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Elizabeth Costello

Author: J M Coetzee
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J M Coetzee
ISBN: 0142004812 9780142004814 0670031305 9780670031306
OCLC Number: 57399978
Description: 231 pages ; 20 cm
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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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.

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