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Stranger shores : literary essays, 1986-1999

Author: J M Coetzee
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2001.
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"The only author ever to win the Booker Prize twice, J. M. Coetzee is one of the world's greatest novelists. Now his many admirers can have the pleasure of reading his significant body of literary criticism. This volume gathers together for the first time in book form twenty-six pieces on books and writing. Stranger Shores opens with "What Is a Classic?" in which Coetzee explores the answer to his own question -  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Coetzee, J. M., 1940-
Stranger shores.
New York : Viking, 2001
(OCoLC)604763243
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J M Coetzee
ISBN: 0670899828 9780670899821
OCLC Number: 47856069
Description: viii, 295 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: What is a classic? : a lecture --
Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe --
Samuel Richardson, Clarissa --
Marcellus Emants, a posthumous confession --
Harry Mulisch, the discovery of heaven --
Cees Nooteboom, novelist and traveler --
William Gass's Rilke --
Translating Kafka --
Robert Musil's diaries --
Josef Skvorecky --
Dostoevsky : the miraculous years --
Essays of Joseph Brodsky --
J.L. Borges, collected fictions --
A.S. Byatt --
Caryl Phillips --
Salman Rushdie, the moor's last sigh --
Aharon Appelfeld, the iron tracks --
Amos Oz --
Naguib Mahfouz, the harafish --
Poems of Thomas Pringle --
Daphne Rooke --
Gordimer and Turgenev --
Autobiography of Doris Lessing --
Memoirs of Breyten Breytenbach --
South African Liberals : Alan Paton, Helen Suzman --
Noël Mostert and the eastern Cape frontier.
Responsibility: J. M. Coetzee.
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"The only author ever to win the Booker Prize twice, J. M. Coetzee is one of the world's greatest novelists. Now his many admirers can have the pleasure of reading his significant body of literary criticism. This volume gathers together for the first time in book form twenty-six pieces on books and writing. Stranger Shores opens with "What Is a Classic?" in which Coetzee explores the answer to his own question - "What does it mean in living terms to say that the classic is what survives?" - by way of T. S. Eliot, Johann Sebastian Bach and Zbigniew Herbert. His subjects range from the great eighteenth- and nineteenth-century writers Daniel Defoe, Samuel Richardson, and Ivan Turgenev to the great German modernists Rilke, Kafka, and Musil to the giants of late-twentieth-century literature, among them Harry Mulisch, Joseph Brodsky, Jorge Luis Borges, Salman Rushdie, Amos Oz, Naguib Mahfouz, Nadine Gordimer, and Doris Lessing."--BOOK JACKET.

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