Friday, November 02, 2012

A lonesome voice...

...Review: JM Coetzee: A Life in Writing
It is certainly this ambivalence towards a South African identity that has played a role in contributing towards his often muted reception in the country of his birth, despite his adulatory international audience. South African poet Christopher Hope once wrote in this regard that Coetzee “is a seditious, cerebral novelist, obsessed by questions of loneliness, liberty and guilt. And that is politically worrying and un-South African.”

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