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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

A biography of Nobel prize-winning author J M Coetzee. It deals in depth with 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...

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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 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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Travelling Texts: J. M. Coetzee and Other Writers
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Travelling Texts: J. M. Coetzee and Other Writers

Bozena Kucala, Robert Kusek

Offers a collection of essays on mutual influences and inspirations between authors, with a special focus on J M Coetzee. Bringing together a group of international scholars, this book offers a range of perspectives on how...

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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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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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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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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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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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A Posthumous Confession
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A Posthumous Confession

Marcellus Emants, J M Coetzee

Termeer, the narrator of A Posthumous Confession, is a twisted man and a troubled one. The emotionally stunted son of a cold, forbidding, and hypocritical father, Termeer has only succeeded in living up to his parents' low...

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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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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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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 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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A Universe of (Hi)Stories: Essays on J M. Coetzee
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A Universe of (Hi)Stories: Essays on J M. Coetzee

Liliana Sikorska, Jacek Fisiak

This book contains papers written by international scholars concerned with the works by the Nobel Prize winner J.M. Coetzee. The papers cover a wide range of topics from the introduction to South African English literature through...

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J.M. Coetzee and the Limits of Cosmopolitanism
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J.M. Coetzee and the Limits of Cosmopolitanism

Katherine Hallemeier

Drawing on postcolonial and gender studies, as well as affect theory, the book interrogates cosmopolitan philosophies. Through analysis of J.M. Coetzee's later fiction, Hallemeier invites the re-imagining of cosmopolitanism,...

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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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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

First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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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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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 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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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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Countries of the Mind: The Fiction of J. M. Coetzee
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Countries of the Mind: The 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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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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 Read reviewThe 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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The Expedition to the Baobab Tree: A Novel
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The Expedition to the Baobab Tree: A Novel

J. M. Coetzee, Wilma Stockenstrom

A truly remarkable contribution, both for the lyrical quality of its prose and for its boldly imaginative theme. World Literature Today

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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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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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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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La Infancia de Jesus
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La Infancia de Jesus

J M Coetzee

Tras cruzar el oceano, un hombre y un nino llegan a un nuevo pais donde se les asigna nombre y edad, y se les anima a olvidar su pasado. Extranos en una tierra extrana, aprenden espanol, el idioma del lugar, mientras aguardan a...

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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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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 something...

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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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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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Boyhood: A Memoir
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Boyhood: A Memoir

J. M. Coetzee

A first volume of memoirs, revisiting the South Africa of half a century ago, of a boy growing up in a small country town with a father he could not respect and a mother he adored. Coetzee evokes the tensions, delights and...

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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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The Life and Times of Michael K
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The Life and Times of Michael K

J. M. Coetzee

First published in 1983 and winner of the Booker Prize. Set in a turbulent South Africa, a young gardener decides to take his mother away from the violence towards a new life in the abandoned countryside, but finds that war...

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Waiting for the Barbarians
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Waiting for the Barbarians

J. M. Coetzee

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.

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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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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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