Coetzee, J. M. 1940-
Most widely held works about J. M Coetzee
Most widely held works by J. M Coetzee
Disgrace by J. M Coetzee ( Book )
204 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 35 languages and held by 3,263 libraries worldwide
A white woman is gang-raped by blacks in this novel on post-apartheid South Africa. But she understands such settling of scores is inevitable, given what whites did to blacks, and she keeps the baby. By the author of Waiting for the Barbarians.
Life & times of Michael K by J. M Coetzee ( Book )
116 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in 29 languages and held by 2,416 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.
Waiting for the barbarians by J. M Coetzee ( Book )
141 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in 31 languages and held by 2,282 libraries worldwide
Allegory of the war between oppressor and oppressed.
Slow man by J. M Coetzee ( Book )
77 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 24 languages and held by 2,126 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"--Dust jacket.
Elizabeth Costello by J. M Coetzee ( Book )
78 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 19 languages and held by 2,072 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.
Age of Iron by J. M Coetzee ( Book )
82 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 23 languages and held by 2,065 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.
Diary of a bad year by J. M Coetzee ( Book )
59 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 15 languages and held by 1,963 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.
Foe by J. M Coetzee ( Book )
99 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 23 languages and held by 1,809 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.
Boyhood : scenes from provincial life by J. M Coetzee ( Book )
115 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 21 languages and held by 1,533 libraries worldwide
Coetzee shares his boyhood north of Cape Town, South Africa, including his relationship with his parents, his first encounters with literature, his awakening of sexual desire, his growing awareness of apartheid, and his abiding love of the veld.
Youth by J. M Coetzee ( Book )
81 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 19 languages and held by 1,528 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.
The master of Petersburg by J. M Coetzee ( Book )
90 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in 21 languages and held by 1,490 libraries worldwide
The novel recreates the world of the Russian writer, Dostoevsky, with him as the protagonist. He returns from exile to St. Petersburg to investigate the death of his stepson, officially a suicide, but as he was a revolutionary Dostoevsky suspects murder. By the author of Waiting for the Barbarians.
Summertime : fiction by J. M Coetzee ( Book )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,441 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 ( Book )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and Japanese and held by 1,338 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.
In the heart of the country by J. M Coetzee ( Book )
96 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in 22 languages and held by 1,263 libraries worldwide
A young woman living on a remote South African farm describes her loneliness and bitter anger.
Giving offense : essays on censorship by J. M Coetzee ( Book )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 1,064 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.
Inner workings : literary essays, 2000-2005 by J. M Coetzee ( Book )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,012 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.
White writing : on the culture of letters in South Africa by J. M Coetzee ( Book )
10 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 887 libraries worldwide
Stranger shores : literary essays, 1986-1999 by J. M Coetzee ( Book )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 840 libraries worldwide
"What Is a Classic?" [the author] explores the answer by way of T.S. Eliot, Johann Sebastian Bach, and Zbigniew Herbert. [He] discuss[es] eighteenth- and nineteenth-century authors such as Dofoe and Turgenev, the German modernists such as Rilke and Kafka, and the giants of late- twentieth-century literature, among them Brodsky, Gordimer, and Lessing.-Back cover.
Dusklands by J. M Coetzee ( Book )
51 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in 14 languages and held by 758 libraries worldwide
A megalomaniac Boer frontiersman wreaks vengeance on a Hottentot tribe for undermining the 'natural' order of his universe with their anarchic rival order, mocking him and subjecting him to the humiliations of his own all too palpable flesh. A specialist in psychological warfare is driven to breakdown by the stresses of a project of macabre ingenuity to win the war in Vietnam. Both the 18th-century Jacobus Coetzee and the 20th-century Eugene Dawn are in the business of pushing back the frontiers of knowledge and are dealers in death who denounce their own humanity and spurn their feelings of guilt. In these two narratives, Coetzee has crystallized in their absurdity and horror the extremes of scientific evangelism and heroic exploration.
A Land apart : a contemporary South African reader ( Book )
8 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 641 libraries worldwide
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Koutsi, Dž. M. 1940-
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Kutzee, Dzhon Maksvell, 1940-
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Qôṭzî, Ǧ. M. 1940-
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Кутзее, Дж. М., 1940-
Кутзее, Джон Максвелл, 1940-
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