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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 I Am Doubt Itself : Criticism, Narrative, Ethics
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'Susan Barton tenders this provocation in a letter in J M Coetzee’s novel, Foe, when a strange woman, who claims to be her daughter, arrives at the house where she is staying. Addressing Foe, purportedly the author of her story, she is also, implicitly, addressing her omniscient narrator.'


  • Epigraph: I thought I was myself and this girl a creature from another order speaking words you made up for her. But now I am full of doubt. I am doubt itself. Who is speaking me? Am I a phantom too? To what order do I belong? And you: who are you?

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