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The Death of Jesus

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The Death of Jesus by J. M. Coetzee
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May 26, 2020 | ISBN 9781984880901

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Praise for The Death of Jesus:

“[A] thoughtful, clear-eyed final installment . . . Like in previous volumes, Coetzee’s simple, clean prose is guided by philosophical questions, and Simon’s humanistic reflections provide a thrilling contrast to David’s bumpy journey of faith and acceptance of his mortality. This is an ambitious and satisfying conclusion.” —Publishers Weekly

“Anything J.M. Coetzee writes deserves our full attention . . . The Death of Jesus is full of truth, irreducible, tearfully moving to read.” —Evening Standard (UK)

“Concludes the trilogy with force and heart . . . if The Death of Jesus strikes you in the right place,then you will read its cool, dry final sentences—as I did—with tears in your eyes.” —The Times (UK)

The Death of Jesus is a necessary read, casting a strange new light on one of the world’s greatest and most elusive novelists.” —Financial Times 

“Any new novel from Coetzee commands respect, and the final part of the trilogy is no exception . . . The Death of Jesus constantly challenges what we believe and why.” —Mail on Sunday

The Death of Jesus is fiction of an order that dazzles the mind and leaves the heart questing and reaching out for the power and profundity of what is at some remote level a restatement, even if it is a bewildering one, of what we traditionally think of as the greatest story ever told.” —The Sydney Morning Herald

“Beautiful and strange:  a sort of  symbolist poem in prose . . . contains truths unsullied by the passage of time.” —The Weekend Australian

“Though a veritable house of interpretative mirrors, as many of Coetzee’s novels are, this one points readers to a less cerebral, more visceral intimacy with the losses it contemplates.” —Booklist (starred)

Praise for The Schooldays of Jesus:
“Rich, dense, often amusing, and above all, full of inner tension and suspense.” —The New York Times Book Review
“There’s no denying the haunting quality of Coetzee’s measured prose, his ability to suspend ordinary events in a world just a few degrees away from our own.” —The Washington Post

Praise for The Childhood of Jesus:

“[The Childhood of Jesus] plunges us at once into a mysterious and dreamlike terrain….A Kafka-inspired parable of the quest for meaning itself.” —Joyce Carol Oates, The New York Times Book Review (front page)

“[A book] of profound and painful humanity, preoccupied with some of the most essential questions about what it means to be a parent and what happens when noble principles are confronted with the grubby details of everyday life.” —Patrick Flanery, The Washington Post

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