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A Universe of (Hi)Stories

Essays on J.M. Coetzee


Liliana Sikorska

This book contains papers written by international scholars concerned with the works by the Nobel Prize winner J.M. Coetzee. The papers cover a wide range of topics from the introduction to South African English literature through J.M. Coetzee’s autobiographical works to his most controversial Booker Prize winning novel Disgrace.
Contents: Phil van Schalkwyk: Whiteman’s blues: South African English literature – H.P. van Coller: A contextual interpretation of J.M. Coetzee’s novel Disgrace – Jacques Van Der Elst: Guilt, reconciliation and redemption: Disgrace and its South African context – Ryszard Bartnik: The politics of engagement in J.M. Coetzee’s Foe and In the heart of the country – Anna Cichoń: Boyhood. Scenes from Provincial Life and Youth - J.M. Coetzee’s autobiographies – Ayobami Kehinde: African fiction in the service of history: Narrating racial dissonance in J.M. Coetzee’s Waiting for the barbarians – Liliana Sikorska: Displacement and wandering in the context of the medieval concept of homo viator in J.M. Coetzee’s Life and times of Michael K – Jerzy Koch/Paweł Zajas: «They pass each other by, too busy even to wave»: J.M. Coetzee and his foreign reviewers.