On J. M. Coetzee (eBook)
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I was born in the year J.M. Coetzee published his third novel,Waiting for the Barbarians. My mother read this dark, disturbing book with its multiple scenes of torture as she breastfed me at night, while my older sister slept and the house was quiet. It was 1980. The apartheid government had declared a state of emergency in the face of growing internal revolt, and my parents were thinking of leaving South Africa again.
For Ceridwen Dovey, J.M. Coetzee has always been there, challenging the rest of us to keep up, resisting our attempts to pin him down. Her mother wrote the first critical study of Coetzees early novels, uncovering their startlingly original ways of bringing together literature and politics. With tenderness and insight, Dovey draws on this family history to explore the Nobel Prizewinners work.