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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The Czech novelist has fallen victim to a campaign of orchestrated slander

Eleven writers, including JM Coetzee, have signed a letter of support for the dissident Czech writer Milan Kundera, who they say has been wrongly accused of denouncing a western spy to communist authorities:

An attempt has recently been made to stir up a defamatory campaign with the aim of sullying the reputation of Milan...

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Average rating: 3.75 · 98,815 ratings · 7,649 reviews · 64 distinct works · Similar authors
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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?”
J.M. Coetzee

“When all else fails, philosophize.”
J.M. Coetzee, Disgrace

“The secret of happiness is not doing what we like but in liking what we do.”
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