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J.M. Coetzee and the paradox of postcolonial authorship

Author: Jane Poyner
Publisher: Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2009.
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Illuminating J.M. Coetzee's preoccupation, from Dusklands to Diary of a Bad Year, with the paradox of postcolonial authorship centering on the authority authorship engenders, Jane Poyner examines Coetzee's line of author-narrators to trace how he rehearses and revises his understanding of intellectual practice at a time of seismic change in South Africa. Her theoretically sophisticated and accessibly written book is  Read more...
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Poyner, Jane.
J.M. Coetzee and the paradox of postcolonial authorship.
Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2009
(DLC) 2009011742
(OCoLC)317623175
Named Person: J M Coetzee; J M Coetzee; J M Coetzee; J M Coetzee
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Poyner
ISBN: 9780754696742 075469674X 0754654621 9780754654629 1282344455 9781282344457
OCLC Number: 500685125
Description: 1 online resource (204 pages)
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Jane Poyner.
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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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