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J.M. Coetzee
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Calyre
Calyre rated it 9 months ago
Tandis qu'il n'est pas difficile de vivre une vie qui consiste simplement à passer le temps. Je suis un de ces êtres heureux qui échappent à toute vocation.
Book Thoughts
Book Thoughts rated it 11 months ago
This was my third book by J.M. Coetzee and it was the best of the three I have read. This book looks at a magistrate for the British Empire living in a frontier settlement of an African nation. The book examines his anti-colonialist views at the end of a long life and career, and it also has a dee...
Calyre
Calyre rated it 1 year ago
Le bonheur, se dit-il, n'enseigne rien. Le malheur, en revanche, vous endurcit pour l'avenir. Le malheur est l'école de l'âme. Des eaux du malheur on émerge sur l'autre rive, purifié, fort, prêt à faire de nouveau face aux défis d'une vie pour l'art.Désormais, a-t-il décidé, il va se livrer en toute...
Book Thoughts
Book Thoughts rated it 1 year ago
The is my second novel by Coetzee and I am still not that impressed. This one is depressing - it starts that way and ends that way. I understand that the author is describing how awful wartime can be, especially for people limited by money or by intellect, but I just felt that it was overdone.
tyryant
tyryant rated it 2 years ago
Very strong writing, but the plot and themes do not connect with me. Another book by a middle aged man about a middle aged man and his sexual desires. Feels a bit thin in its metaphors/analogies. Sometimes reads as frustrating non-committal to the themes it's raising.
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