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Encountering Disgrace

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Author: William E. McDonald
Publisher: Camden House
ISBN: 1571134034
Size: 71.73 MB
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Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 363
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First book of essays devoted to Coetzee's controversial novel, combining critical and pedagogical approaches.

The History Of Italy

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Author: Julia Corner
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 66.39 MB
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Languages : en
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J M Coetzee Fictions Of The Real

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Author: Anthony Uhlmann
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351759981
Size: 80.39 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 162
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J.M. Coetzee has new things to say about this relation between the ‘real’ and ‘fictions of the real’, and while much has already been written about him, these questions need to be more fully explored. The contributions to this volume are drawn together by the idea of the hinge between the world (whether understood in ontological, bio-ethical, personal and interpersonal, or socio-political terms) and fictional representations of it (whether understood in epistemological, ficto-biographical, formal, or stylistic terms). In this collection, the question of understanding itself — how we understand or imagine our place in the world — is shown to be central to our conception of that world. That is, rather than beginning with forms developed in socio-political understandings, Coetzee’s works ask us to consider what role fiction might play in relation to politics, in relation to history, in relation to ethics and our understanding of human agency and responsibility. Coetzee has a profound interest in the methods through which we make sense of the contemporary world and our place in it, and his approach appeals to readers of fiction, critics and philosophers alike. The central problems he deals with in his fiction are of the kind that confront people everywhere and so involve a "translatability" that allow the works to maintain relevance across cultures. Added to this, though, his fiction makes us question the nature of understanding itself. This book was originally published as a special issue of Textual Practice.

J M Coetzee And The Ethics Of Power

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Author: Emanuela Tegla
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 900430844X
Size: 23.88 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 292
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In J. M. Coetzee and the Ethics of Power, Emanuela Tegla offers an exploration of the interconnectedness between morality and individual conscience in Coetzee’s fiction, as well as a narratological analysis of important stylistic aspects, such as tense, narrative silence or the moral implications of the novels’ endings.