“J.M. Coetzee’s vision goes to the nerve center of being.”—Nadine Gordimer
J.M. Coetzee’s latest novel, The Schooldays of Jesus, will soon be available from Viking
A shattering pair of novellas in the tradition of Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, Dusklands probes the links between the powerful and the powerless. “Vietnam Project” is narrated by a researcher investigating the effectiveness of United States propaganda and psychological warfare in Vietnam. The question of power is also explored in “The Narrative of Jacobus Coetzee,” the story of an eighteenth-century Boer frontiersman who vows revenge on the Hottentot natives because they have failed to treat him with the respect that he thinks a white man deserves.
With striking intensity, J. M. Coetzee penetrates the twilight land of obsession, charting the nature on colonization as it seeks, in 1970 as in 1760, to absorb the wilds into the Western dusklands.
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“Intense, clear and powerful. The promise, so brilliantly fulfilled in his later work, is clear in this earliest novel.” —Daily Telegraph
About J. M. Coetzee
Born in Cape Town, South Africa, on February 9, 1940, John Maxwell Coetzee studied first at Cape Town and later at the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned a Ph.D. degree in literature. In 1972 he returned to… More about J. M. Coetzee
Published by Penguin Books Jun 01, 1985| 144 Pages| 5-1/16 x 7-3/4| ISBN 9780140241778