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Title:J. M. Coetzee and South Africa: thoughts on the social life of fiction
Author:Attwell, DavidISNI
Year:2004
Periodical:The English Academy Review
Volume:21
Pages:105-117
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:writers
prose
attitudes
About person:John Michael Coetzee (1940-)ISNI
Link:https://doi.org/10.1080/10131750485310111a
Abstract:Looking at the appraisal of J.M. Coetzee's writing in South Africa, especially his 'Disgrace', published in 1999, the present author examines the question of why in South Africa the space between reportage and fiction is so frequently closed down, that Coetzee himself feels compelled to say that 'life inside a book is different from real life; not better, just different'. In this context, the author considers the meaning and the value of Coetzee's form of literary self-consciousness. Bibliogr., notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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