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Jm Coetzee

The Life and Death of the World Historical Figure

Francis Levy | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
Francis Levy

At the end of his short encomium to Mandela in The New York Review of Books, "On Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)," J.M. Coetzee writes, "He was, and by th...

Difference and Deliverance in the Digital Age

Ruth Starkman | Posted 05.20.2013 | Books
Ruth Starkman

The Deliverance of Others offers political and aesthetic reflections on the global age and interrogates received conceptions of rationality, the family, the body, and human capacities for emotional connection.

Robert Kennedy on the GNP: We Don't Measure What Really Matters

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics
Jesse Kornbluth

How do you live with yourself when you click on a website or read a pundit's column or turn on a "news" show and find yourself exposed yet again to hatred and stupidity and raw prejudice delivered so slickly it almost sounds like reasonable opinion?

Was J.M. Coetzee's Elizabeth Costello Inspired by Canada's Elizabeth Abbott?

Elizabeth Abbott | Posted 08.13.2011 | Books
Elizabeth Abbott

Literature is rife with naming mysteries, from Dominick Dunne-like romans à clef to Shakespeare's "Who is Sylvia?" Esteemed poet Ken Babstock has introduced a new twist into the name game, and it's jarringly personal.

10 Novels That Will Disturb Even The Coldest Of Hearts | Posted 07.18.2011 | Books

Jezebel-writer Anna North’s debut novel, America Pacifica, is out today. The story centers around an impoverished teenage girl who is struggling to ...

The Wisest, Most Relevant Novel About 9/11 Was Published In 1980

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

The South African novelist J.M. Coetzee writes with a pen that's sharp as a knife, in ink made from his own blood. Or so it seems, for each word seems carved or cut, obtained at great price, offered as a sacrifice.

Why Do Novelists Hate Being Interviewed? | CHRISTY LEMIRE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"I Don't Want to Talk About It." That was on the card Don DeLillo handed me in Athens after I crossed seven time zones to interview him back in 1979. ...

'Penguin Ink' Debuts | Keith Staskiewicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Penguin Books upcoming "Penguin Ink" series, in which the publisher commissioned tattoo artists and illustrators to re-imagine the covers of six moder...

Booker Shortlist 2009: Byatt, Coetzee Are Back

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

LONDON — Previous winners A.S. Byatt and J.M. Coetzee are among six finalists announced Tuesday for literature's prestigious Man Booker Prize. ...