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Late Essays by J. M. Coetzee

Late Essays

Late Essays by J. M. Coetzee
Jan 02, 2018 | 304 Pages
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“Coetzee is as perspicacious and erudite a guide as on could hope for. His biographical sketches of the life and times of the authors he addresses are excellent, concretely informative while also marbled with interesting tidbits . . . What can’t be found anywhere else, where Coetzee is unparalleled, is his ability to capture the psychology of individual characters, to lay bare the inner working of their minds, and in doing so bring to light the source of their enduring interest to readers.”—New York Times Book Review

“Coetzee’s many strong and provocative essays, along with the clarity of his writing and the literary biographies he weaves into his analyses, make this in general a worthwhile work of literary criticism.”—Publishers Weekly

“Coetzee again demonstrates his range and precision as a literary critic and his gift for rendering challenging material accessible.”—Booklist (starred)

“As pages turn, one becomes increasingly drawn in by Coetzee’s insights–subtly interconnected, ever elucidating.”—BookPage

“Nobel and Booker Prize winner Coetzee (The Schooldays of Jesus, 2017, etc.) offers another collection of reflective and erudite essays on a variety of poets and novelists . . . Thought-provoking essays that offer more than mere opinion, as the author plumbs the writers’ philosophical and psychological depths.”—Kirkus Review

Praise for J. M. Coetzee

‟Coetzee is that rare breed, an academic who is also a world-class writer, and this latest collection is informed as much by the novelist’s keen eye as it is by the theorists obsessions.” —The New York Times Book Review

‟[Coetzee] is probably the only Nobel laureate to write so extensively about his peers . . . and he is happily unrestrained by mere collegiality.” —New York Sun

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