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Oct 28, 1982
| ISBN 9780140062281
May 30, 2017
| ISBN 9781524705527
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Oct 28, 1982 | ISBN 9780140062281
May 30, 2017 | ISBN 9781524705527
A story told in prose as feverishly rich as William Faulkner’s, In the Heart of the Country is a work of irresistable power. J.M. Coetzee’s latest novel, The Schooldays of Jesus, is now available from Viking. Late Essays: 2006-2016 will be available January 2018. On a remote farm in South Africa, the protagonist of J. M. Coetzee’s fierce and passionate novel watches the life from which she has been excluded. Ignored by her callous father, scorned and feared by his servants, she is a bitterly intelligent woman whose outward meekness disguises a desperate resolve not to become “one of the forgotten ones of history.” When her father takes an African mistress, that resolve precipitates an act of vengeance that suggests a chemical reaction between the colonizer and the colonized—and between European yearnings and the vastness and solitude of Africa. With vast assurance and an unerring eye, J. M. Coetzee has turned the family romance into a mirror of the colonial experience.
Born in Cape Town, South Africa, on February 9, 1940, J. M. Coetzee studied first at Cape Town and later at the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned a PhD degree in literature. In 1972, he returned to South Africa… More about J. M. Coetzee
“A realistic fable, at once stark, exciting, and economical.” —The New York Times Book Review
Nobel Prize in Literature
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