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Elizabeth Costello - J.M. Coetzee
Elizabeth Costello
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Since 1982, J. M. Coetzee has been dazzling the literary world. After eight novels that have won, among other awards, two Booker Prizes, and most recently, the Nobel Prize, Coetzee has once again crafted an unusual and deeply affecting tale. Told through an ingenious series of formal addresses,... show more
Since 1982, J. M. Coetzee has been dazzling the literary world. After eight novels that have won, among other awards, two Booker Prizes, and most recently, the Nobel Prize, Coetzee has once again crafted an unusual and deeply affecting tale. Told through an ingenious series of formal addresses, Elizabeth Costello is, on the surface, the story of a woman?s life as mother, sister, lover, and writer. Yet it is also a profound and haunting meditation on the nature of storytelling.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780142004814 (0142004812)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 231
Edition language: English
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JulieM
JulieM rated it
3.0 Elizabeth Costello
Short stories about an Australian author, Elizabeth Costello. Most of the stories were ok - except for the last one - very good story examining at the end of the day, what is it that we really believe. Does it matter?
Vera
Vera rated it
One of those books whose images stay with you but gosh, I didn't care. I just didn't care. Read this review instead. I was describing it to a friend and she said, oh, a grade twelve book. By which she meant a book you're assigned to study in high school.
koralute
koralute rated it
Elizabeth Costello is old - a fact that the reader couldn't possibly EVER forget, as Coetzee states it over and over and over again in the book.The story is an excuse for the author to pseudo-philosophize, and he wanders around and loses threads and is just as incoherent as his title character often...
SJane
SJane rated it
I enjoyed Elizabeth Costello – the ideas kept my interest despite the book being lean on plot and character development. The relationships the protagonist has with her son and sister seem like they ought to be explored, but instead they’re mostly abandoned, the characters being used only as instrume...
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