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Book by Coetzee JM
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A remarkable, searing portrait of a young colonial in early 1960s London, his first novel since winning the Booker Prize for the second time with Disgrace.Reseña del editor:
The narrator of Youth, a student in the South Africa of the 1950s, has long been plotting an escape from his native country: from the stifling love of his mother, from a father whose failures haunt him, and from what he is sure is impending revolution. Studying mathematics, reading poetry, saving money, he tries to ensure that when he arrives in the real world, wherever that may be, he will be prepared to experience life to its full intensity, and transform it into art. Arriving at last in London, however, he finds neither poetry nor romance. Instead he succumbs to the monotony of life as a computer programmer, from which random, loveless affairs offer no relief. Devoid of inspiration, he stops writing. An awkward colonial, a constitutional outsider, he begins a dark pilgrimage in which he is continually tested and continually found wanting. Set against the background of the 1960s - Sharpeville, the Cuban missile crisis, Vietnam - Youth is a remarkable portrait of a consciousness, isolated and adrift, turning in on itself. J. M. Coetzee explores a young man's struggle to find his way in the world with tenderness and a fierce clarity. (2002-02-18)
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Descripción Secker & Warburg, London, 2002. Hard Cover. Condición: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. First Edition. First U.K. Edition, first printing. Unread. Perfect condition. Jacket protected by archival cover. Set against the background of the 1960's, the Cuban missile crisis, Vietnam, the narrator, a young student of South Africa in the 1950s', arrives in London, but finds neither poetry nor romance. "A memorable picture of the harshness London can offer to incomers.Youth is a wonderful book.a portrait of the artist as a young man, to rank with any in the canon." David Sexton, Evening Standard. (quote from later edition.) Author of the Booker Prize winning novels, The Life & Times of Michael K, and Disgrace. Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003. Nº de ref. del artículo: 003595
Descripción SECKER & WARBURG., 2002. Hardcover. Condición: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. del artículo: P110436205823
Descripción Secker & Warburg, 2002. Condición: New. book. Nº de ref. del artículo: M0436205823