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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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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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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: 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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J.M. Coetzee and the Novel
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J.M. Coetzee and the Novel

Hayes, Patrick

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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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 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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 Read reviewHere and Now
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Here and Now

Auster, Paul;Coetzee, J M, J. M. Coetzee

Result of an epistolary dialogue between two great writers who became great friends. This book offers an intimate and often amusing portrait of these two men as they explore the complexities of the here and now, and reflects two...

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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

This work draws on a wide range of theoretical ideas and approaches to illuminate Coetzee's texts including: deconstruction and the 'school of singularity', ethics and power, gender studies, queer theory, issues surrounding the...

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Three Stories
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Three Stories

Coetzee J. M.

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 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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Youth
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Youth

J. M. Coetzee

A student in 1950s South Africa has long been plotting an escape from his country. Studying mathematics, reading poetry, saving money, he tries to ensure that when he arrives in the real world, he will be prepared to experience...

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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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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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Foe
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Foe

J. M. Coetzee

With electrical intensity of language and insight, J.M. Coetzee reinvents the story of Robinson Crusoe - and in so doing, directs our attention to the seduction and tyranny of storytelling itself. The stories we thought we knew...

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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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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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J.M. Coetzee and the Power of Narrative
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J.M. Coetzee and the Power of Narrative

Gillian Dooley

This book is a consideration of various themes and techniques ranging across famous South African writer J. M. Coetzee's whole oeuvre. It aims to discover the how rather than what or why : where does Coetzee's work derive its...

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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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J. M. Coetzee and the Life of Writing: Face-To-Face with Time
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J. M. Coetzee and the Life of Writing: Face-To-Face with Time

David Attwell (University of York)

A moving, insightful biography of the Nobel Laureate and a study of J. M. Coetzee s work, illuminating the creation of his exceptional novels J. M. Coetzee is one of the world s most intriguing authors. Compelling, razor-sharp,...

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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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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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New Writing from Africa 2009
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New Writing from Africa 2009

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

Whats on the minds of African writers? The South African chapter of PEN International asked this question, and this volume collects the answer they received. More than 800 pieces of new writing were submitted in response to the...

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J.M. Coetzee
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J.M. Coetzee

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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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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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Colonization, Violation and Narration in White South African Writing: Andre Brink, Breyten Breytenbach and J.M.Coetzee
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Colonization, Violation and Narration in White South African Writing: Andre Brink, Breyten Breytenbach and J.M.Coetzee

Rosemary Jane Jolly

Can violence be represented without sensationalistic effects, or, alternatively, without effects that tend to be conservative because they place the reader in a position of superiority over the victim or the perpetrator? This...

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Critical Perspectives on J.M. Coetzee
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Critical Perspectives on J.M. Coetzee

Graham Huggan, Stephen Watson, Nadine Gordimer

These essays on J.M. Coetzee adopt a variety of approaches to his work, taking care to place that work within its wider cultural context. Contributions include essays of more general import, ranging across Coetzee's oeuvre , as...

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J M Coetzee: A Life in Writing

J. C. Kannemeyer, Michiel Heyns

Deals with Coetzee's origins, early years, and first writings. This book corrects many of the misconceptions about Coetzee, and that illuminates the genesis and implications of his novels. It is suitable for everybody concerned...

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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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Brighton Rock
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Brighton Rock

Graham Greene, J. M. Coetzee

A gang war is raging through the dark underworld of Brighton. Seventeen-year-old Pinkie, malign and ruthless, has killed a man. Believing he can escape retribution, he is unprepared for the courageous, life-embracing Ida Arnold....

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Here and Now
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Here and Now

Auster,Paul;Coetzee,J M, J. M. Coetzee

Result of an epistolary dialogue between two great writers who became great friends. This book offers an intimate and often amusing portrait of these two men as they explore the complexities of the here and now, and reflects two...

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Pen and Power: A Post-Colonial Reading of J.M. Coetzee and Andre Brink
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Pen and Power: A Post-Colonial Reading of J.M. Coetzee and Andre Brink

Sue Kossew

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Pen and Power: A Post-Colonial Reading of J.M. Coetzee and Andre Brink
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Pen and Power: A Post-Colonial Reading of J.M. Coetzee and Andre Brink

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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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