Posts Tagged: J. M. Coetzee

The Sunday Rumpus Interview: Christine Sneed

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Floyd Skloot interviews Christine Sneed about her latest story collection, The Virginity of Famous Men.

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Google vs. Author’s Guild

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The fight against Google’s digital library continues, and this time the effort has support from big-name authors like Margaret Atwood, Ursula K. Le Guin, Malcolm Gladwell, Peter Carey, and J. M. Coetzee. The case against Google making millions of books—many of them still under copyright protection—searchable online without paying for any licenses to do so goes […]

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One and The Same

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Nosy readers often delight in sleuthing out the parallels between an author’s work and their life, as if an identifiable autobiographical source might change the meaning behind the words. So what happens when authors eliminate the boundary altogether? By calling these books novels you might say that Coetzee is holding onto a fig leaf. More […]

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Reworking History

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Over at The Monthly, J.M. Coetzee and Arabella Kurtz elaborate on stringing a good yarn: What ties one to the real world is, finally, death. One can make up stories about oneself to one’s heart’s content, but one is not free to make up the ending. The ending has to be death: it is the […]

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Growing Up Coetzee

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Richard Linklater’s Boyhood has received a lifetime’s worth of press, but over at the Los Angeles Review of Books, Wai Chee Dimock grasps its literary paralells; alternating between analysis and essay, Dimock considers the film alongside J.M. Coetzee’s novel of the same title. He also touches on Coetzee’s plotting, The Prisoner of Azkaban, and the emotional weight underlying […]

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