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J. M. Coetzee and the Life of Writing

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J. M. Coetzee and the Life of Writing by David Attwell
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Sep 27, 2016 | ISBN 9780143128816

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Praise for J.M. Coetzee and the Life of Writing

“This book will enrich the understanding of those already well-versed in the literature—it requires close reading of Coetzee, and it rewards it.”
Kirkus Reviews

“A thorough…study that will please Coetzee scholars and devotees.”—The Nation

“A profound meditation on what it means to take up writing as a way of life . . . It’s safe to say that few other scholars know as much about Coetzee the man and the author as [Attwell] does.”Los Angeles Review of Books

“An excellent account of the genesis of Coetzee’s fictions.”—London Review of Books

“With exemplary care, clarity and sensitivity David Attwell shows just how illuminating a literary biography can be.”
—Zoë Wicomb, University of Strathclyde

“A fascinating, highly readable and tremendously insightful account of the processes through which some of the greatest novels of our time came into being.”
—Derek Attridge, University of York

“David Attwell’s J.M. Coetzee and the Life of Writing sheds startling new light on the relentless process of making and remaking that has produced the 2003 Nobel Prize-winner’s oeuvre.”
—Elleke Boehmer, University of Oxford

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