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Jun 01, 1985
| ISBN 9780140241778
Aug 01, 2017
| ISBN 9781524705558
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Jun 01, 1985 | ISBN 9780140241778
Aug 01, 2017 | ISBN 9781524705558
“J.M. Coetzee’s vision goes to the nerve center of being.”—Nadine GordimerJ.M. Coetzee’s latest novel, The Schooldays of Jesus, is now available from Viking. Late Essays: 2006-2017 will be available January 2018. 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.
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
“Intense, clear and powerful. The promise, so brilliantly fulfilled in his later work, is clear in this earliest novel.” —Daily Telegraph
Nobel Prize in Literature
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