Dusklands

ISBN-10: 0140241779
ISBN-13: 9780140241778
Edition: 1996
Authors: J. M. Coetzee
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Description: The two novellas that make up Dusklands probe the link between the powerful and the powerless. The first story looks at the effects of psychological warfare in the Vietnam War, and the second story examines racism in 18th century South Africa.

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Book details

List price: $13.00
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/1/1985
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 5.75" wide x 7.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.242

The two novellas that make up Dusklands probe the link between the powerful and the powerless. The first story looks at the effects of psychological warfare in the Vietnam War, and the second story examines racism in 18th century South Africa.

J.M. Coetzee's full name is John Michael Coetzee. Born in Cape Town, South Africa, in 1940, Coetzee is a writer and critic who uses the political situation in his homeland as a backdrop for many of his novels. Coetzee published his first work of fiction, Dusklands, in 1974. Another book, Boyhood, loosely chronicles an unhappy time in Coetzee's childhood when his family moved from Cape Town to the more remote and unenlightened city of Worcester. Other Coetzee novels are In the Heart of the Country and Waiting for the Barbarians. Coetzee's critical works include White Writing and Giving Offense: Essays on Censorship. Coetzee is a two-time recipient of the Booker Prize and in 2003, he won the Nobel Literature Award.

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