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Boyhood : scenes from provincial life

Author: J M Coetzee
Publisher: London : Vintage, 1998, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A first volume of memoirs, revisiting the South Africa of half a century ago, of a boy growing up in a small country town with a father he could not respect and a mother he adored. Coetzee evokes the tensions, delights and terrors of childhood, in a world of unexplained rules he knew he must obey.
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Genre/Form: Belletristische Darstellung
Biography
Biographies
Named Person: J M Coetzee; Coetzee, J. M. <1940-> - (John Michael) - Enfance et jeunesse.; J M Coetzee; J M Coetzee
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J M Coetzee
ISBN: 0099268272 9780099268277 0099273691 9780099273691
OCLC Number: 39713641
Notes: Originally published: London : Secker & Warburg, 1997.
Awards: Shortlisted for South African Booksellers' Choice Award 1998.
Description: 166 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: J.M. Coetzee.

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