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 Special price Read reviewJ M Coetzee: A Life in Writing
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J M Coetzee: A Life in Writing

J. C. Kannemeyer

Deals with J M Coetzee's origins, early years, and first writings; his British interlude from 1962-65; his time in America from 1965-71; his 30 years back in South Africa, when he achieved international recognition and won the...

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J.M. Coetzee the Nobel Lecture in Literature, 2003
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J.M. Coetzee the Nobel Lecture in Literature, 2003

Professor of General Literature J M Coetzee (University of Cape Town)

The acceptance speech delivered by the winner of the 2003 Noble Prize for Literature, and the enigmatic short story He and His Man which Coetzee recited during his speech, are brought together in this volume.

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J. M. Coetzee: Countervoices
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J. M. Coetzee: Countervoices

Carrol Clarkson

Clarkson pays sustained attention to the dynamic interaction between Coetzee's fiction and critical writing, exploring the Nobel prize-winner's participation in, and contribution to, contemporary literary-philosophical debates....

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J. M. Coetzee
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J. M. Coetzee

Dominic Head

Examines Coetzee's distinctive contribution to twentieth-century fiction, and to the definition of postmodernism and postcolonialism.

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J. M. Coetzee
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J. M. Coetzee

Dominic Head

Examines Coetzee's distinctive contribution to twentieth-century fiction, and to the definition of postmodernism and postcolonialism.

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J.M. Coetzee
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J.M. Coetzee

Kossew

G. K. Hall's three series of critical essays give comprehensive coverage of major authors worldwide and throughout history. The full range of literary traditions and schools is represented. Each new volume is carefully conceived...

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Acts of Visitation: The Narrative of J.M. Coetzee
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Acts of Visitation: The Narrative of J.M. Coetzee

Maria J. Lopez

This study traces, in J.M. Coetzee's fictional and non-fictional production, an imaginative and intellectual masterplot deriving from Coetzee's perception of European presence in (South) Africa as having its origin in an act of...

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Literary Spaces in the Selected Works of J. M. Coetzee
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Literary Spaces in the Selected Works of J. M. Coetzee

Katarzyna Karwowska

Examines the processes governing the construction of literary spaces in the selected works of J M Coetzee, focusing in particular on the writer's subversive and destructive treatment of traditional modes of representation which...

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J.M. Coetzee and the Politics of Style
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J.M. Coetzee and the Politics of Style

Jarad Zimbler

This is the first book-length study of the distinctive style of J. M. Coetzee's early and middle fictions.

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J. M. Coetzee: Countervoices
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J. M. Coetzee: Countervoices

Carrol Clarkson

Clarkson pays sustained attention to the dynamic interaction between Coetzee's fiction and his critical writing, exploring the Nobel prize-winner's participation in, and contribution to, contemporary literary-philosophical...

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A Companion to the Works of J. M. Coetzee
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A Companion to the Works of J. M. Coetzee

Tim Mehigan

New essays providing critical views of Coetzee's major works for the scholar and the general reader.

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The Cambridge Introduction to J. M. Coetzee
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The Cambridge Introduction to J. M. Coetzee

Dominic Head

An overview for students and readers of the work, career and international context of the author of Disgrace.

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The Politics of Humiliation in the Novels of J.M. Coetzee
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The Politics of Humiliation in the Novels of J.M. Coetzee

Hania A. M. Nashef

Examines what JM Coetzee's novels portray as the circumstances that contribute to the humiliation of the individual - namely the abuse of language, master and slave interplay, aging and senseless waiting - and how these conditions...

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J. M. Coetzee in Context and Theory
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J. M. Coetzee in Context and Theory

Elleke Boehmer, Katy Iddiols, Robert Eaglestone

Drawing on a range of theoretical ideas and approaches, this book illuminates Coetzee's texts including: deconstruction and the 'school of singularity', ethics and power, gender studies, queer theory, issues surrounding the body...

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A Posthumous Confession
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A Posthumous Confession

Marcellus Emants, J M Coetzee

"A Posthumous Confession "is narrated by Termeer, a deeply
frustrated man who persuades himself that only in murder can he
find ultimate satisfaction. Emotionally stunted, thanks to his
upbringing by forbidding and condemning...

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Countries of the Mind: Fiction of J.M. Coetzee
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Countries of the Mind: Fiction of J.M. Coetzee

Dick Penner

Since the publication of his first novel in 1974, J. M. Coetzee has attained a reputation as one of the world's most respected novelists. The demand for his works is related to the world's interest in the politics, literature,...

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The Ethics of Exile: Colonialism in the Fictions of Charles Brockden Brown and J. M. Coetzee
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The Ethics of Exile: Colonialism in the Fictions of Charles Brockden Brown and J. M. Coetzee

Timothy F. Strode

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Between Illusionism and Anti-Illusionism: Self-Reflexivity in the Chosen Novels of J. M. Coetzee
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Between Illusionism and Anti-Illusionism: Self-Reflexivity in the Chosen Novels of J. M. Coetzee

Marek Pawlicki

Takes as its premise J M Coetzee's distinction between illusionism and anti-illusionism : the realist and the self-reflexive traditions in prose fiction. This study aims to demonstrate that these two traditions are not opposed,...

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J. M. Coetzee and the Idea of the Public Intellectual
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J. M. Coetzee and the Idea of the Public Intellectual

Jane Poyner

Taking the author's ethical writing as its theme, this volume is an addition to understanding J M Coetzee's fiction and critical thinking. It explores Coetzee's roles as a South African intellectual and a novelist; his stance on...

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J. M. Coetzee and Ethics: Philosophical Perspectives on Literature
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J. M. Coetzee and Ethics: Philosophical Perspectives on Literature

Anton Leist, Peter Singer

In 2003, South African writer J. M. Coetzee was awarded the
Nobel Prize in Literature for his riveting portrayals of racial
repression, sexual politics, the guises of reason, and the
hypocrisy of human beings toward animals and...

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J. M. Coetzee and the Idea of the Public Intellectual
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J. M. Coetzee and the Idea of the Public Intellectual

Jane Poyner

Taking the author's ethical writing as its theme, this volume is an addition to understanding J M Coetzee's fiction and critical thinking. It explores Coetzee's roles as a South African intellectual and a novelist; his stance on...

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A Companion to the Works of J. M. Coetzee
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A Companion to the Works of J. M. Coetzee

Tim Mehigan

New essays providing critical views of Coetzee's major works for the scholar and the general reader.

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Strong Opinions: J.M. Coetzee and the Authority of Contemporary Fiction
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Strong Opinions: J.M. Coetzee and the Authority of Contemporary Fiction

Chris Danta, Sue Kossew, Julian Murphet

Shows how Coetzee makes us reconsider certain basic formal and existential questions such as the nature of literary realism and the authority of the author.

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Three Stories
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Three Stories

J. M. Coetzee

Three Stories - 'His Man and He' (written as Coetzee's acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize for Literature), 'A House in Spain' and 'Nietverloren' - is the work of a master at his peak. These are stories that embody the essence...

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J.M. Coetzee and the Paradox of Postcolonial Authorship
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J.M. Coetzee and the Paradox of Postcolonial Authorship

Jane Poyner

Offers an account of J M Coetzee's literary career. From Dusklands to Disgrace and from Waiting for the Barbarians to Elizabeth Costello , this work traces how Coetzee rehearses and revises his understanding of the ethics...

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Three Sons: Franz Kafka and the Fiction of J. M. Coetzee, Philip Roth, and W. G. Sebald
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Three Sons: Franz Kafka and the Fiction of J. M. Coetzee, Philip Roth, and W. G. Sebald

Daniel Medin, Marjorie Perloff, Rainer Rumold

Franz Kafka was a self-conscious writer whose texts were highly if mysteriously autobiographical. Three giants of contemporary fiction - J M Coetzee, Philip Roth, and W G Sebald - have acknowledged their debt to the work of Kafka....

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The Wounded Animal: J. M. Coetzee and the Difficulty of Reality in Literature and Philosophy
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The Wounded Animal: J. M. Coetzee and the Difficulty of Reality in Literature and Philosophy

Stephen Mulhall

Examines JM Coetzee's writings about Elizabeth Costello, and the ways in which philosophers have responded to them. This book considers the relations among reason, language, and the imagination, as well as more specific ethical...

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Open Secrets: Literature, Education, and Authority from J-J. Rousseau to J.M. Coetzee
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Open Secrets: Literature, Education, and Authority from J-J. Rousseau to J.M. Coetzee

Michael Bell

This study reflects on contemporary humanistic pedagogy by exploring the limits of the teachable. Revisiting the Bildungsroman, it studies the pedagogical relationship from the point of view of the mentor rather than of the young...

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J.M. Coetzee and the Novel: Writing and Politics After Beckett
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J.M. Coetzee and the Novel: Writing and Politics After Beckett

Patrick Hayes

This book argues that the significance of Coetzee's complex and finely-nuanced fiction lies in the acuity with which it both explores and develops the tradition of the novel - ranging from Cervantes, Defoe, and Richardson, to...

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Secretary of the Invisible: The Idea of Hospitality in the Fiction of J.M. Coetzee
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Secretary of the Invisible: The Idea of Hospitality in the Fiction of J.M. Coetzee

Mike Marais

How do individuals, who are part of a community, respond to the stranger as a stranger: i.e. without simply positioning this outsider in opposition to the community in which they are located? How may individuals receive...

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The Childhood Of Jesus
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The Childhood Of Jesus

J. M. Coetzee

The Childhood of Jesus is not like any other novel you have read. This beautiful and surprising fable is about childhood, about destiny, about being an outsider. It is a novel about the riddle of experience itself.

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Postcolonial Narrative and the Work of Mourning: J.M. Coetzee, Wilson Harris, and Toni Morrison
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Postcolonial Narrative and the Work of Mourning: J.M. Coetzee, Wilson Harris, and Toni Morrison

Sam Durrant

Compares the ways in which the novels of J.M.Coetzee, Wilson Harris, and Toni Morrison memorialize the traumatic histories of racial oppression that continue to haunt our postcolonial era.

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The Childhood of Jesus

J. M. Coetzee

The Childhood of Jesus is not like any other novel you have read. This beautiful and surprising fable is about childhood, about destiny, about being an outsider. It is a novel about the riddle of experience itself.

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Here and Now: Letters
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Here and Now: Letters

J. M. Coetzee

Offers an epistolary dialogue between two great writers who became great friends. This book includes letters that touched on nearly every subject, from sports to fatherhood, film festivals to incest, philosophy to politics, from...

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Strong Opinions: J. M. Coetzee and the Authority of Contemporary Fiction
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Strong Opinions: J. M. Coetzee and the Authority of Contemporary Fiction

Sue Kossew, Julian Murphet, Chris Danta, Bill Ashcroft, Elleke Boehmer

A collection of essays on Coetzee that examines how his novels create and unsettle literary authority. It shows how Coetzee provokes us into reconsidering certain basic formal and existential questions such as the nature of...

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J. M. Coetzee and Ethics: Philosophical Perspectives on Literature
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J. M. Coetzee and Ethics: Philosophical Perspectives on Literature

Anton Leist, Peter Singer

Tackling Coetzee's extensive and extraordinary corpus and paying particular attention to the author's representation of the human-animal relationship, Anton Leist and Peter Singer deeply explore Coetzee's impact on ethical theory...

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Cosmopolitan Fictions: Ethics, Politics, and Global Change in the Works of Kazuo Ishiguro, Michael Ondaatje, Jamaica Kincaid, and J. M. Coetzee
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Cosmopolitan Fictions: Ethics, Politics, and Global Change in the Works of Kazuo Ishiguro, Michael Ondaatje, Jamaica Kincaid, and J. M. Coetzee

Katherine Stanton

Participating in the reframing of literary studies, this book identifies, as cosmopolitan fiction , a genre of global literature that investigates the ethics and politics of complex and multiple belonging.

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Slow Man
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Slow Man

J M Coetzee

Paul Rayment is on the threshold of a comfortable old age when a calamitous cycling accident results in the amputation of a leg. Humiliated, his body truncated, his life circumscribed, he turns away from his friends. He hires a...

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Waiting For The Barbarians
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Waiting For The Barbarians

Coetzee J M

For decades the Magistrate has run the affairs of a tiny
frontier settlement, ignoring the impending war between the
barbarians and the Empire, whose servant he is. But when the
interrogation experts arrive, he is jolted into...

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Dusklands
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Dusklands

J. M. Coetzee

This work contains two novellas. In the first, a specialist in psychological warfare is driven to murderous action by the stresses of a macabre project to win the Vietnam War, and in the second, a megalomaniac Boer frontiersman...

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Diary of a Bad Year
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Diary of a Bad Year

J. M. Coetzee

A unique insight into the role of the fiction writer in society. A beautiful book, made up of the most ordinary things in the world, and makes them into a thing of music and magic.

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Elizabeth Costello
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Elizabeth Costello

J. M. Coetzee

Elizabeth Costello is an Australian writer of international renown; she is feted, studied, honoured. Famous principally for an early novel that established her reputation and from which it seems, she will never escape, she has...

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Summertime

J. M. Coetzee

A rich, funny, and deeply affecting autobiographical novel from one of the world's greatest living writers.

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Scenes from Provincial Life
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Scenes from Provincial Life

J. M. Coetzee

Set in a small town in the South Africa of the 1940s, this title lets us meet a young boy who, at home, is ill at ease with his father and stifled by his mother's unconditional love. At school he passes every test that is set for...

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Diary of a Bad Year
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Diary of a Bad Year

J. M. Coetzee, Peter Goldsworthy

A unique insight into the role of the fiction writer in society. A beautiful book, made up of the most ordinary things in the world, and makes them into a thing of music and magic.

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In the Heart of the Country
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In the Heart of the Country

J. M. Coetzee

A novel set in colonial South Africa, where a lonely sheepfarmer makes a bid for private salvation in the arms of a black concubine, while his daughter dreams of and executes a bloody revenge. From the author of DUSKLANDS and...

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The Master of Petersburg
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The Master of Petersburg

J. M. Coetzee

The great Russian novelist Dostoevsky, obsessed with discovering whether his stepson's sudden death was murder or suicide, finds himself drawn into the violent revolutionary subculture of 1869 Russia, in a work of fiction that is...

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Dusklands
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Dusklands

J. M. Coetzee

This work contains two novellas. In the first, a specialist in psychological warfare is driven to murderous action by the stresses of a macabre project to win the Vietnam War, and in the second, a megalomaniac Boer frontiersman...

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