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  • ISBN: 9780670021383
  • ISBN: 0670021385
  • Physical Description: print
    p. cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Viking, 2010.

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General Note: Sequel to: Boyhood, and Youth.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2009 October #2
    In the Nobel laureate's latest novel, a young English writer is in pursuit of first-person testimony to write a biography of an esteemed novelist named J. M. Coetzee. The Englishman wants to focus on the years 1971–77, a period just before Coetzee's importance was recognized, a time the hopeful biographer finds oddly neglected by other biographers; he sees it as seminal because the novelist was "finding his feet." From Coetzee's lover, his cousin, the mother of a pupil to whom Coetzee gave English lessons, a cohort who co-taught a college course with him, and another professional affiliate, the biographer elicits details about the man's relationships, amorous and otherwise. These personal accounts are the material from which readers draw a picture of Coetzee and upon which the biographer will draw for his future composition. The Coetzee emerging here is an emotionally desiccated man never easy with intercourse of any shade, sexual or social. Assumptions on the reader's part of a parallel between the fictitious Coetzee and the actual one are best left alone, because the result can only be confusion and distraction. It is best, then, to simply see the character as just that and then to recognize the author as the admirable builder of character that he is. Copyright 2009 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

J.M. Coetzee's work includes Waiting for the Barbarians, Life & Times of Michael K, Foe, and Slow Man, among others. He has been awarded many prizes, including the Booker Prize (twice). In 2003, he received the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Subject: Authors Fiction
Genre: Autobiographical fiction.
Search Results Showing Item 3 of 2195 Preferred library: Lake Agassiz Regional Library?

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