Issue Details: First known date: 2009 2009
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'In this volume, Nashef looks at J.M. Coetzee's concern with universal suffering and the inevitable humiliation of the human being as manifest in his novels. Though several theorists have referred to the theme of human degradation in Coetzee's work, no detailed study has been made of this area of concern especially with respect to how pervasive it is across Coetzee's literary output to date. This study examines what J.M. Coetzee's novels portray as the circumstances that contribute to the humiliation of the individual--namely the abuse of language, master and slave interplay, aging and senseless waiting--and how these conditions can lead to the alienation and marginalization of the individual' (Publisher's blurb)


  • Dedication:
    In memory of my parents

    I dedicate this book especially to my mother, Hala, who was
    my main source of inspiration and support.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • New York (City), New York (State),
      United States of America (USA),
      Routledge , 2009 .
      Extent: xxii, 196 pp.
      Description: illus.
      • Includes bibliographical references (p. [185]-192) and index.
      ISBN: 9780415998291, 0415998298
Last amended 27 May 2011