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J.M. Coetzee & the Life of Writing: Face to face with time (Hardback)
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J.M. Coetzee & the Life of Writing: Face to face with time (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 17/09/2015
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J.M. Coetzee is one of the world's most intriguing authors. Compelling, razor-sharp, erudite: the adjectives pile up but the heart of the fiction remains elusive. Now, in J.M. Coetzee and the Life of Writing, David Attwell explores the extraordinary creative processes behind Coetzee's novels from Dusklands to The Childhood of Jesus. Using Coetzee's manuscripts, notebooks, and research papers-recently deposited at the Harry Ransom Center of the University of Texas at Austin-Attwell produces a fascinating story. He shows convincingly that Coetzee's work is strongly autobiographical, the memoirs being continuous with the fictions, and that his writing proceeds with never-ending self-reflection. Having worked closely with him on Doubling the Point: Essays and Interviews and given early access to Coetzee's archive, David Attwell is an engaging, authoritative source. J. M. Coetzee and the Life of Writing is a fresh, fascinating take on one of the most important and opaque literary figures of our time. This moving account will change the way Coetzee is read, by teachers, critics, and general readers.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198746331
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 540 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 22 mm


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a fascinating account... Attwell's writing is finely attuned to his subject matter, making for a careful consideration of the life and work of a careful novelist * Sunday Times (South Africa) *
fascinating * Tim Parks, London Review of Books *
brilliant literary biography * Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung *

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