Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 Strong Opinions : J. M. Coetzee and the Authority of Contemporary Fiction
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This new collection of essays on Coetzee examines how his novels create and unsettle literary authority. Its unique contribution is to show how Coetzee provokes us into reconsidering certain basic formal and existential questions such as the nature of literary realism, the authority of the author and the constitution of the human self in a posthumanist setting by consciously revealing the literary-theoretical seams of his work. Strong Opinions makes the innovative claim that Coetzee’s work is driven not by a sense of scepticism or nihilism but rather by a form of controlled exposure that defines the literary. The essays in the volume variously draw attention to three of Coetzee’s most recent and significant experiments in controlled exposure. The first is the exposure of place-Coetzee’s decision to set his novels in his newly adopted country of Australia. The second is the exposure of form-Coetzee’s direct, almost essayistic address of literary-philosophical topics within his novels. And the third is the exposure of limits-Coetzee’s explicit deconstruction of the traditional limits of human life (Publisher website).


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* Contents derived from the New York (City), New York (State),
United States of America (USA),
Continuum , 2011 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
J. M. Coetzee's Australian Realism, Elleke Boehmer , 2011 single work criticism (p. 3-18)
'In Australia You Start Zero': The Escape from Place in J. M. Coetzee's Late Novels, Melinda Harvey , 2011 single work criticism (p. 19-34)
J. M. Coetzee and Patrick White: Explorers, Settlers, Guests, María J. López , 2011 single work criticism (p. 35-52)
Note: Written as: María López.
Literary Migration: Shifting Borders in Coetzee's Australian Novels, Sue Kossew , 2011 single work criticism (p. 113-124)

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