By (author) Professor of General Literature J M Coetzee
Format: Paperback / softback
Disgrace by Professor of General Literature J M Coetzee
Book DescriptionComing in 2009, the major motion picture starring John Malkovich Written with austere clarity, Disgrace explores the downfall of one man and dramatizes with unforgettable, almost unbearable vividness the plight of South Africa-a country caught in the chaotic aftermath of the overthrow of Apartheid.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780143115281
Paperback / softback
(190mm x 127mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 27-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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An innovative and inspired work of fiction, this book by the Nobel Prize-winning author of "Disgrace" allows one of the most revered writers of our time to imagine his own life with a critical and unsparing eye. A Man Booker Prize finalist.
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Author Biography - Professor of General Literature J M Coetzee
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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