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'Place in J.M. Coetzee's writing is seldom just home, in any comfortable sense, nor is there the process of re-familiarization that one finds in so much postcolonial writing that answers metropolitan representations of colonial space. On the contrary, place in Coetzee is a site of epistemological dualisms, of failed self/other relationships, of incommensurability, of aesthetic destruction: "too much truth for art to hold" (Doubling 99). Intimacy and detachment, in equal measure, in Coetzee's relationship with South Africa: that is the dynamic I wish to explore in this essay.' (p.229)


  • This article deals with a range of Coetzee's novels, published before and after his arrival in Australia.

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  • Appears in:
    y Novel : A Forum on Fiction vol. 41 no. 2/3 Spring/Summer 2008 Z1671134 2008 periodical issue 2008 pg. 229-243
    • Includes list of works cited.
    • Available online via Duke University Press.
    • Sighted: 24/02/2010
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    South Africa,
    Southern Africa, Africa,
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