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Elizabeth Costello

Author: J M Coetzee
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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[In this novel, the author] has crafted an unusual and deeply affecting tale. Elizabeth Costello is a distinguished and aging Australian novelist whose life is revealed through an ingenious 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: J M Coetzee
OCLC Number: 54356323
Notes: Originally published: New York : Viking, c2003. 1st American ed.
Description: 1 sound disc : digital, mono. ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Realism --
Novel in Africa --
Lives of animals, the philosophers and the animals --
Lives of animals, the poets and the animals --
Humanities in Africa --
Problem of evil --
Eros --
At the gate --
Letter of Elizabeth, lady Chandos.
Responsibility: J.M. Coetzee.

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[In this novel, the author] has crafted an unusual and deeply affecting tale. Elizabeth Costello is a distinguished and aging Australian novelist whose life is revealed through an ingenious 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 inexorably toward its astonishing conclusion. Vividly imagined and masterfully wrought in his unerring prose, [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 ...-Dust jacket.

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