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Author: Jane Poyner; Ebrary, Inc.
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England [u.a.] : Ashgate, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Computer file : English : [Online-Ausg.]

Offers an account of J M Coetzee's literary career. From "Dusklands" to "Disgrace" and from "Waiting for the Barbarians" to "Elizabeth Costello", this work traces how Coetzee rehearses and revises  Read more...


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Document Type: Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Poyner; Ebrary, Inc.
ISBN: 9780754654629 0754654621
OCLC Number: 740783563
Reproduction Notes: Online-Ausg. Palo Alto, Calif. ebrary, 2010. online-Ressource.
Description: 204 p.
Contents: Contents: Introduction: positioning the writer; 'Father makes merry with children': madness and mythology in Dusklands; Refusing to 'yield to the spectre of reason': the madwoman in the attic in In the Heart of the Country; Madness and civilization in Waiting for the Barbarians; Cultivating the margins in the trial of Michael K: 'strategies in the service of skepticism'; Bodying forth the other: Friday and the 'discursive situation' in Foe; Writing in the face of death: 'false etymologies' and 'home truths' in the Age of Iron; Evading the censor/censoring the self in The Master of Petersburg; Truth and reconciliation in Disgrace; Coetzee's acts of genre in the later works: truth-telling, fiction and the public intellectual; Works cited; Index.
Responsibility: Jane Poyner.


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'Poyner's formulation and elaboration of the paradox of postcolonial authorship is compelling in Coetzee's case, and likely to prove a widely applicable paradigm for the study of other literatures Read more...

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