Boyhood

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Download or read book Boyhood written by J.M. Coetzee and published by Random House. This book was released on 2015-05-28 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Boyhood, J. M. Coetzee revisits the South Africa of half a century ago, to write about his childhood and interior life. Boyhood's young narrator grew up in a small country town. With a father he imitated but could not respect, and a mother he both adored and resented, he picked his way through a world that refused to explain its rules, but whose rules he knew he must obey. Steering between these contradictions, Boyhood evokes the tensions, delights and terrors of childhood with startling, haunting immediacy. Coetzee examines his young self with the dispassionate curiosity of an explorer rediscovering his own early footprints, and the account of his progress is bright, hard and simply compelling.

Scenes from Provincial Life

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ISBN 10 : 9780142422557
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Download or read book Scenes from Provincial Life written by J. M. Coetzee and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2012-04-24 with total page 496 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Nobel Prize–winning author's brilliant trilogy of fictionalized memoirs—now available in one volume for the first time. J.M. Coetzee's latest novel, The Schooldays of Jesus, is now available from Viking. Late Essays: 2006-2016 will be available January 2018. Few writers have won as much critical acclaim and as many admirers in the literary world as J. M. Coetzee. Yet the celebrated author rarely spoke of himself until the 1997 arrival of Boyhood, a masterly and evocative tale of a young writer's beginnings. Continuing with the fiercely tender Youth and the innovative Summertime, Scenes from Provincial Life is a heartbreaking and often very funny portrait of the artist by one of the world's greatest writers.

Scenes from Provincial Life

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Download or read book Scenes from Provincial Life written by J.M. Coetzee and published by Random House. This book was released on 2015-05-28 with total page 496 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Scenes from Provincial Life brings together, in one volume, J.M. Coetzee’s majestic trilogy of fictionalised memoir, Boyhood, Youth and Summertime It opens in a small town in the South Africa of the 1940s. We meet a young boy who, at home, is ill at ease with his father and stifled by his mother’s unconditional love. At school he passes every test that is set for him, but he remains wary of his fellow pupils. Later, as a student of mathematics in Cape Town he prepares to escape to Europe and turn himself into an artist. Once in London, however, the reality is dispiriting. Decades on, an English biographer researches a book about the late writer, John Coetzee. As he interviews important figures in Coetzee’s life, a portrait emerges of an awkward outsider who – even after death – remains dogged by rumours.

Colonial and Postcolonial Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 0815314310
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Download or read book Colonial and Postcolonial Fiction written by Robert Ross and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 1999 with total page 457 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Colonial and Postcolonial Fiction: An Anthology draws from this great common wealth of writing, offering 35 selections by major writers. The works included reflect both indigenous and settler cultures, and extend from the nineteenth century to the contemporary era."--BOOK JACKET.

A Comparative Analysis of the South African and German Reception of Nadine Gordimer's, Andre Brink's and J.M. Coetzee's Works

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ISBN 10 : 3825883493
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Download or read book A Comparative Analysis of the South African and German Reception of Nadine Gordimer's, Andre Brink's and J.M. Coetzee's Works written by Eva-Marie Herlitzius and published by LIT Verlag Münster. This book was released on 2005 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

J. M. Coetzee and the Power of Narrative

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J.M. Coetzee's Austerities

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ISBN 10 : 9781409475811
Pages : 282 pages
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Download or read book J.M. Coetzee's Austerities written by Professor Graham Bradshaw and published by Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.. This book was released on 2013-04-28 with total page 282 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Representing a wide range of critical and theoretical perspectives, this volume examines J.M. Coetzee's novels from Dusklands to Diary of a Bad Year. The choice of essays reflects three broad goals: aligning the South African dimension of Coetzee's writing with his "late modernist" aesthetic; exploring the relationship between Coetzee's novels and his essays on linguistics; and paying particular attention to his more recent fictional experiments. These objectives are realized in essays focusing on, among other matters, the function of names and etymology in Coetzee's fiction, the vexed relationship between art and politics in apartheid South Africa, the importance of film in Coetzee's literary sensibility, Coetzee's reworkings of Defoe, the paradoxes inherent in confessional narratives, ethics and the controversial politics of reading Disgrace, intertextuality and the fictional self-consciousness of Slow Man. Through its pronounced emphasis on the novelist's later work, the collection points towards a narrato-political and linguistic reassessment of the Coetzee canon.

Youth

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ISBN 10 : 9780142002001
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Download or read book Youth written by J. M. Coetzee and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2003-10-07 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: J.M. Coetzee's latest novel, The Schooldays of Jesus, is now available from Viking. Late Essays: 2006-2016 will be available January 2018. The second installment of J. M. Coetzee's fictionalized "memoir" explores a young man's struggle to experience life to its full intensity and transform it into art. The narrator of Youth has long been plotting an escape-from the stifling love of his overbearing mother, a father whose failures haunt him, and what he is sure is impending revolution in his native country of South Africa. Arriving at last in London in the 1960s, however, he finds neither poetry nor romance and instead begins a dark pilgrimage into adulthood. Youth is a remarkable portrait of a consciousness, isolated and adrift, turning in on itself, of a young man struggling to find his way in the world, written with tenderness and a fierce clarity.

Trauma, Memory, and Narrative in the Contemporary South African Novel

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Download or read book Trauma, Memory, and Narrative in the Contemporary South African Novel written by Ewald Mengel and published by . This book was released on 2012 with total page 403 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The contributions to this volume probe the complex relationship of trauma, memory, and narrative. By looking at the South African situation through the lens of trauma, they make clear how the psychic deformations and injuries left behind by racism and col

Another Life / Une autre vie

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Download or read book Another Life / Une autre vie written by Mélanie Joseph-Vilain and published by Presses universitaires de la Méditerranée (PULM). This book was released on 2016-11-18 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Many writers started their professional lives in very diverse fields before embracing writing, or on the contrary have turned away from writing. The present volume seeks to explore the complex relationship between that ‘other life’ and writing. The aim is to determine whether a writer’s ‘other life’ appears in, influences or even shapes his/her work, and to what extent. What is the part of gestation and that of rupture? A diversity of writers is examined: Patrick Chamoiseau, J. M. Coetzee, Jan J. Dominique, Janet Frame, Amitav Ghosh, L. K. Johnson, Wilson Harris, Dany Laferrière, Yannick Lahens, NourbeSe Philip, Emmelie Prophète, Arundhati Roy, Edward Said, but also Bartolomé de las Casas and E. L. Grant Watson. Unpublished autobiographical essays and a poem are included, especially written for the volume by Marie-Célie Agnant, Cyril Dabydeen and Fred D’Aguiar. De nombreux écrivains ont débuté leur vie professionnelle dans des domaines très divers avant d’embrasser l’écriture, ou au contraire de s’en éloigner. Ce volume cherche à explorer la relation complexe entre cette « autre vie » et l’écriture. L’objectif est de déterminer si l’« autre vie » d’un écrivain figure dans son œuvre, l’influence voire la façonne, et si tel est le cas, dans quelle mesure. Quelle est la part de la gestation et celle de la rupture ? Est examinée l’œuvre d’écrivains aussi différents que Patrick Chamoiseau, J. M. Coetzee, Jan J. Dominique, Janet Frame, Amitav Ghosh, L. K. Johnson, Wilson Harris, Dany Laferrière, Yannick Lahens, NourbeSe Philip, Emmelie Prophète, Arundhati Roy, Edward Said, mais aussi Bartolomé de las Casas et E. L. Grant Watson. Deux essais autobiographiques et un poème inédits sont inclus, spécialement écrits pour le volume par Marie-Célie Agnant, Cyril Dabydeen et Fred D’Aguiar.

Handbook of Autobiography / Autofiction

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ISBN 10 : 9783110279818
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Download or read book Handbook of Autobiography / Autofiction written by Martina Wagner-Egelhaaf and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2019-01-29 with total page 2220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Autobiographical writings have been a major cultural genre from antiquity to the present time. General questions of the literary as, e.g., the relation between literature and reality, truth and fiction, the dependency of author, narrator, and figure, or issues of individual and cultural styles etc., can be studied preeminently in the autobiographical genre. Yet, the tradition of life-writing has, in the course of literary history, developed manifold types and forms. Especially in the globalized age, where the media and other technological / cultural factors contribute to a rapid transformation of lifestyles, autobiographical writing has maintained, even enhanced, its popularity and importance. By conceiving autobiography in a wide sense that includes memoirs, diaries, self-portraits and autofiction as well as media transformations of the genre, this three-volume handbook offers a comprehensive survey of theoretical approaches, systematic aspects, and historical developments in an international and interdisciplinary perspective. While autobiography is usually considered to be a European tradition, special emphasis is placed on the modes of self-representation in non-Western cultures and on inter- and transcultural perspectives of the genre. The individual contributions are closely interconnected by a system of cross-references. The handbook addresses scholars of cultural and literary studies, students as well as non-academic readers.

J. M. Coetzee’s The Childhood of Jesus

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ISBN 10 : 9781501318641
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Download or read book J. M. Coetzee’s The Childhood of Jesus written by Anthony Uhlmann and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2017-02-09 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since the controversy and acclaim that surrounded the publication of Disgrace (1999), the awarding of the Nobel Prize for literature and the publication of Elizabeth Costello: Eight Lessons (both in 2003), J. M. Coetzee's status has begun to steadily rise to the point where he has now outgrown the specialized domain of South African literature. Today he is recognized more simply as one of the most important writers in the English language from the late 20th and early 21st century. Coetzee's productivity and invention has not slowed with old age. The Childhood of Jesus, published in 2013, like Elizabeth Costello, was met with a puzzled reception, as critics struggled to come to terms with its odd setting and structure, its seemingly flat tone, and the strange affectless interactions of its characters. Most puzzling was the central character, David, linked by the title to an idea of Jesus. J.M. Coetzee's The Childhood of Jesus: The Ethics of Ideas and Things is at the forefront of an exciting process of critical engagement with this novel, which has begun to uncover its rich dialogue with philosophy, theology, mathematics, politics, and questions of meaning.

The Found Voice

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ISBN 10 : 9780191067280
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Download or read book The Found Voice written by Denis Sampson and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2016-05-12 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Found Voice: Writers' Beginnings uses the means of literary biography and criticism to do something rarely attempted—to understand how a key creative period establishes the authoritative voice of a unique artist. The essays which explore this hidden process of the writer writing focus on some of the major writers of recent times, V.S. Naipaul, J.M. Coetzee, Alice Munro, William Trevor, and Mavis Gallant. The focus of investigation is a single work by each author, and many of them identify the book in which this turning point was reached. The writers have a somewhat different sense of what the voice is, 'a true voice', 'the voice in the mind', 'the writing voice', etc., yet all of them accept the phrase 'finding a voice' as a decisive and necessary process towards a unique style and vision, their raison d'être as artists. These essays allow each one to define his or her sense of the process of writing, and their style is exploratory. Nevertheless, certain patterns emerge, of migration and cultural displacement, of linguistic self-consciousness, of memory and a reimagining of the first home, of absorbing and rejecting mentors and models. Crucially, the essays rely not just on what led up to the moment of creation but on a sense of the career that emerged from it. Most of the writers have written retrospectively in memoirs, interviews or essays about the pivotal work and its foundational significance. They are the best witnesses to the process, although their silence or their commentary is understood in terms of the many strands of the narrative that each essay presents.

A Companion to Literary Biography

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ISBN 10 : 9781118896280
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Download or read book A Companion to Literary Biography written by Richard Bradford and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2018-09-12 with total page 632 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An authoritative review of literary biography covering the seventeenth century to the twentieth century A Companion to Literary Biography offers a comprehensive account of literary biography spanning the history of the genre across three centuries. The editor – an esteemed literary biographer and noted expert in the field – has encouraged contributors to explore the theoretical and methodological questions raised by the writing of biographies of writers. The text examines how biographers have dealt with the lives of classic authors from Chaucer to contemporary figures such as Kingsley Amis. The Companion brings a new perspective on how literary biography enables the reader to deal with the relationship between the writer and their work. Literary biography is the most popular form of writing about writing, yet it has been largely neglected in the academic community. This volume bridges the gap between literary biography as a popular genre and its relevance for the academic study of literature. This important work: Allows the author of a biography to be treated as part of the process of interpretation and investigates biographical reading as an important aspect of criticism Examines the birth of literary biography at the close of the seventeenth century and considers its expansion through the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries Addresses the status and writing of literary biography from numerous perspectives and with regard to various sources, methodologies and theories Reviews the ways in which literary biography has played a role in our perception of writers in the mainstream of the English canon from Chaucer to the present day Written for students at the undergraduate level, through postgraduate and doctoral levels, as well as academics, A Companion to Literary Biography illustrates and accounts for the importance of the literary biography as a vital element of criticism and as an index to our perception of literary history.

Here and Now

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ISBN 10 : 9781101606278
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Download or read book Here and Now written by Paul Auster and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2013-03-07 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “[A] civilized discourse between two cultivated and sophisticated men. . . . It’s a pleasure to be in their company.” —Michael Dirda, The Washington Post J.M. Coetzee's latest novel, The Schooldays of Jesus, is now available from Viking. Late Essays: 2006-2016 will be available January 2018. After a meeting at an Australian literary festival brought them together in 2008, novelists Paul Auster and J. M. Coetzee began exchanging letters on a regular basis with the hope they might “strike sparks off each other." Here and Now is the result: a three-year epistolary dialogue that touches on nearly every subject, from sports to fatherhood, literature to film, philosophy to politics, from the financial crisis to art, death, eroticism, marriage, friendship, and love. Their high-spirited and luminous correspondence offers an intimate and often amusing portrait of these two men as they explore the complexities of the here and now and reveal their pleasure in each other’s friendship on every page.

The Childhood of Jesus

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ISBN 10 : 9781101614143
Pages : 288 pages
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Download or read book The Childhood of Jesus written by J. M. Coetzee and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2013-09-03 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the Nobel Prize–winning author of Waiting for the Barbarians, The Life & Times of Michael K and Disgrace. Nobel laureate and two-time Booker Prize winner J. M. Coetzee returns with a haunting and surprising novel about childhood and destiny that is sure to rank with his classic novels. Separated from his mother as a passenger on a boat bound for a new land, David is a boy who is quite literally adrift. The piece of paper explaining his situation is lost, but a fellow passenger, Simón, vows to look after the boy. When the boat docks, David and Simón are issued new names, new birthdays, and virtually a whole new life. Strangers in a strange land, knowing nothing of their surroundings, nor the language or customs, they are determined to find David’s mother. Though the boy has no memory of her, Simón is certain he will recognize her at first sight. “But after we find her,” David asks, “what are we here for?” An eerie allegorical tale told largely through dialogue, The Childhood of Jesus is a literary feat—a novel of ideas that is also a tender, compelling narrative. Coetzee’s many fans will celebrate his return while new readers will find The Childhood of Jesus an intriguing introduction to the work of a true master.

James Joyce and After

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ISBN 10 : 9781443822473
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Download or read book James Joyce and After written by Katarzyna Bazarnik and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2010-05-11 with total page 225 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: James Joyce and After: Writer and Time is a volume of essays examining various aspects of time in literature, starting with the modernist revolution in fictional time initiated, among others, by Joyce, up until the present. In Part One: “James Joyce and Commodius Vicus of Recirculation,” the largest group of essays offers new and insightful readings of Finnegans Wake, Ulysses, Dubliners and Pomes Penyeach, reflecting a variety of Joyce’s experiments with time as well as demonstrating patterns and cross-references in his lifelong artistic explorations. Part Two: “Writer and Private Time,” focuses on selected literary responses to subjective experience of time. The articles analyse Joyce’s epiphanies, Elizabeth Bishop’s rendition of a lyrical moment in her poetry, as well as the interplay of fiction and autobiography in the writings of Joseph Conrad and J. M. Coetzee. Another article in this section uses the Bakhtinian concept of chronotope to emphasise simultaneity of reading and writing in the newly defined genre of liberature. At the other end of the (temporal) spectrum, the articles in Part Three: “Writer and Public Time,” devoted to recent fiction, testify to the constant need for seeking new ways of recording the temporal dimension of collective experience. It is argued that the engagement with Victorianism in contemporary fiction has resulted in a special treatment of time involving duality of temporal levels, while the emerging post-9/11 genre takes account of the new audiovisual media in order to respond to one of the most traumatic experiences in contemporary history.