J.M. Coetzee





J.M. Coetzee

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in Cape Town, South Africa
February 09, 1940

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John Maxwell Coetzee is an author and academic from South Africa. He is now an Australian citizen and lives in South Australia.
A novelist and literary critic as well as a translator, Coetzee has won the Booker Prize twice and was awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature.


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GillianSlovo remembers how her fellow South African author's passion for the truth was coupled with a brilliant sense of humour

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The first time I met Nadine Gordimer as an adult was after she won the Nobel prize for literature in 1991. I had heard of her ferocious reaction when anyone daredchange a word, or even a comma, of her...

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“Become major, Paul. Live like a hero. That's what the classics teach us. Be a main character. Otherwise what is life for?”
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“When all else fails, philosophize.”
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“The secret of happiness is not doing what we like but in liking what we do.”
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