"Fiercely revealing, bluntly unsentimental. . .a telling portrait of the artist as a young man that illuminates the hidden source of his art." —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
J.M. Coetzee's latest novel, The Schooldays of Jesus, is now available from Viking. Late Essays: 2006-2016 will be available January 2018.
Coetzee grew up in a new development north of Cape Town, tormented by guilt and fear. With a father he despised, and a mother he both adored and resented, he led a double life—the brilliant and well-behaved student at school, the princely despot at home, always terrified of losing his mother's love. His first encounters with literature, the awakenings of sexual desire, and a growing awareness of apartheid left him with baffling questions; and only in his love of the high veld ("farms are places of freedom, of life") could he find a sense of belonging. Bold and telling, this masterly evocation of a young boy's life is the book Coetzee's many admirers have been waiting for, but never could have expected.
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Until writing this book, the author of Waiting for the Barbarians and other acclaimed novels has remained determinedly private about the personal experiences that sparked his writing. In Boyhood, describing his youth in the third person, J. M. Coetzee limns the halting struggle toward maturity of a sensitive, bookish boy contemptuous of his weak father who yearns--and fears--to loosen a powerful attachment to his mother. He evokes the narrowness and cruelty of South African society in the years following World War II with the same austere yet passionate prose that distinguishes his fiction.About the Author:
Born in Cape Town, South Africa, on February 9, 1940, John Michael Coetzee studied first at Cape Town and later at the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned a Ph.D. degree in literature. In 1972 he returned to South Africa and joined the faculty of the University of Cape Town. His works of fiction include Dusklands, Waiting for the Barbarians, which won South Africa’s highest literary honor, the Central News Agency Literary Award, and the Life and Times of Michael K., for which Coetzee was awarded his first Booker Prize in 1983. He has also published a memoir, Boyhood: Scenes From a Provincial Life, and several essays collections. He has won many other literary prizes including the Lannan Award for Fiction, the Jerusalem Prize and The Irish Times International Fiction Prize. In 1999 he again won Britain’s prestigious Booker Prize for Disgrace, becoming the first author to win the award twice in its 31-year history. In 2003, Coetzee was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
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Descripción Secker & Warburg, 1997. Estado de conservación: Good. First Edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP9884580
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Descripción Secker & Warburg, London, 1997. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good +. First Edition. 166pp. HARDCOVER. Clean copy internally. No inscriptions. Possibly unread. However, 6 page leaves have corner nipped off. (Text unaffected & may be manufacturing fault?) D/w would have been VG but has scratches. Dustwrapper will be supplied in new protective sleeve or lyfjacket. Size: 8vo - over 73/4" - 93/4" tall. Nº de ref. de la librería 47268/103
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Descripción Secker & Warburg, London, 1997. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine. First Edition. 166 pp. Brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Fine condition but for a small dark streak on rear board that is barely noticeable. Corners square. Interior is clean and bright throughout with no markings. Jacket is near fine with only some rubbing at the top edges, but no tears or fraying. Revisiting the South Africa of now 65 years ago, Coetzeewrites about his childhood and his interior life. Size: Octavo. Nº de ref. de la librería 025403
Descripción Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd, 1997. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Boyhood: Scenes from Provincial Life This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Nº de ref. de la librería 7719-9780436204487
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Descripción Secker and Warburg. First English edition., London, 1997. Hardcover/Hardback. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. First Edition. Scenes from childhood; signed by the author. Fine in dustwrapper. signed by author. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 44648
Descripción Harvill Secker uk, UK, 1997. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. 1st Edition. Vol 1 Boyhood : very fine first printing in a very good unclipped dust jacket with the original price intact, having a little creasing to the extremites.SIGNED by the Author to the title page. Vol 2 Youth : A fine second printing with the usual tanning in a fine dust jacket with the original price intact, having an area of staining hidden to the bottom SIGNED by the Author to the title page. Vol 3 : Summertime A mint first printing in a likewise unclipped dust jacket, immaculate unread and SIGNED by the Author to the title page. The complete 3 separate volumes of Scenes From Provincial Life, the widely acclaimed trilogy from this Nobel & Booker Winning Author. Scarce to find with these superb attributes especially at this attractive price. BOXED DESPATCH. Author Signed. Nº de ref. de la librería 004592