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y In the Heart of the Country single work   novel  
Issue Details: First known date: 1977 1977
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Adaptations

form y Dust Marion Hänsel , France Belgium : Daska Films Flach Film France 3 Cinéma Man's Films , 1986 8035726 1986 single work film/TV

The isolated lives of a white father and daughter on a South African farm are disrupted by the arrival of black farm-workers, and the resulting racial and sexual tension.

In the Heart of the Country J. M. Coetzee , 2014 single work screenplay
— Appears in: Two Screenplays 2014;

Notes

  • Sections 85-94 have appeared in South Africa in the magazine Standpunte 124, August 1976.
  • Editions and translations have been updated for Disgrace by Eilish Copelin as part of a Semester 2, 2013 scholar's internship. The selection and inclusion of these editions and translations was based on their availability through the search facilities of Libraries Australia andTrove (National Library of Australia), as well as UNESCO's Index Translationum.

    Given the international popularity of Coetzee's work, however, this record may not yet comprehensive. Due to the enormous breadth of critical material on Coetzee's work, indexing of secondary sources is also not complete.

  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      Secker and Warburg , 1977 .
      Extent: 138p.
      Edition info: First UK ed.
      ISBN: 9780436256707, 0436256703
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      Harper and Row , 1977 .
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      Alternative title: From the Heart of the Country
      Extent: 138p.
      Edition info: First US ed.
      Note/s:
      • Published in the US as 'From the Heart of the Country'
      ISBN: 006010841X, 9780060108410
    • Johannesburg,
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      Ravan Press , 1978 .
      Extent: 138p.
      Edition info: First South African ed.
      ISBN: 0869750771, 9780869750773
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      Penguin Books , 1982 .
      Extent: 138p.
      ISBN: 9780140062281, 0140062289
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      Vintage , 1999 .
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      Extent: 151p.
      ISBN: 0749394250 (pbk), 9780749394257
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      Vintage , 2004 .
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      Extent: 151p.
      ISBN: 0099465949, 9780099465942
Alternative title: Au coeur de ce pays
Language: French
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      Éditions Maurice Nadeau , 1981 .
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      Extent: 186p.
      Edition info: 1st ed.
      ISBN: 2865410110, 9782865410118
      Series: y Série Domaine étranger Paris : Éditions Maurice Nadeau , 1988 8057681 1988 series - publisher novel Number in series: 2042
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      Éditions Maurice Nadeau , 1985 .
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      Extent: 186p.
      Reprinted: 1998
      Note/s:
      • This edition published under the title 'Dust : au cœur de ce pays : roman', and with the following note: "Précédemment paru sous le titre : 'Au cœur de ce pays'".
      ISBN: 2862310352, 29782862310350
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      C. Bourgois , 1989 .
      Extent: 186p.
      ISBN: 2264014121, 9782264014122
      Series: y Série Domaine étranger Paris : Éditions Maurice Nadeau , 1988 8057681 1988 series - publisher novel Number in series: 2042
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      Le Serpent à plumes , 1999 .
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      Extent: 222p.
      Reprinted: 2003
      ISBN: 2842611160, 9782842611163
      Series: Motifs series - publisher novel Number in series: 74
    • Paris,
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      Editions du Seuil , 2006 .
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      Extent: 221p.
      ISBN: 2020676516, 9782020676519
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      Points , 2007 .
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      Extent: 221p.
      ISBN: 2757807188, 9782757807187
      Series: y Points Paris : Points , 1970 8020796 1970 series - publisher novel Number in series: 1846

Works about this Work

Horizons Not Only of Expectation : Lessons from In the Heart of the Country Martina Ghosh-Schellhorn , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Approaches to Teaching Coetzee's Disgrace and Other Works 2014; (p. 49-58)
Restoring Madness to History in J.M. Coetzee’s In the Heart of the Country 2014 single work
— Appears in: MediaTropes , vol. 4 no. 2 2014; (p. 46-67)
'This article interrogates the curious dismissal of madness from the critical landscape surrounding J. M. Coetzee’s In the Heart of the Country, and makes suggestions concerning how madness works in the novel and why—given certain critical and historical pressures—it has been persistently sidelined. An analysis of the novel in light of Coetzee’s scholarship on Samuel Beckett suggests that Magda’s discourse, like those of many Beckettian narrators, follows patterns of affirmation and auto-negation, constituting a fiction of what Coetzee calls “net zero.” In particular, Magda extends this pattern to the taking on and casting off of identities, perhaps in the style of the hermit crab she puts forward as an image of herself. An intertextual examination of the semantic and rhetorical range of madness as it appears in Coetzee’s other fiction and scholarship reveals that madness, for Coetzee, consistently denotes: on the one hand, a contagious force moving throughout a social body, and on the other hand, the labor of writing under the threat of illegibility—a threat conditioned in large part by the madness of the social body. By infecting the writer who might record its workings in history and thereby inhibiting or distorting that record, madness likewise appears in historical record as “net zero.” Thus, rather than simply being mad, Magda’s relationship with madness is emblematic of the (dis)appearance of madness in and from history.' (Publication abstract)
The Gate Deferred : J.M. Coetzee and the Battle Against Doubt Scott Esposito , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 73 no. 3 2013; (p. 90-111)
'Esposito writes of Coetzee's characters (it is not Elizabeth Costello alone) in effect morally naked at the Gate, awaiting admission after - or so they think - the passing of a last judgement, but what is it that is expected of them, and what is this a gate to? (David Brooks, 'Editorial' p. 6)
The Gate Deferred : J.M. Coetzee and the Battle Against Doubt Scott Esposito , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 73 no. 3 2013; (p. 90-111)
'Esposito writes of Coetzee's characters (it is not Elizabeth Costello alone) in effect morally naked at the Gate, awaiting admission after - or so they think - the passing of a last judgement, but what is it that is expected of them, and what is this a gate to? (David Brooks, 'Editorial' p. 6)
Horizons Not Only of Expectation : Lessons from In the Heart of the Country Martina Ghosh-Schellhorn , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Approaches to Teaching Coetzee's Disgrace and Other Works 2014; (p. 49-58)
Restoring Madness to History in J.M. Coetzee’s In the Heart of the Country 2014 single work
— Appears in: MediaTropes , vol. 4 no. 2 2014; (p. 46-67)
'This article interrogates the curious dismissal of madness from the critical landscape surrounding J. M. Coetzee’s In the Heart of the Country, and makes suggestions concerning how madness works in the novel and why—given certain critical and historical pressures—it has been persistently sidelined. An analysis of the novel in light of Coetzee’s scholarship on Samuel Beckett suggests that Magda’s discourse, like those of many Beckettian narrators, follows patterns of affirmation and auto-negation, constituting a fiction of what Coetzee calls “net zero.” In particular, Magda extends this pattern to the taking on and casting off of identities, perhaps in the style of the hermit crab she puts forward as an image of herself. An intertextual examination of the semantic and rhetorical range of madness as it appears in Coetzee’s other fiction and scholarship reveals that madness, for Coetzee, consistently denotes: on the one hand, a contagious force moving throughout a social body, and on the other hand, the labor of writing under the threat of illegibility—a threat conditioned in large part by the madness of the social body. By infecting the writer who might record its workings in history and thereby inhibiting or distorting that record, madness likewise appears in historical record as “net zero.” Thus, rather than simply being mad, Magda’s relationship with madness is emblematic of the (dis)appearance of madness in and from history.' (Publication abstract)
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