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Boyhood, Scenes from Provincial Life

Coetzee, J.M.

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ISBN 10: 0436204487 / ISBN 13: 9780436204487
Editorial: Secker & Warburg, London, 1997
Condición: Near Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: The Chatham Bookseller (Madison, NJ, Estados Unidos de America)

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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. N° de ref. de la librería 025403

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Título: Boyhood, Scenes from Provincial Life

Editorial: Secker & Warburg, London

Año de publicación: 1997

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Near Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine

Edición: First Edition.

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"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.

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