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  • Summertimeby J M Coetzee

    Random House Australia 2010; US$ 13.26

    A rich, funny, and deeply affecting autobiographical novel from one of the world's greatest living writers. A young English biographer is working on a book about the late writer, John Coetzee. He plans to focus on the years from 1972-1977 when Coetzee, in his thirties, is sharing a run-down cottage in the suburbs of Cape Town with his widowed father.... more...

  • Summertimeby J M Coetzee

    Random House 2009; US$ 14.38

    A young English biographer is working on a book about the late writer, John Coetzee. He plans to focus on a period in the seventies when, the biographer senses, Coetzee was 'finding his feet as a writer'. He embarks on a series of interviews with people who were important to Coetzee - a married woman with whom he had an affair, his favourite cousin... more...

  • Scenes from Provincial Lifeby J M Coetzee

    Random House 2015; US$ 31.98

    Here, for the first time in one volume, is J. M. Coetzee's majestic trilogy of fictionalised memoir, Boyhood , Youth and Summertime . Scenes from Provincial Life 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... more...

  • The Childhood of Jesusby J M Coetzee

    Random House 2013; US$ 14.38

    An astonishing new masterpiece from the Nobel and twice Booker Prize-winning author of Disgrace and Summertime After crossing oceans, a man and a boy ? both strangers to each other ? arrive in a new land. David, the boy, has lost his mother and Simón vows to look after him. In this strange new country they are assigned a new name, a new... more...

  • Scenes from Provincial Lifeby J. M. Coetzee

    Penguin Publishing Group 2012; US$ 20.00

    The New York Times Book Review ?It?s a mark of Mr. Coetzee?s power as a storyteller that he makes a compelling, indeed, racing, narrative out of these hidden wheels within wheels.? ? The New York Times ?South Africa?s most brilliant novelist . . . challenges us to doubt our preconceived notions not only of love but of truth itself.? ? The Seattle... more...

  • The Childhood of Jesusby J. M. Coetzee

    The Text Publishing Company 2013; US$ 22.99

    This is an extraordinary new fable from one of the world's greatest living novelists, two-time Booker Prize winner and Nobel Laureate. David is a small boy who comes by boat across the ocean to a new country. He has been separated from his parents, and has lost the piece of paper that would have explained everything. On the boat a stranger named... more...

  • Three Storiesby J. M. Coetzee

    The Text Publishing Company 2014; US$ 19.99

    A man contemplates his deep connection to a house. The unfathomable idea of threshing wheat points to a life lost. And a writer ponders the creation of his narrator. Three Stories ??His Man and He?, written as Coetzee?s acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize for Literature, ?A House in Spain? and ?Nietverloren??is the work of a master at... more...

  • Inner Workingsby J M Coetzee

    Random House 2015; US$ 14.38

    Following on from Stranger Shores , which contained J.M. Coetzee's essays from 1986 to 1999, Inner Workings gathers together his literary essays from 2000 to 2005. Of the writers discussed in the first half of the book, several - Italo Svevo, Joseph Roth, Bruno Schulz, Sandor Marai - lived through the Austro-Hungarian fin de siècle and felt... more...

  • Diary of a Bad Yearby J M Coetzee

    Random House 2015; US$ 14.38

    An eminent, ageing Australian writer is invited to contribute to a book entitled Strong Opinions . For him, troubled by Australia's complicity in the wars in the Middle East, it is a chance to air some urgent concerns: how should a citizen of a modern democracy react to their state's involvement in an immoral war on terror, a war that involves the... more...

  • Boyhoodby J M Coetzee

    Random House 2015; US$ 14.38

    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... more...