J M Coetzee Scenes from Provincial Life

ISBN 13: 9780099555674

Scenes from Provincial Life

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9780099555674: Scenes from Provincial Life

Scenes from Provincial Life The Nobel Prize-winning author's brilliant trilogy of fictionalized memoirs--now available in one volume for the first timeFew writers have won as much critical acclaim and as many admirers in the literary world as J. M. Coetzee. Yet the celebrated author rarely spoke of himself until the 1997 arrival of "Boyhood," a masterly and evocative tale of a young writer's beginnings. Continuing with the f... Full description

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"Described with such skill, such exactitude and such relentlessness that I found myself gasping for air... Coetzee has achieved something universal in his work... A fine book, probably the best description of a childhood I have ever read" (The Times (on Boyhood))

"A memorable picture of the harshness London can offer to incomers... Youth is a wonderful book: a portrait of the artist as a young man, to rank with any in the canon" (Evening Standard (on Youth))

"This is the third instalment of a life so reserved, so repressed, so seething with polite rage and restrained despair that it could only be approached through a third-person voice...it is wonderful stuff" (Irish Times (on Summertime))

"The publication of Coetzee's trilogy of fictionalised memoir - Boyhood, Youth and Summertime - in one handsome volume highlights the uneasy relationship between the reality of his life and the fiction of his books" (Alex Preston New Statesman)

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For the first time in one volume, J. M. Coetzee's majestic trilogy of fictionalised memoir, Boyhood, Youth and Summertime.

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