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Inner Workings: Literary Essays 2000-2005by J M Coetzee
Synopses & Reviews
In addition to being one of the most acclaimed and accomplished fiction writers in the world, Nobel Prize winner J. M. Coetzee is also a literary critic of the highest caliber. In this collection of twenty essays, Coetzee examines the work of some of the twentieth-centurys greatest writers—from Samuel Beckett and Günter Grass to Gabriel García Márquez and Philip Roth. Brilliantly insightful, challenging yet accessible, these pieces demonstrate Coetzees sharp eye and unwavering critical acumen. Written with great clarity and precision, they offer a window into twenty immortal texts that will be of major interest to all readers of international literature, as well as to Coetzees many fans.
Coetzee explores the work of twentieth century German literature's greatest writers, an essay on Graham Greene's Brighton Rock and on the short fiction of Samuel Beckett. American literature is also strongly represented and Coetzee rounds off the collection with essays on three fellow Nobel laureates.
About the Author
J. M. Coetzee was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2003. He has won numerous other prizes, including the Booker Prize and the CNA Prize, South Afric‛s premier literary award. He is the author of seventeen books, most recently Slow Man.
Derek Attridge is a Coetzee scholar and professor of English at the University of York in England.
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