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Alternative title: He and His Man
Issue Details: First known date: 2003... 2003 The Nobel Lecture in Literature
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  • Coetzee's acceptance speech for the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature was delivered in the form a short story titled 'He and His Man'. It was delivered at the Swedish Academy in Stockholm on 7 December 2004, and subsequently published as an essay.

    'The story features Robinson Crusoe, long after his return from the island, reflecting on death and spectacle, writing and allegory, solitude and sociability, as he searches his mind for some true understanding of the "man" who writes of and for him.'

    Source: Amazon website, www.amazon.com

    Sighted: 20/11/2006

  • Epigraph: But to return to my new companion. I was greatly delighted with him, and made it my business to teach him everything that was proper to make him useful, handy, and helpful; but especially to make him speak, and understand me when I spoke; and he was the aptest scholar there ever was. -- Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe

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      2003 .
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      • Available in video and text format.
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
      :
      Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin Books ,
      2003 .
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      Extent: 26p.
      Edition info: 1st ed.
      ISBN: 0143034537, 9780143034537
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Best Australian Essays 2004 Robert Dessaix (editor), Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2004 Z1160230 2004 anthology essay extract autobiography Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2004 pg. 87-96
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Nobel Lectures : From the Literature Laureates, 1986 to 2005 Nobel Foundation (editor), Carlton : Melbourne University Publishing , 2006 Z1332193 2006 anthology essay short story Carlton : Melbourne University Publishing , 2006
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Three Stories J. M. Coetzee , Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2014 7721999 2014 selected work short story

    'As he gets older he finds himself growing more and more crabby about language, about slack usage, falling standards. Falling in love, for instance. 'We fell in love with the house', friends of his say. How can you fall in love with a house when the house cannot love you back, he wants to reply? Once you start falling in love with objects, what will be left of real love, love as it used to be? But no one seems to care. People fall in love with tapestries, with old cars.

    'A man contemplates his deep connection to a house.

    'The unfathomable idea of threshing wheat points to a life lost.

    'And a writer ponders the creation of his narrator.' (Publication summary)

    Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2014
    Note: With title: He and His Man
Alternative title: Hij en zijn man
Language: Dutch
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      Netherlands,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Cossee ,
      2004 .
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      Extent: 56p.
      Edition info: 1st ed.
      Note/s:
      • With an introduction by Arnon Grunberg.
      ISBN: 9059360583, 9789059360587
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