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  • Brighton Rock by Graham Greene
    Brighton Rock (English, Paperback) Graham Greene

    One of the first lessons I took from it was that a serious novel could be an exciting novel - that the novel of adventure could also be the novel of ideas' Ian McEwanA gang war is raging through the dark underworld of Brighton. Greene's gripping thriller, exposes a world of loneliness and fear, of life lived on the 'dangerous edge of things'.

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  • Waiting For The Barbarians by J. M. Coetzee
    Waiting For The Barbarians (English, Paperback) J. M. Coetzee

    For decades the Magistrate has run the affairs of a tiny frontier settlement, ignoring the impending war between the barbarians and the Empire, whose servant he is.

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  • Dusklands by J. M. Coetzee
    Dusklands (English, Paperback) J. M. Coetzee

    A megalomaniac Boer frontiersman wreaks hideous vengeance on a Hottentot tribe for undermining the 'natural' order of his universe with their anarchic rival order, mocking him and subjecting him to the humiliations of his own all too palpable flesh.

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  • Life And Times Of Michael K by J. M. Coetzee
    Life And Times Of Michael K (English, Paperback) J. M. Coetzee

    In a South Africa torn by civil war, Michael K sets out to take his mother back to her rural home. Life and Times of Michael K goes to the centre of human experience - the need for an interior, spiritual life, for some connections to the world in which we live, and for purity of vision.

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  • Foe by J. M. Coetzee
    Foe (English, Paperback) J. M. Coetzee

    In the early eighteenth century, Susan Barton finds herself adrift from a mutinous ship and cast ashore on a remote desert island. There she finds shelter with its only other inhabitants: a man named Cruso and his tongueless slave, Friday. In time, she builds a life for herself as Cruso's companion and, eventually, his lover.

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  • Foe by J. M. Coetzee
    Foe (English, Paperback) J. M. Coetzee

    In the early eighteenth century, Susan Barton finds herself adrift from a mutinous ship and cast ashore on a remote desert island. There she finds shelter with its only other inhabitants: a man named Cruso and his tongueless slave, Friday. In time, she builds a life for herself as Cruso's companion and, eventually, his lover.

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  • The Lives of Animals by J. M. Coetzee
    The Lives of Animals (English, Paperback) J. M. Coetzee

    The idea of human cruelty to animals so consumes novelist Elizabeth Costello in her later years that she can no longer look another person in the eye: humans, especially meat-eating ones, seem to her to be conspirators in a crime of stupefying magnitude taking place on farms and in slaughterhouses, factories, and laboratories across the world....

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  • Disgrace by J. M. Coetzee
    Disgrace (Paperback) J. M. Coetzee

    After years teaching Romantic poetry at the Technical University of Cape Town, David Lurie, middle-aged and twice divorced, has an impulsive affair with a student. Willing to admit his guilt, but refusing to yield to pressure to repent publicly, he resigns and retreats to his daughter Lucy's isolated smallholding.

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  • Dangling Man by Saul Bellow
    Dangling Man (Paperback) Saul Bellow

    When his induction into the army is delayed, Joseph finds himself facing a year of idleness. This journal presents an account of his restless wanderings through Chicago's streets, his musings on the past, his psychological reaction to his inactivity while war rages around him, and his uneasy insights into the nature of freedom and choice.

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  • Boyhood by J. M. Coetzee
    Boyhood (English, Paperback) J. M. Coetzee

    With a father he imitated but could not respect, and a mother he both adored and resented, he picked his way through a world that refused to explain its rules, but whose rules he knew he must obey. Steering between these contradictions, Boyhood evokes the tensions, delights and terrors of childhood with startling, haunting immediacy.

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  • In The Heart Of The Country by J. M. Coetzee
    In The Heart Of The Country (Paperback) J. M. Coetzee

    Stifled by the torpor of colonial South Africa and trapped in a web of reciprocal oppression, a lonely sheep farmer seeks comfort in the arms of a black concubine. But when his embittered spinster daughter Magda feels shamed, this lurch across the racial divide marks the end of a tenuous feudal peace.

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  • Disgrace by J. M. Coetzee
    Disgrace (Paperback) J. M. Coetzee

    INCLUDES A READING GUIDEAfter years teaching Romantic poetry at the Technical University of Cape Town, David Lurie, middle-aged and twice divorced, has an impulsive affair with a student. Willing to admit his guilt, but refusing to yield to pressure to repent publicly, he resigns and retreats to his daughter Lucy's isolated smallholding.

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  • Second Nature by Jonathan Balcombe
    Second Nature (English, Paperback) Jonathan Balcombe

    Jonathan Balcombe's follow-up to his successful first book, Pleasurable Kingdom, is an eloquent and scientifically informed account, which shatters the myth that animals eat and reproduce mindlessly and shows how we humans have to learn to treat them as sentient beings capable of feelings and pain and emotions.

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  • Youth by J. M. Coetzee
    Youth (English, Paperback) J. M. Coetzee

    Youth's narrator, a student in 1950s South Africa, has long been plotting an escape from his native country. Studying mathematics, reading poetry, saving money, he tries to ensure that when he arrives in the real world he will be prepared to experience life to its full intensity, and transform it into art.

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  • Inner Workings by J. M. Coetzee
    Inner Workings (Paperback) J. M. Coetzee

    Coetzee's essays from 1986 to 1999, Inner Workings gathers together his literary essays from 2000 to 2005. Coetzee further explores the work of six of twentieth-century German literature's greatest writers: Robert Musil, Robert Walser, Walter Benjamin (the Arcades Project), Joseph Roth, Gunter Grass, W.G.

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  • The Childhood of Jesus by J. M. Coetzee
    The Childhood of Jesus (English, Paperback) J. M. Coetzee

    An astonishing new masterpiece from the Nobel and twice Booker Prize-winning author of Disgrace and SummertimeAfter crossing oceans, a man and a boy - both strangers to each other - arrive in a new land. In this strange new country they are assigned a new name, a new birthday, a new life.

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  • Youth by J M Coetzee
    Youth (English, Paperback) J M Coetzee

    The second installment of J. M. Coetzee's fictionalized "memoir" explores a young man's struggle to experience life to its full intensity and transform it into art. The narrator ofYouth has long been plotting an escape-from the stifling love of his overbearing mother, a father whose failures haunt him, and what he is sure is impending revolution in his native country of South Africa. Arriving at...

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  • Disgrace by J. M. Coetzee
    Disgrace (English, Paperback) J. M. Coetzee

    When discovered by the college authorities, he is expected to apologise and repent in an effort to save his job, but he refuses to become a scapegoat in what he see as as a show trial designed to reinforce a stringent political correctness.

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  • Diary of a Bad Year by J. M. Coetzee
    Diary of a Bad Year (Hardback) J. M. Coetzee

    What, he asks, is the origin of the state and the nature of the relationship between citizen and state? How should the citizen of a modern democracy react to the state's willingness to set aside moral considerations and civil liberties in its war on terror, a war that includes the use of torture?

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  • Elizabeth Costello by J. M. Coetzee
    Elizabeth Costello (English, Paperback) J. M. Coetzee

    Elizabeth Costello is an Australian writer of international renown. Her life has become a series of engagements in sterile conference rooms throughout the world - a private consciousness obliged to reveal itself to a curious public: the presentation of a major award at an American college where she is required to deliver a lecture;

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