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Description - Stranger Shores by J. M. Coetzee

This volume gather together for the first time in book form twenty nine pieces on books, writing, photography and the 1995 Rugby World Cup in South Africa. Stranger Shores opens with What is a Classic? in which Coetzee explores the answer to his own question What does it mean in living terms to say that the classic is what survives? by way of T.S. Eliot, Johann Sebastian Bach and Zbigniew Herbert. is subjects range from the great eighteenth and nineteenth century writers Daniel Defoe, Samuel Richardson and Ivan Turgenev, to the great German modernists Rilke, Kafka and Musil, to the giants of late twentieth century literature, among them Harry Milisch, Joseph Brodsky, Jorge Borges, Salman Rushdie, Amos Oz, Naguib Mahfouz, Nadine Gordimer and Doris Lessing.f

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099422624
ISBN-10: 009942262X
Format: Paperback
(200mm x 131mm x 25mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - J. M. Coetzee

Coetzee is a professor of general literature at the University of Cape Town. He has won many literary awards, including the CNA prize, South Africa's premier literary award (three times), the Booker Prize (twice), the Prix -tranger Femina, the Jerusalem Prize, the Lannan Literary Award and the Irish Times International Fiction Prize.

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