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J.M. Coetzee

J.M. Coetzee

·3.76·187,357 Ratings
“ Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth. ” ― Rumi
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  • Life and Times of Michael K

    2004·
    ·3.85·11,734 Ratings
    In a South Africa torn by civil war, Michael K sets out to take his mother back to her rural home. On the way there she dies, leaving him alone in an anarchic world of brutal roving armies. Imprisoned, Michael is unable to bear confinement and escapes, de
  • The Lives of Animals

    2001·
    ·3.68·1,744 Ratings
    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 t
  • Boyhood

    1998·
    ·3.79·2,886 Ratings
    Coetzee grew up in a new development north of Cape Town, tormented by guilt and fear. With a father he despised, and a mother he both adored and resented, he led a double life—the brilliant and well-behaved student at school, the princely despot at home
  • Dusklands

    1985·
    ·3.5·957 Ratings
    Dusklands (1974) is the first novel by J. M. Coetzee, winner of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature. It is a presentation and critique of the violence inherent in the colonialist and imperialist mentality of the Western world.The novel actually consists of
  • Age of Iron

    1998·
    ·3.85·2,744 Ratings
    In Cape Town, South Africa, an old woman is dying of cancer. A classics professor, Mrs. Curren has been opposed to the lies and brutality of apartheid all her life, but has lived insulated from its true horrors. Now she is suddenly forced to come to terms
  • Inner Workings: Literary Essays 2000-2005

    2007·
    ·4.05·469 Ratings
    A new collection of essays and literary criticism from Nobel Prize winner J. M. Coetzee In addition to being one of the most acclaimed and accomplished fiction writers in the world, J. M. Coetzee is also a literary critic of the highest caliber. As Derek
  • The Confusions of Young Törless

    2001·
    ·3.75·4,076 Ratings
    Like his contemporary and rival Sigmund Freud, Robert Musil boldly explored the dark, irrational undercurrents of humanity. The Confusions of Young Törless, published in 1906 while he was a student, uncovers the bullying, snobbery, and vicious homoerotic
  • Giving Offense: Essays on Censorship

    1997·
    ·4.02·87 Ratings
    J.M. Coetzee presents a coherent, unorthodox analysis of censorship from the perspective of one who has lived and worked under its shadow. The essays collected here attempt to understand the passion that plays itself out in acts of silencing and censoring
  • Stranger Shores: Essays 1986-1999

    2002·
    ·3.9·222 Ratings
    J. M. Coetzee is, without question, one of the world's greatest novelists. This volume gathers together for the first time in book form twenty-nine pieces on books, writing, photography and the 1995 Rugby World Cup in South Africa. Stranger Shores opens w
  • In the Heart of the Country

    2004·
    ·3.68·2,089 Ratings
    Stifled by the torpor of colonial South Africa, and trapped in a web of reciprocal oppression, a lonely sheep farmer seeks comfort in the arms of a black concubine. But when his embittered spinster daughter Magda feels shamed, this lurch across the racial
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