Life And Times Of Michael K
Publish date: August 6th 1998
Pages no: 184
Edition language: English
, Literary Fiction
, 20th Century
, Nobel Prize
, African Literature
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.
Ask me to pronounce verdict on a work of literature flaunting self-indulgent wordplay, revelling in its own brand of avant-gardism which stops short of making a powerful statement on our troubled times, and my response to it is likely to be lukewarm. Ask me to judge a book dissecting the greater hum...
Excellent, excellent novel about a young man lost in South Africa trying to make a life for himself. It sounds trite but it's so much more than that. This book didn't blow me away quite like DISGRACE but it was amazing and beautiful and lyrical all the same. http://www.bostonbibliophile.com/2011/05/...
isn't this a Liberal Guilt Novel? Coetzee imagines--and believably so--what an illiterate good-natured black South African day laborer/agriculturist has to go through, but the result is the glorification of a human being I'm not sure I would necessarily commit much time to if I met IRL. yes, i belie...
What an awesome book by an amazingly talented author. This is a story of a young man who despite the war all around him is determined to live his life his own way and the country that opposes him.
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