Critical Perspectives on J. M. Coetzee

  • Graham Huggan
  • Stephen Watson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Graham Huggan, Stephen Watson
      Pages 1-10
  3. Part I

  4. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Peter Knox-Shaw
      Pages 107-119
    3. Patricia Merivale
      Pages 152-167
    4. David Attwell
      Pages 213-216
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 217-246

About this book


Critical Perspectives on J.M. Coetzee is one of the first collections of critical essays on this major contemporary writer. The essays, written by an international cast of contributors, adopt a variety of approaches to Coetzee's often controversial work, taking care to place that work within its wider cultural context. Contributions include essays of more general import, ranging across Coetzee's oeuvre, as well as essays that analyse in more detail individual Coetzee novels. The collection also includes a preface by Coetzee's fellow South African, the internationally acclaimed writer Nadine Gordimer.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Graham Huggan
    • 1
  • Stephen Watson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EnglishHarvard UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Department of EnglishUniversity of CapetownSouth Africa

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