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  • The Lives of Animals
    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
    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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  • Foe
    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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  • Life And Times Of Michael K
    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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  • The Childhood of Jesus
    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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  • Brighton Rock
    Brighton Rock (English, Paperback) Graham Greene

    COETZEEA gang war is raging through the dark underworld of Brighton. Believing he can escape retribution, he is unprepared for the courageous, life-embracing Ida Arnold. Greene's gripping thriller, exposes a world of loneliness and fear, of life lived on the 'dangerous edge of things'.

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  • Disgrace
    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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  • Dusklands
    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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  • Waiting For The Barbarians
    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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  • Disgrace
    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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  • Boyhood
    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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  • Dangling Man
    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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  • Elizabeth Costello
    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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  • Inner Workings
    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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  • Slow Man
    Slow Man (English, Paperback) J. M. Coetzee

    But his feelings for her, and for her handsome teenage son, are complicated by the sudden arrival on his doorstep of the celebrated Australian novelist Elizabeth Costello, who threatens to take over the direction of his life and the affairs of his heart.

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  • Here and Now
    Here and Now (English, Paperback) J. M. Coetzee

    Not long after, Auster received a letter from Coetzee, suggesting they begin exchanging letters on a regular basis and, 'God willing, strike sparks off each other.'Here and Now is the result of that proposal: an epistolary dialogue between two great writers who became great friends.

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  • Disgrace
    Disgrace (English, Paperback) J M Coetzee

    Set in post-apartheid South Africa, J. M. Coetzee's searing novel tells the story of David Lurie, a twice divorced, 52-year-old professor of communications and Romantic Poetry at Cape Technical University. Lurie believes he has created a comfortable, if somewhat passionless, life for himself. He lives within his financial and emotional means. Though his position at the university has been reduced,...

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  • The Good Story
    The Good Story (English, Paperback) Professor of General Literature J M Coetzee

    J.M. Coetzee: What relationship do I have with my life history? Am I its conscious author, or should I think of myself as simply a voice uttering with as little interference as possible a stream of words welling up from my interior?...

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  • The Childhood of Jesus
    The Childhood of Jesus (English, Hardback) Professor of General Literature J M Coetzee

    "A major new novel from the Nobel Prize-winning author of Waiting for the Barbarians, The Life & Times of Michael K and Disgrace Nobel laureate and two-time Booker Prize winner J. M. Coetzee returns with a haunting and surprising novel about childhood and destiny that is sure to rank with his classic novels. Separated from his mother as a passenger on a boat bound for a new land, David is a boy...

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  • Second Nature
    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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