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Stranger Shores Literary Essays

ISBN-10: 0142001376

ISBN-13: 9780142001370

Edition: N/A

Authors: J. M. Coetzee

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Two-time Booker Prize-winner J. M. Coetzee is one of the world's greatest novelists. This thought-provoking collection gathers twenty-six of his essays on books and writing. In his opening piece, "What Is a Classic?", Coetzee asks, "What does it mean in living terms to say that the classic is what survives?" He explores the answer by way of T. S. Eliot, Johann Sebastian Bach, and Zbigniew Herbert. Coetzee goes on to discuss eighteenth- and nineteenth-century authors such as Defoe and Turgenev, the German modernists such as Rilke, Kafka, and Musil, and the giants of late-twentieth-century literature, among them Brodsky, Gordimer, Rushdie, and Lessing.
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/27/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

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.

What Is a Classic?: A Lecture
Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe
Samuel Richardson, Clarissa
Marcellus Emants, A Posthumous Confession
Harry Mulisch, The Discovery of Heaven
Cees Nooteboom, Novelist and Traveler
William Gass's Rilke
Translating Kafka
Robert Musil's Diaries
Josef Skvorecky
Dostoevsky: The Miraculous Years
The Essays of Joseph Brodsky
J. L. Borges, Collected Fictions
A. S. Byatt
Caryl Phillips
Salman Rushdie, The Moor's Last Sigh
Aharon Appelfeld, The Iron Tracks
Amos Oz
Naguib Mahfouz, The Harafish
The Poems of Thomas Pringle
Daphne Rooke
Gordimer and Turgenev
The Autobiography of Doris Lessing
The Memoirs of Breyten Breytenbach
South African Liberals: Alan Paton, Helen Suzman
Noel Mostert and the Eastern Cape Frontier
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