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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Coetzee's Acts of Genre in the Later Works: Truth-Telling, Fiction and the Public Intellectual
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Poyner argues that 'an increasingly meta-discursive mode in Coetzee's fiction ... coincides with his departure from South Africa for Adelaide, Australia' and that, while Coetzee's 'later works may seem to have less relevance in a book about postcolonial authorship, they do make important contributions to debates on intellectualism and the author's authority pertinent to the postcolonial field'.


  • Epigraphs:

    • Would that I could follow your advice, my dear Anya .. But alas, it is a collection of opinions I am committed to, not a memoir. A response to the present in which I find myself. - Diary of a Bad Year
    • I am immensely uncomfortable with questions ... that call upon me to answer for (in two senses) my novels, and my responses are often taken as evasive ... my difficulty is precisely with the project of stating positions, taking positions. - Doubling the Point

  • This article also discusses Coetzee's The Lives of Animals which is outside the scope of AustLit.

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    y separately published work icon J. M. Coetzee and the Paradox of Postcolonial Authorship Jane Poyner , Farnham : Ashgate , 2009 Z1663682 2009 multi chapter work criticism This book deals predominantly with Coetzee's writing prior to his arrival in Australia. Individual chapters focus on Dusklands, In the Heart of the Country, Waiting for the Barbarians, Life and Times of Michael K., Foe, Age of Iron, The Master of Petersburg and Disgrace. The final chapter relates to Coetzee's later works and is separately indexed on AustLit. Farnham : Ashgate , 2009 pg. 167-184
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