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J.M. Coetzee & the ethics of reading literature in the event by Derek Attridge

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Published by University of Chicago Press in Chicago .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • South Africa,
  • South Africa.

Subjects:

  • Coetzee, J. M., 1940- -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • Modernism (Literature) -- South Africa,
  • Difference (Psychology) in literature,
  • Ethics in literature,
  • South Africa -- In literature

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-218) and index.

Other titlesJ.M. Coetzee and the ethics of reading, Ethics of reading
StatementDerek Attridge.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR9369.3.C58 Z53 2004
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 225 p. ;
Number of Pages225
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3292153M
ISBN 100226031160, 0226031179
LC Control Number2004009713

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This book is about the metanarrative and metafictional elements of J. M. Coetzee’s novels. It draws together authorship, readership, ethics, and formal analysis into one overarching argument about how narratives work the boundary between art and : Alexandra Effe. Nobel Prize-winning novelist J. M. Coetzee is one of the most widely taught contemporary writers, but also one of the most elusive. Many critics who have addressed his work have devoted themselves to rendering it more accessible and acceptable, often playing down the features that discomfort and perplex his readers. Yet it is just these features, Derek Attridge argues, that give Coetzee's work. Using J.M. Coetzee's The Lives of Animals (Coetzee ) as a basis, our article compares the straightforward ethical reading of literature as an unproblematic means for creating reader sympathy. Book Review: The Lives of Animals by J.M. Coetzee J.M. Coetzee takes on a literary struggle with the moral distinction – or lack thereof – between human and animal suffering and death. Whether you agree with him or not, this book should be of interest to most people thinking about animals and morality.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xv, pages ; 23 cm: Contents: Modernist form and the ethics of otherness: Dusklands and In the heart of the country --Against allegory: Waiting for the barbarians and Life & times of Michael K --The silence of the canon: Foe --Trusting the other: Age of iron --Expecting the unexpected: The master of Petersburg.   J.M. Coetzee and the Ethics of Reading: Literature in the Event. Chicago: U of Chicago P, xv + pp. Chicago: U of Chicago P, xv + pp. A fruitful vein of scholarship on J. M. Coetzee's fiction has taken up the ethics of Emmanuel Levinas, or themes of alterity and responsibility from Levinas and others as elaborated by Jacques. J. M. Coetzee (born 9 February ) is a South African-born novelist, essayist, linguist, translator and recipient of the Nobel Prize in has also won the Booker Prize twice, the Jerusalem Prize, CNA Prize (thrice), the Prix Femina étranger, The Irish Times International Fiction Prize, as well as many other awards and honours, and he holds a number of honorary doctorates.   Chapter One Modernist Form and the Ethics of Otherness. Dusklands and In the Heart of the Country: I: During the years in which Coetzee's first six novels were written-from Dusklands () to Age of Iron ()-there were few places in which the writing and reading of literature was more tested by political exigencies and expectations than South :