A Study Guide for J M Coetzee s Dusklands

This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more.

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410344809

Category: Literary Criticism

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A Study Guide for J. M. Coetzee's "Dusklands," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.
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Waiting for the Barbarians by J M Coetzee Book Analysis

Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide Bright Summaries. FURTHER.
READING. REFERENCE EDITION Coetzee, J. M. (2004) Waiting for the
Barbarians. London: Vintage. REFERENCE STUDIES Agamben, G. (2006)
Parábola y ...

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Unlock the more straightforward side of Waiting for the Barbarians with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Waiting for the Barbarians by J. M. Coetzee, a thought-provoking novel which examines and questions the legitimacy of colonialism through the eyes of its protagonist, an unnamed Magistrate who governs a province that borders lands inhabited by a population of so-called barbarians. Through a series of encounters with both imperial soldiers and barbarians from the lands beyond the border, the Magistrate’s outlook, social standing and life are drastically and irreversibly altered. J. M. Coetzee is widely considered one of the most significant English-language authors currently active. He was born in South Africa but was granted Australian citizenship in 2006, and has won a variety of highly coveted literary awards, including the Nobel Prize in Literature. However, very little is known about his personal life, as he is an extremely private individual. Find out everything you need to know about Waiting for the Barbarians in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!
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A Study Guide for Nadine Gordimer s July s People

Gale, Cengage Learning ... been compared to Waiting for the Barbarians (1980),
by J.M. Coetzee, because of similar questions about the fate of those in power.
Coetzee's story is a parable about colonialism told by the magistrate of a fort.

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410350275

Category: Literary Criticism

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A Study Guide for Nadine Gordimer's "July's People," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.
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Reader s Guide to Literature in English

The Writings of J.M. Coetzee ” issue of The South Atlantic Quarterly , 93 ( 1 ) ,
1994 Penner , Dick , Countries of the Mind : The Fiction of J.M. Coetzee ,
Westport , Connecticut : Greenwood Press , 1989 Waiting for the Barbarians
issue of ... The study is none the less accessible , carefully researched , and a
good starting point for the student and general reader . The same cannot be said
of DOVEY's ...

Author: Mark Hawkins-Dady

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1884964206

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A comprehensive reference guide to English and American literature, including biographical information on writers, and discussions on literary genres, themes and styles.
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A Study Guide for Postcolonialism

ed., Nation and Narration, Routledge, 1990. Carroll, David, Chinua Achebe,
Macmillan, 1990. Coetzee, J. M., Disgrace, Viking Penguin, 1999. ———, Waiting
for the Barbarians, Penguin Books, 1982. Fanon, Frantz, Black Skin, White Masks
, ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410355720

Category: Literary Criticism

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A Study Guide for "Postcolonialism," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Literary Movements for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Literary Movements for Students for all of your research needs.
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Encyclopedia of World Biography

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ISBN: PSU:000014627224

Category: Biography

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6 volume supplement (numbered 13-18) to: McGraw-Hill encyclopedia of world biography published in 1973 by McGraw-Hill; covering people of the 20th century and including a study guide and index (vol. 16).
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J M Coetzee

With the publication of J M Coetzee ' s Dusklands in 1974 , South African English
language fiction truly began to represent ... 1 The present study , however ,
makes little attempt to chart the main epistemological elements which underlie
this ...

Author: Liliane Louvel

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Metafiction in J M Coetzee s Foe

The main aim of this paper is to discuss metafiction in J. M. Coetzee's Foe (1986)
1, which is a rewriting of Daniel Defoe's ... for what he is, the “foe”, Mr Foe, the
giver of false witness' (Burnett, 244).3 As a discussion of Foe inevitably raises
questions of how far Coetzee was ... this term and its general functions.4 On the
basis of my personal reading of Foe and several secondary sources drawn upon,
I will ...

Author: Verena Schörkhuber

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783638766531

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Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Vienna (Institut fur Anglistik und Amerikanistik), course: Introductory Seminar Literature (year 2), 32 entries in the bibliography, language: English, comment: The main aim of this paper is to discuss metafiction in J. M. Coetzee's Foe (1986), which is a rewriting of Daniel Defoe's literary classic Robinson Crusoe (1719). I shall deal with the intersection of postcolonialism and postmodernism in Coetzee's works, give (a) brief definition(s) of metafiction and consider the origins of this term and its general functions. I will finally take a rather detailed look at metafiction and the discourse of power in Coetzee's deconstruction of the Crusoe myth., abstract: The main aim of this paper is to discuss metafiction in J. M. Coetzee's Foe (1986), which is a rewriting of Daniel Defoe's literary classic Robinson Crusoe (1719). I shall deal with the intersection of postcolonialism and postmodernism in Coetzee's works, give (a) brief definition(s) of metafiction and consider the origins of this term and its general functions. I will finally take a rather detailed look at metafiction and the discourse of power in Coetzee's deconstruction of the Crusoe myth."
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Daniel Defoe s Robinson Crusoe and J M Coetzee s Foe Characters in Comparison

The spiderweb of fiction and reality J. M. Coetzee's 1986 novel Foe leaves its
reader in a tumble of a multi-layered reality, confused about ... We, the readers,
however educated and experienced with fictional texts, may find ourselves
slightly confused after a first reading. ... 4Reference Guide to English Literature,
2nd edition.

Author: Luise A. Finke

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783638250580

Category: Literary Criticism

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Seminar paper from the year 1998 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3 (A), University of Leipzig (Institute for Anglistics), course: Postcolonial Literatures, 5 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: J. M. Coetzee's 1986 novel Foe leaves its reader in a tumble of a multi-layered reality, confused about literary original and copy, and, maybe most grave, confronted with the question: what is historical truth and how can it be recognised. The veils that unfold and reveal the facets of fiction and reality through the novel are many, and they are intricately woven into each other. We, the readers, however educated and experienced with fictional texts, may find ourselves slightly confused after a first reading. Coetzee has written a parody1 of a classic of world literature: Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, first published in 17192. The simple fact that Coetzee's work of fiction was first published in 19863 makes it evident that it was based on the older classic. Yet the content of the novel claims the very opposite when the female protagonist Susan Barton tells how the story really was before Mr Foe sat down to turn it into a novel of his own intentions, altering and falsifying it. She tells her own story in the Iperspective, in terms of the 'plot' even before the writer Mr Foe would have completed his 'Robinson Crusoe'. Through this, Coetzee creates the illusion that Susan Barton's report might have indeed been the antecessor of the literary classic Robinson Crusoe. Nevertheless, we are talking of a work of fiction here, so there is no doubt that Coetzee marvellously plays with the means of storytelling instead of telling the world 'how it all really was'. There is no such Robinson Crusoe as depicted both in Defoe's and Coetzee's novel - there is merely fiction, and one should not confuse fiction and reality, however many layers of both seem to be mingled into each other in Coetzee's novel. 1 A parody according to Linda Hutcheon is an: "imitation characterised by ironic inversion", or "repetition with critical distance, which marks difference rather than simularity"; in: Linda Hutcheon, A Theory of Parody: The Teachings of Twentieth-Century Art Forms. New York and London: Methuen, 1985, p.6 2 See: Bibliographical Note; in: Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe. London: Dent, 1975, p. xiii 3 First published in Great Britain by Martin Secker & Warburg 1986; here it will be referred to the Penguin paperback edition of 1987 when quoting passages from the text.
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Critical Essays on J M Coetzee

Coetzee ' s skepticism regarding terminology and his concern with the
implications of discourse , including his own , can ... by David Attwell ) in
Doubling the Point , in which Coetzee responds with uncharacteristic openness
to Attwell ' s questions . ... Perhaps this is , in part , the reason for the burgeoning
field of critical study on Coetzee : his novels invite , and then ... 37 Allan Gardiner
writes on links between Dusklands and Robinson Crusoe , 38 and most
commentators on Foe have ...

Author: Brace Farrell

Publisher: Twayne Publishers

ISBN: STANFORD:36105020149998

Category: Literary Criticism

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"This volume contains sixteen articles and essayslinked by their attention to central issues raised in Coetzee s writing such as the relationships between autobiography and fiction, literature and politics, sexuality and textuality, feminist poetics and fiction-making, and Apartheid. Edited and introduced by Coetzee scholar, Dr. Sue Kossew, this volume offers the reader and excellent opportunity to grasp the wide range of interpretations his books welcome." - BookDepository.
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Dusklands

J. M. Coetzee. security among the South Vietnamese ; and on the longed - for
assumption of responsibility by them . ] 1 . 41 Programming the father - voice . ...
Questions of conscience lie outside the purview of this study . We must work on
the ...

Author: J. M. Coetzee

Publisher: Viking Press

ISBN: IND:30000039915339

Category: Fiction

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Two stories deal with an investigation into psychological warfare in Vietnam and an eighteenth century conflict between Dutch settlers in southern Africa and the native Hottentots
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Of History and Herstory Story Telling in Coetzees Foe

1 Introduction: Structure and Aims of this Paper The analysis of narrative texts is
one of the three main disciplines of literary studies. ... and the level of the
characters and the story, are in focus when analysing a novel in order to answer
the questions: Who tells? Who experiences? To whom is the story being told?
The South African J.M. Coetzee's novel Foe, written in 1986, serves as an
example of ...

Author: Daniel Milne

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783640385652

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Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, Bielefeld University (Linguistik und Literaturwissenschaft), course: A Survey of British Literature, language: English, abstract: The South African J.M. Coetzee's novel Foe, written in 1986, serves as an example of how established narrative conventions can be altered and twisted by adopting elements from different narrative approaches, which are combined into an interesting, unique and well-rounded novel. In this term paper I would like to analyse the unconventional way in which the many stories of Coetzee's Foe are told. I will begin by closely examining the narrative situation, which - although it might appear so during the first reading - does not stay constant throughout the novel's discourse. In the second part of my analysis, I will concentrate on the level of the characters and the story, in which both a variety of stories are told as well as the perspectives are alternated perpetually. Finally, I will have a look at what I would call one of the novel's major storylines - the story about story telling itself. This 'meta-storytelling' (or 'meta-narration') is what binds all elements of Foe together to one cohesive piece of literature.
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The African Book Publishing Record

Coetzee wins Nobel Prize 2004 Conover - Porter Award - call for nominations On
2nd October , 2003 , the world's ... The Africana Librarians Council of the African
Studies Association jury noted , ' J.M. Coetzee's novels are characterised by their
well ... of the Library of Congress , for 32 years before she retired in His first novel
Dusklands showed the empathy that has ... Other works include novels Disgrace ,
The Master of Guide to the U.S. Official Documents & GovernmentPetersburg ...

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Literary Research Guide

The final essay , David Marshall's " Friday's Writing Lesson : Reading Foe , ” is a
clear - eyed and fresh examination of how J. M. Coetzee's marvelous metatextual
Foe ( un ) does narrative , returning us to the subject of Zimmerman's first book ...

Author: James L. Harner

Publisher: Modern Language Association of America

ISBN: 0873528085

Category: Reference

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Evaluates reference materials in English literature, describing each work's type, scope, limitations, and uses in research, in an updated edition that includes a new section on cultural studies.
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J M Coetzee and the Idea of the Public Intellectual

Notes 1 . Dominic Head , in J . M . Coetzee , does full justice to allegorical
readings of the fiction and refers in the course of his book to many ... Peter
McDonald proposes a reading of Disgrace that resists allegorical interpretation ( “
Disgrace Effects ” ) . ... In their books on Coetzee , Dovey , Gallagher , and Head
all refer to the allegorical aspects of Waiting for the Barbarians and in doing so 80
ATTRIDGE.

Author: Jane Poyner

Publisher: Ohio Univ Ctr for International Studies

ISBN: UOM:39015064865051

Category: Literary Criticism

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This text addresses the contribution J.M. Coetzee has made to contemporary literature, not least for the contentious forays his work makes into South African political discourse and the field of postcolonial studies.
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The Slow Philosophy of J M Coetzee

Drawing on fresh archival material, this is the first study of its kind to explore Coetzee's writing process as already slow; as a program of seemingly relentless revision which brings forth his uniquely dense and crystalline style.

Author: Jan Wilm

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474256476

Category: Literary Criticism

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In The Slow Philosophy of J.M. Coetzee Jan Wilm analyses Coetzee's singular aesthetic style which, he argues, provokes the reader to read his works slowly. The effected 'slow reading' is developed into a method specifically geared to analyzing Coetzee's singular oeuvre, and it is shown that his works productively decelerate the reading process only to dynamize the reader's reflexion in a way that may be termed philosophical. Drawing on fresh archival material, this is the first study of its kind to explore Coetzee's writing process as already slow; as a program of seemingly relentless revision which brings forth his uniquely dense and crystalline style. Through the incorporation of material from drafts and notebooks, this study is also the first to combine an exploration of the writer's stylistic choices with a rigorous analysis of the reader's responses. The book includes close readings of Coetzee's popular and lesser known work, including Disgrace, Waiting for the Barbarians, Elizabeth Costello, Life and Times of Michael K and Slow Man.
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The Death of Jesus

In The Death of Jesus, J. M. Coetzee continues to explore the meaning of a world empty of memory but brimming with questions.

Author: J. M. Coetzee

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781984880918

Category: Fiction

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A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2020 After The Childhood of Jesus and The Schooldays of Jesus, the Nobel Prize-winning author completes his haunting trilogy with a new masterwork, The Death of Jesus In Estrella, David has grown to be a tall ten-year-old who is a natural at soccer, and loves kicking a ball around with his friends. His father Simón and Bolívar the dog usually watch while his mother Inés now works in a fashion boutique. David still asks many questions, challenging his parents, and any authority figure in his life. In dancing class at the Academy of Music he dances as he chooses. He refuses to do sums and will not read any books except Don Quixote. One day Julio Fabricante, the director of a nearby orphanage, invites David and his friends to form a proper soccer team. David decides he will leave Simón and Inés to live with Julio, but before long he succumbs to a mysterious illness. In The Death of Jesus, J. M. Coetzee continues to explore the meaning of a world empty of memory but brimming with questions.
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New Comparison

Michela Canepari - Labib MONEY , SEX AND LANGUAGE : The Concept of
Exchange in J . M . Coetzee ' s In the Heart of ... and irresponsible writer with no
interest in the material reality of South Africa , ' my article implies that Coetzee ' s
interest in ... RICHARD MARTIN , “ Narrative , History , Ideology : A Study of
Waiting for the Barbarians and Burger ' s Daughter ” ... CANEPARI-LABIB Money,
Sex and Language: The Concept of Exchange in J M Coetzee's In the Heart of
the Country.

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Secretary of the Invisible

In readings of the novels of the apartheid era, he traces this writer's rueful, ironic awareness of the limited, even incidental, form of political engagement that may emanate from such an aesthetic.

Author: Mike Marais

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042027121

Category: Literary Criticism

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How do individuals, who are part of a community, respond to the stranger as a stranger: i.e. without simply positioning this outsider in opposition to the community in which they are located? How may individuals receive something unknown and therefore surprising into their world without compromising it by identifying it in the terms of that world? In this study, Mike Marais traces the various ways in which Coetzee's fiction, fromDusklands through to Slow Man, repeatedly poses such questions of hospitality.It is shown that the form of ethical action staged in Coetzee's writing is grounded not in the individual's willed and rational achievement, but in his or her invasion and possession by the strangeness of the stranger. This ethic of hospitality, Marais argues, has a strong aesthetic dimension: for Coetzee, the writer is inspired to write by being acted upon by a force from beyond the phenomenal world. The writer is a secretary of the invisible. She or he is responsible to and for the invisible.Marais maintains that this understanding of writing as an involuntary response to that which exceeds history is evident from the first in Coetzee's fiction. In readings of the novels of the apartheid era, he traces this writer's rueful, ironic awareness of the limited, even incidental, form of political engagement that may emanate from such an aesthetic. He then goes on to argue that if it is the writer's obligation to render visible the invisible, writing must be a task that can never be completed. What is more, such writing is thus bound to be iterative in form. With this in mind, he traces the structural similarities between Coetzee's writing of the apartheid period and his post-apartheid and Australian writing, arguing that the later texts are self-reflexively aware of their endlessly repetitive nature.These contentions are developed incrementally through close readings of the individual novels that focus on recurring metaphors of hospitality – visitor, the stranger, the house, the castaway, the invisible, the dream, and the child.
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J M Coetzee and the Novel

This book argues that the significance of Coetzee's complex and finely-nuanced fiction lies in the acuity with which it both explores and develops the tradition of the novel - ranging from Cervantes, Defoe, and Richardson, to Dostoevsky, ...

Author: Patrick Hayes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199587957

Category: Fiction

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This book argues that the significance of Coetzee's complex and finely-nuanced fiction lies in the acuity with which it both explores and develops the tradition of the novel - ranging from Cervantes, Defoe, and Richardson, to Dostoevsky, Kafka, and Beckett - as part of a sustained attempt to rethink the relationship between writing and politics.
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