterday (July 13):

Here are links to available books by her that McCain Library owns and to criticism and interpretation of her work.

The Academy of Achievement in Washington, D.C. provides a succinct page about her, including an interview.

ASC-affiliated readers may wish to explore this article about her in the Encyclopedia of Life Writing: Autobiographical and Biographical Forms.


 Nelson Mandela and Nadine Gordimer in 1993.
Photograph: Louise Gubb/© Louise Gubb/CORBIS SABA

Eight New Agnes Scott Independent Studies!


We are pleased to welcome to the shelves eight recently published independent studies!

  • Alexandra Brosius.  A Study of Bis(L-Serinato)Copper(II) Decomposition Kinetics.
  • Rebecca Cross. Demographic and Environmental Variables Associated with Cognitive Test Participation of Monkeys in Large Social Groups.
  • Andrea Harris. Sustainability and Integration in German Media.
  • Keely Lewis. *Results Not Typical, Or Leads to Unusual Outcomes.
  • Juniar Lucien. Correspondence Principle : Case Study of the Dynamics of a Classically Chaotic Water-Driven Pendulum.
  • Emily Reed. Fairy Tales for Modern Queers : A Collection about Love, Representation, and Accepting Yourself in Spite of the Thorns.
  • R. Larkin Taylor-Parker. Unruly Creature of the State : The Life and Times of Georgia’s Central State Hospital.
  • Amanda Vincent. Interactions with Infants in the Captive Western Lowland Gorilla (Gorilla Gorilla Gorilla) Family Group at Zoo Atlanta.

Congratulations to the authors!

Browse the full list of independent studies published at Agnes Scott College (with the most recent listed first) to find the work of friends, classmates, and loved ones.  All independent studies are shelved by the authors last name and are available for in-house use in the Main Reading Room.

Book Event: Jean Kwok at Decatur Library at 7:15pm on Wednesday, June 25

mamboinchinatownGirl in Translation by Jean Kwok is a popular novel in the McCain Library Browsing Collection.  If you are one of the many fans of this novel, be sure to see Jean Kwok read from her latest novel Mambo in Chinatown.
  • DATE: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
  • TIME: 7:15 p.m.
  • PLACE: Decatur Library Auditorium

Mambo in Chinatown will be released on Tuesday, June 24th and is the tale of one woman’s love for ballroom dancing.

Movies News for June 3

Students, Faculty and Other Library Visitors:

Please note that a movie is expected to be filming in front of McCain Library for at least some portion of Tuesday, June 3.

If affiliated with Agnes Scott College, please bring your ID with you and, if the front doors are blocked, use the ID readers at the east side Ground Floor entrances, facing Alston. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Questions? Call 404-471-6094 (8:00 am- 5:15 pm).

Books by Faculty

facbookpicsNext time you are in the library, stop by our new display of selected works written by our very own pioneers of knowledge.

The display is located in the stand alone shelf in the Main Reading Room.  Resources will be periodically switched out.

Check out a book written by your favorite professor today!