J. M. Coetzee by Dominic HeadJ. M. Coetzee by Dominic Head

J. M. Coetzee

byDominic Head

Paperback | August 26, 2010

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J. M. Coetzee's work addresses some of the key critical issues of our time: the relationship between postmodernism and postcolonialism, the role of history in the novel, and, repeatedly, how the author can combine a political consciousness with a commitment to the novel as a work of fiction. In this study, which may be used both as an introduction and by those already familiar with Coetzee's work, Dominic Head shows how Coetzee's engagement with the problems facing the postcolonial writer is always enriched by his awareness of a wider literary tradition.
Title:J. M. CoetzeeFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:210 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.47 inShipping dimensions:8.5 × 5.51 × 0.47 inPublished:August 26, 2010Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521484235

ISBN - 13:9780521484237


Table of Contents

Preface; List of abbreviations; Chronology; 1. The writer's place: Coetzee and postcolonial literature; 2. Writing violence: Dusklands; 3. The wrong kind of love: In the Heart of the Country; 4. An ethical awakening: Waiting for the Barbarians; 5. Gardening as resistance: Life and Times of Michael K; 6. The maze of doubting: Foe; 7. A true confession: Age of Iron; 8. Producing the demon: The Master of Petersburg; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"Dominic Head is a reliable and astute reader of a difficult novelist...." David Coad, World Literature Today