J.M. Coetzee

Three Stories

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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Disgrace

Disgrace

J. M. Coetzee

After years teaching Romantic poetry at the Technical University of Cape Town, David Lurie, middle-aged and twice divorced, has an impulsive affair with a student. The affair sours; he is denounced and summoned before a committee...

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 Read reviewSummertime

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

Scenes from Provincial Life

J. M. Coetzee

Interviewees describe an awkward man still living with his father, a man who insists on performing dull manual labour. His family regard him with suspicion and he is dogged by rumours: that he crossed the authorities in America,...

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Foe

Foe

J. M. Coetzee

In the early eighteenth century, Susan Barton finds herself adrift from a mutinous ship and cast ashore on a remote desert island. There she finds shelter with its only other inhabitants: a man named Cruso and his tongueless...

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Age of Iron

Age of Iron

J. M. Coetzee

In Cape Town, South Africa, an elderly classics professor writes a letter to her distant daughter, recounting the strange and disturbing events of her dying days. She has been opposed to the lies and the brutality of apartheid all...

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Youth

Youth

J. M. Coetzee

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

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Boyhood: Scenes from provincial life

Boyhood: Scenes from provincial life

J. M. Coetzee

Revisiting the South Africa of half a century ago, the novelist J.M. Coetzee brings a writer's diagnostic skills to bear on his own past. With a father he could not respect, and a mother he both adored and resented, he picked his...

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Disgrace

Disgrace

J. M. Coetzee

In spectacularly powerful and lucid prose, Coetzee uses all his formidable skills to engage with a post-apartheid culture in unexpected and revealing ways. This examination into the sexual and politcal lawlines of modern South...

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Waiting For The Barbarians

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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Foe

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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Life And Times Of Michael K

Life And Times Of Michael K

J. M. Coetzee

In a South Africa torn by civil war, Michael K sets out to take his mother back to her rural home. Life and Times of Michael K goes to the centre of human experience - the need for an interior, spiritual life, for some connections...

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Dusklands

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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Slow Man

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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