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Coetzee, J. M. 1940-

Works: 882 works in 3,700 publications in 42 languages and 91,678 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Allegories  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fictional autobiographies  Psychological fiction  Essays  Biography  History  Novels 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other, Narrator, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Correspondent, zxx, Compiler
Classifications: PR9369.3.C58, 823
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Disgrace by J. M Coetzee( Book )
288 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 29 languages and held by 5,357 libraries worldwide
"David Lurie, middle-aged and twice divorced, is a scholar fallen into disgrace. After years teaching Romantic poetry at the Technical University of Cape Town, he has an impulsive affair with a student. The affair sours; he is denounced and summoned before a committee of inquiry - willing to admit his guilt, but refusing to yield to pressure to repent publicly, he resigns and retreats to an isolated smallholding owned by his daughter Lucy." "For a time, his daughter's influence and the natural rhythms of the farm promise to harmonise his discordant life. He helps with the dogs in the kennels, takes produce to market, and assists with treating injured animals at a nearby refuge." "But the balance of power in the country is shifting. He and Lucy become victims of a savage and disturbing attack which brings into relief all the faultlines in their relationship."--Jacket
Waiting for the barbarians by J. M Coetzee( Book )
181 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 20 languages and held by 3,295 libraries worldwide
Allegory of the war between oppressor and oppressed
Life & times of Michael K by J. M Coetzee( Book )
126 editions published between 1983 and 2017 in 21 languages and held by 3,097 libraries worldwide
In South Africa, whose civil administration is collapsing under the pressure of years of civil strife, an obscure young gardener named Michael K decides to take his mother on a long march away from the guns towards a new life in the abandoned countryside. Everywhere he goes however, the war follows him. Tracked down and locked up as a collaborator with the rural guerrillas, he embarks on a fast that angers, baffles, and finally awes his captors. The story of Michael K is the story of a man caught up in a war beyond his understanding, but determined to live his life, however minimally, on his own terms
Elizabeth Costello by J. M Coetzee( Book )
95 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 20 languages and held by 2,834 libraries worldwide
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
Diary of a bad year by J. M Coetzee( Book )
76 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 2,625 libraries worldwide
At the center of the book is Senor C, an aging author who has been asked to write his thoughts on the state of the world by his German publisher. These thoughts, called "Strong Opinions," address a wide range of subjects and include a scathing indictment of George W. Bush, Dick Chaney, and Tony Blair, as well as a witheringly honest examination of everything from Machiavelli and the current state of the university to music, literature, and intelligent design, offering unexpected perceptions and insightful arguments along the way
Slow man by J. M Coetzee( Book )
88 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 20 languages and held by 2,544 libraries worldwide
"When photographer Paul Rayment loses his leg in a bicycle accident, his solitary life is irrevocably changed. Stubbornly refusing a prosthesis, Paul returns to his bachelor's apartment in Adelaide, uncomfortable with his new dependency on others. He is given to bouts of hopelessness as he looks back on his sixty years of life, but his spirits rise when he finds himself falling in love with Marijana, his practical, down-to-earth Croatian nurse ... As Paul contemplates how to win her heart, he is visited by the mysterious writer Elizabeth Costello, who challenges Paul to take an active role in his own life"--Jacket
Foe by J. M Coetzee( Book )
127 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 20 languages and held by 2,445 libraries worldwide
While marooned on an island in the Atlantic, Sue Barton finds herself a character in a fiction novel. She spends a year with two other castaways, a mute Negro called Friday and Robinson Cruso
Age of Iron by J. M Coetzee( Book )
74 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 15 languages and held by 2,265 libraries worldwide
Mrs. Cullen, the narrator in this novel, is an elderly white woman dying of cancer in a country afflicted with its own mortal sickness
The childhood of Jesus by J. M Coetzee( Book )
59 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 1,930 libraries worldwide
After crossing oceans, a man and a boy arrive in a new land. Here they are each assigned a name and an age, and held in a camp in the desert while they learn Spanish, the language of their new country. As Simón and David they make their way to the relocation centre in the city of Novilla, where officialdom treats them politely, but not necessarily helpfully. Simón finds a job in a grain wharf. The work is unfamiliar and backbreaking, but he soon warms to his stevedore comrades, who during breaks conduct philosophical dialogues on the dignity of labour, and generally take him to their hearts. Now he must set about his task of locating the boy's mother. Though like everyone else who arrives in this new country he seems to be washed clean of all traces of memory, he is convinced he will know her when he sees her. And indeed, while walking with the boy in the countryside Simón catches sight of a woman he is certain is the mother, and persuades her to assume the role. David's new mother comes to realise that he is an exceptional child, a bright, dreamy boy with highly unusual ideas about the world. But the school authorities detect a rebellious streak in him and insist he be sent to a special school far away. His mother refuses to yield him up, and it is Simón who must drive the car as the trio flee across the mountains
Youth by J. M Coetzee( Book )
82 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 1,874 libraries worldwide
Hoping to escape his South African home, dysfunctional family, and what he believes to be an impending revolution, a young man becomes disappointed with his monotonous new life in London and begins a dark pilgrimage
In the heart of the country by J. M Coetzee( Book )
125 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 1,759 libraries worldwide
A young woman living on a remote South African farm describes her loneliness and bitter anger
The master of Petersburg by J. M Coetzee( Book )
95 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 18 languages and held by 1,719 libraries worldwide
The acclaimed author of Waiting for the Barbarians and Life & Times of Michael K enters the world and mind of Fyodor Dostoevsky. Set in 1869, when Dostoevsky was summoned from Germany back to St. Petersburg by the sudden death of his stepson, this book is at once a compelling mystery and a brilliant and courageous meditation on authority and rebellion, art and imagination
Summertime : fiction by J. M Coetzee( Book )
27 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,578 libraries worldwide
In this autobiographical novel, a young English biographer is researching a book about the late South African writer John Coetzee, focusing on Coetzee in his thirties, at a time when he was living in a rundown cottage in the Cape Town suburbs with his widowed father--a time, the biographer is convinced, when Coetzee was finding himself as a writer
The lives of animals by J. M Coetzee( Book )
44 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,396 libraries worldwide
The idea of human cruelty to animals so consumes novelist Elizabeth Costello in her later years that she can no longer look another person in the eye: humans, especially meat-eating ones, seem to her to be conspirators in a crime of stupefying magnitude taking place on farms and in slaughterhouses, factories, and laboratories across the world. Here the internationally renowned writer J.M. Coetzee uses fiction to present a powerfully moving discussion of animal rights in all their complexity. He draws us into Elizabeth Costello's own sense of mortality, her compassion for animals, and her alienation from humans, even from her own family. In his fable, presented as a Tanner Lecture sponsored by the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University, Coetzee immerses us in a drama reflecting the real-life situation at hand: a writer delivering a lecture on an emotionally charged issue at a prestigious university. As in the story of Elizabeth Costello, the Tanner Lecture is followed by responses treating the reader to a variety of perspectives, delivered by leading thinkers in different fields
Inner workings : literary essays, 2000-2005 by J. M Coetzee( Book )
50 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,164 libraries worldwide
A new collection of essays and literary criticism from the Nobel Prize winner. In addition to being one of the most acclaimed and accomplished fiction writers in the world, Coetzee is also a literary critic of the highest caliber. As Derek Attridge observes in his introduction, reading Coetzee's nonfiction offers one the opportunity to see "how an author at the forefront of his profession engages with his peers, not as a critic from the outside, but as one who works with the same raw materials." In this collection of twenty recent pieces, Coetzee examines the work of some of the twentieth century's greatest writers. Insightful, challenging, yet accessible, these essays demonstrate Coetzee's sharp eye and unwavering critical acumen and will be of interest to his fans as well as to all readers of international literature.--From publisher description
Stranger shores : literary essays, 1986-1999 by J. M Coetzee( Book )
38 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,124 libraries worldwide
"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."--Jacket
Dusklands by J. M Coetzee( Book )
60 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,093 libraries worldwide
Two distinct narratives tell of an investigation into psychological warfare in Vietnam and an eighteenth-century conflict between Dutch settlers in southern Africa and the native Hottentots
Giving offense : essays on censorship by J. M Coetzee( Book )
16 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,086 libraries worldwide
In Giving Offense, South African writer J.M. Coetzee presents a coherent, unorthodox analysis of censorship from the perspective of a writer who has lived and worked under its shadow. Widely acclaimed for his many novels, Coetzee is also a brilliant literary critic and essayist. The essays collected here attempt to understand the passion that plays itself out in acts of silencing and censoring. Subscribing neither to the myth of the writer as a moral giant nor to that of the writer as persecuted innocent, Coetzee argues that a destructive dynamic of belligerence and escalation tends to overtake the rivals in any field ruled by censorship
White writing : on the culture of letters in South Africa by J. M Coetzee( Book )
17 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 910 libraries worldwide
Here and now : letters (2008-2011) by Paul Auster( Book )
21 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 701 libraries worldwide
Correspondence between two authors over three years, offering a portrait of their lives and touching on a variety of subjects ranging from sports to fatherhood, literature to film, philosophy to politics, and from the financial crisis to art, death, eroticism, marriage, friendship, and love
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Con Maksvell Kutzee
Džon Maksvel Kuci
Džons Maksvels Kutzē
Iohannes Maxwell Coetzee
J. M. Coetzee naipasngay ti Abagatan nga Aprika nga Australiano a mannurat
J. M. Coetzee romancier et professeur en littérature sud-africain
J. M. Coetzee südafrikanischer Schriftsteller
John M. Coetzee
John Maxwell Coetzee
John Maxwell Coetzee escritor surafricano, gañador do Premio Nobel de Literatura en 2003
John Maxwell Coetzee jihoafrický spisovatel
John Maxwell Coetzee naipasngay ti Abagatan nga Aprika nga Australiano a mannurat
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Koutsi, Dž. M. 1940-
Kuci, Dž. M.
Kutzē, Dž. M. 1940-
Kutzē, Dž. M. (Džons Maksvels), 1940-
Kutzē, Džons Maksvels 1940-
Ḳuṭze, Gʾ. M. 1940-
Kutzee, Dzh. M. 1940-
Kutzee, Dzhon Maksvell 1940-
Kutzee, Dzjon Maksvell, 1940-
Kūtzī, Ǧ.M. 1940-
Ḳuṭzi, J. M. 1940-
Qôṭzî, Ǧ. M. 1940-
Quṭzî, Ǧ. M. 1940-
Τζον Μάξγουελ Κούτσι
Джон Максвел Кутзее
Джон Максвелл Кутзее
Джон Максвелл Кутси южноафриканский писатель
Джон Максвэл Кутзэе
Джон Максуел Кутси
Жон Максвелл Күтсий
Кутзее Д. М. 1940-
Кутзее, Дж. М 1940-
Кутзее, Джон Максвелл
Кутзее, Джон Максвелл 1940-
Кутси Д. М. 1940-
Кутси, Джон Максвелл южноафриканский писатель
Куцие Д. М. 1940-
Џон Максвел Куци
Ջոն Մաքսվելլ Կուտզե
ג'ון מקסוול קוטזי
קוטזי, ג׳. מ 1940־
קוטזי, ג'ון מקסול 1940-
ج. م. كوتزي، 1940-
ج. م. كويتزي، 1940-
جان ماکسول کوتسی
جان میکسویل کوٹزی
جون ماكسويل كويتزي
جے ایم کوئٹزی
كوتزي، ج. م.، 1940-
كوتسي، جون ماكسويل، 1940-
كويتزى، ج. م.، 1940-
كويتسي، ج. م.، 1940-
जाह्न माक्सवेल कोएट्ज़ी
জে. এম. কয়েৎজে
জন ম্যাক্সওয়েল কুতসি
ਜੇ ਐਮ ਕੋਇਟਜ਼ੀ
ஜே. எம். கோட்ஸி
ജെ.എം. കൂറ്റ്സി
จอห์น แมกซ์เวล คูตซี
존 맥스웰 쿳시
쿳시, J. M. 1940-
쿳시, 존 1940-
クッツェー, J. M.
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