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Coetzee, J. M. 1940-

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Disgrace by J. M Coetzee( Book )

336 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 30 languages and held by 5,506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"David Lurie, middle-aged and twice divorced, is a scholar fallen into disgrace. After years teaching Romantic poetry at the Technical University of Cape Town, he has an impulsive affair with a student. The affair sours; he is denounced and summoned before a committee of inquiry - willing to admit his guilt, but refusing to yield to pressure to repent publicly, he resigns and retreats to an isolated smallholding owned by his daughter Lucy." "For a time, his daughter's influence and the natural rhythms of the farm promise to harmonise his discordant life. He helps with the dogs in the kennels, takes produce to market, and assists with treating injured animals at a nearby refuge." "But the balance of power in the country is shifting. He and Lucy become victims of a savage and disturbing attack which brings into relief all the faultlines in their relationship."--Jacket
Life & times of Michael K by J. M Coetzee( Book )

203 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in 24 languages and held by 3,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In South Africa, whose civil administration is collapsing under the pressure of years of civil strife, an obscure young gardener named Michael K decides to take his mother on a long march away from the guns towards a new life in the abandoned countryside. Everywhere he goes however, the war follows him. Tracked down and locked up as a collaborator with the rural guerrillas, he embarks on a fast that angers, baffles, and finally awes his captors. The story of Michael K is the story of a man caught up in a war beyond his understanding, but determined to live his life, however minimally, on his own terms
Waiting for the barbarians by J. M Coetzee( Book )

214 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 21 languages and held by 3,351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allegory of the war between oppressor and oppressed
Elizabeth Costello by J. M Coetzee( Book )

116 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 19 languages and held by 2,952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth Costello is a distinguished and aging Australian novelist whose life is revealed through a series of eight formal addresses. From an award-acceptance speech at a New England liberal arts college to a lecture on evil in Amsterdam and a sexually charged reading by the poet Robert Duncan, the author draws the reader toward its astonishing conclusion. The novel is, on its surface, the story of a woman's life as mother, sister, lover, and writer. Yet it is also a profound and haunting meditation on the nature of storytelling
Slow man by J. M Coetzee( Book )

122 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 21 languages and held by 2,907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When photographer Paul Rayment loses his leg in a bicycle accident, his solitary life is irrevocably changed. Stubbornly refusing a prosthesis, Paul returns to his bachelor's apartment in Adelaide, uncomfortable with his new dependency on others. He is given to bouts of hopelessness as he looks back on his sixty years of life, but his spirits rise when he finds himself falling in love with Marijana, his practical, down-to-earth Croatian nurse ... As Paul contemplates how to win her heart, he is visited by the mysterious writer Elizabeth Costello, who challenges Paul to take an active role in his own life"--Jacket
Diary of a bad year by J. M Coetzee( Book )

94 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 2,733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the center of the book is Senor C, an aging author who has been asked to write his thoughts on the state of the world by his German publisher. These thoughts, called "Strong Opinions," address a wide range of subjects and include a scathing indictment of George W. Bush, Dick Chaney, and Tony Blair, as well as a witheringly honest examination of everything from Machiavelli and the current state of the university to music, literature, and intelligent design, offering unexpected perceptions and insightful arguments along the way
Age of Iron by J. M Coetzee( Book )

120 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 2,443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mrs. Cullen, the narrator in this novel, is an elderly white woman dying of cancer in a country afflicted with its own mortal sickness
Summertime : fiction by J. M Coetzee( Book )

83 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 13 languages and held by 2,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this autobiographical novel, a young English biographer is researching a book about the late South African writer John Coetzee, focusing on Coetzee in his thirties, at a time when he was living in a rundown cottage in the Cape Town suburbs with his widowed father--a time, the biographer is convinced, when Coetzee was finding himself as a writer
The master of Petersburg by J. M Coetzee( Book )

128 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in 18 languages and held by 1,877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The acclaimed author of Waiting for the Barbarians and Life & Times of Michael K enters the world and mind of Fyodor Dostoevsky. Set in 1869, when Dostoevsky was summoned from Germany back to St. Petersburg by the sudden death of his stepson, this book is at once a compelling mystery and a brilliant and courageous meditation on authority and rebellion, art and imagination
In the heart of the country by J. M Coetzee( Book )

149 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 1,849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman living on a remote South African farm describes her loneliness and bitter anger
The lives of animals by J. M Coetzee( Book )

57 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The idea of human cruelty to animals so consumes novelist Elizabeth Costello in her later years that she can no longer look another person in the eye: humans, especially meat-eating ones, seem to her to be conspirators in a crime of stupefying magnitude taking place on farms and in slaughterhouses, factories, and laboratories across the world. Here the internationally renowned writer J.M. Coetzee uses fiction to present a powerfully moving discussion of animal rights in all their complexity. He draws us into Elizabeth Costello's own sense of mortality, her compassion for animals, and her alienation from humans, even from her own family. In his fable, presented as a Tanner Lecture sponsored by the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University, Coetzee immerses us in a drama reflecting the real-life situation at hand: a writer delivering a lecture on an emotionally charged issue at a prestigious university. As in the story of Elizabeth Costello, the Tanner Lecture is followed by responses treating the reader to a variety of perspectives, delivered by leading thinkers in different fields
Dusklands by J. M Coetzee( Book )

92 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two distinct narratives tell of an investigation into psychological warfare in Vietnam and an eighteenth-century conflict between Dutch settlers in southern Africa and the native Hottentots
Stranger shores : literary essays, 1986-1999 by J. M Coetzee( Book )

53 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The only author ever to win the Booker Prize twice, J.M. Coetzee is one of the world's greatest novelists. Now his many admirers can have the pleasure of reading his significant body of literary criticism. This volume gathers together for the first time in book form twenty-six pieces on books and writing. Stranger Shores opens with "What Is a Classic?" in which Coetzee explores the answer to his own question - "What does it mean in living terms to say that the classic is what survives?"--By way of T.S. Eliot, Johann Sebastian Bach and Zbigniew Herbert. His subjects range from the great eighteenth- and nineteenth-century writers Daniel Defoe, Samuel Richardson, and Ivan Turgenev to the great German modernists Rilke, Kafka, and Musil to the giants of late-twentieth-century literature, among them Harry Mulisch, Joseph Brodsky, Jorge Luis Borges, Salman Rushdie, Amos Oz, Naguib Mahfouz, Nadine Gordimer, and Doris Lessing."--Jacket
Inner workings : literary essays, 2000-2005 by J. M Coetzee( Book )

49 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new collection of essays and literary criticism from the Nobel Prize winner. In addition to being one of the most acclaimed and accomplished fiction writers in the world, Coetzee is also a literary critic of the highest caliber. As Derek Attridge observes in his introduction, reading Coetzee's nonfiction offers one the opportunity to see "how an author at the forefront of his profession engages with his peers, not as a critic from the outside, but as one who works with the same raw materials." In this collection of twenty recent pieces, Coetzee examines the work of some of the twentieth century's greatest writers. Insightful, challenging, yet accessible, these essays demonstrate Coetzee's sharp eye and unwavering critical acumen and will be of interest to his fans as well as to all readers of international literature.--From publisher description
Giving offense : essays on censorship by J. M Coetzee( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Osip Mandelstam commanded to compose an ode in praise of Stalin, to Breyten Breytenbach writing poems under and for the eyes of his prison guards, to Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn engaging in a trial of wits with the organs of the Soviet state, Giving Offense focuses on the ways authors have historically responded to censorship. It also analyzes the arguments of Catharine MacKinnon for the suppression of pornography and traces the operations of the old South African censorship system. Finally, Coetzee delves into the early history of apartheid and critizes the blankness of contemporary political science in its efforts to address the deeper motives behind apartheid
White writing : on the culture of letters in South Africa by J. M Coetzee( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Land apart : a contemporary South African reader( Book )

19 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verhalen over Zuid Afrika van zwarte en blanke auteurs
Boyhood : scenes from provincial life by J. M Coetzee( Book )

107 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 18 languages and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here for the first time in one volume is JM Coetzee's majestic trilogy of fictionalised memoir, Boyhood, Youth and Summertime
Foe by W. Somerset Maugham( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Susan Barton naufraga in un'isola abitata solo da un uomo enigmatico, Cruso, e dal suo servitore, Venerdì. Del loro passato, Susan riesce a sapere poco o nulla. Cruso le rivela solo che Venerdì è incapace di parlare: qualcuno gli ha mozzato la lingua quand'era ancora bambino, condannandolo a un eterno silenzio. Dopo la morte di Cruso, Susan, salvata e riportata in Inghilterra insieme a Venerdì ha un unico desiderio: che uno scrittore, Foe, racconti dell'isola, di lei, di Cruso e, soprattutto, dia voce al silenzio di Venerdì che, giorno dopo giorno, si fa insopportabile. Coetzee reinventa la vicenda di Robinson Crusoe, puntando lo sguardo sulla seduzione e la tirannia del narratore
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Alternative Names
Coetzee, J. M.

Coetzee, J.M. 1940-

Coetzee, J. M. (John M.), 1940-

Coetzee, J. M. (John Maxwell), 1940-

Coetzee, J. M. (John Michael), 1940-

Coetzee, Jean M. 1940-

Coetzee, Jean Marie 1940-

Coetzee, John 1940-

Coetzee, John M.

Coetzee, John M. 1940-

Coetzee, John Marie 1940-

Coetzee , John Maxwell

Coetzee, John Maxwell 1940-

Coetzee John Michael 1940-....

Coetzee, John Mortimer

Con Maksvell Kutzee

Džon Maksvel Kuci

Džons Maksvels Kutzē

Iohannes Maxwell Coetzee

J. M. Coetzee naipasngay ti Abagatan nga Aprika nga Australiano a mannurat

J. M. Coetzee romancier et professeur en littérature sud-africain

J. M. Coetzee südafrikanischer Schriftsteller


John M. Coetzee

John Maxwell Coetzee

John Maxwell Coetzee escritor surafricano, gañador do Premio Nobel de Literatura en 2003

John Maxwell Coetzee naipasngay ti Abagatan nga Aprika nga Australiano a mannurat

John Maxwell Coetzee południowoafrykański pisarz, noblista

John Maxwell Coetzee scrittore e saggista sudafricano

John Maxwell Coetzee Zuid-Afrikaans schrijver

Koutsi, Dž. M. 1940-

Kuci, Dž. M.

Kutzē, Dž. M. 1940-

Kutzē, Dž. M. (Džons Maksvels), 1940-

Kutzē, Džons Maksvels 1940-

Ḳuṭze, Gʾ. M. 1940-

Kutzee, Dzh. M. 1940-

Kutzee, Dzhon Maksvell 1940-

Kutzee, Dzjon Maksvell, 1940-

Kūtzī, Ǧ.M. 1940-

Ḳuṭzi, J. M. 1940-

Qôṭzî, Ǧ. M. 1940-

Quṭzî, Ǧ. M. 1940-

Τζον Μάξγουελ Κούτσι

Джон Максвел Кутзее

Джон Максвелл Кутзее

Джон Максвелл Кутси южноафриканский писатель

Джон Максвэл Кутзэе

Джон Максуел Кутси

Жон Максвелл Күтсий

Кутзее Д. М. 1940-

Кутзее, Дж. М 1940-

Кутзее, Джон Максвелл

Кутзее, Джон Максвелл 1940-

Кутси Д. М. 1940-

Кутси, Джон Максвелл южноафриканский писатель

Куцие Д. М. 1940-

Џон Максвел Куци

Ջոն Մաքսվելլ Կուտզե

ג'ון מקסוול קוטזי

קוטזי, ג׳. מ 1940־

קוטזי, ג'ון מקסול 1940-

ج. م. كوتزي، 1940-

جان ماکسول کوتسی

جان میکسویل کوٹزی

جون ماكسويل كويتزي

جے ایم کوئٹزی

كويتزى، ج. م.، 1940-

जाह्न माक्सवेल कोएट्ज़ी

জে. এম. কয়েৎজে

জন ম্যাক্সওয়েল কুতসি

ਜੇ ਐਮ ਕੋਇਟਜ਼ੀ

ஜே. எம். கோட்ஸி

ജെ.എം. കൂറ്റ്സി

จอห์น แมกซ์เวล คูตซี

존 맥스웰 쿳시

쿳시, J. M. 1940-

쿳시, 존 1940-

クッツェー, J. M.

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