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J. M. Coetzee and the Ethics of Reading: Literature in the Event

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Nobel Prize-winning novelist J. M. Coetzee is one of the most widely taught contemporary writers, but also one of the most elusive. Many critics who have addressed his work have devoted themselves to rendering it more accessible and acceptable, often playing down the features that discomfort and perplex his readers.

Yet it is just these features, Derek Attridge argues, that
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by University Of Chicago Press
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Salvatore
Jun 10, 2015 Salvatore rated it it was ok
Theoretical approaches to Coetzee's writing up to 2003, but clearly more interested in its own theory and concept of writing than it is with lucid examples within Coetzee's texts. Each essay offers some further depth into the novel(s) it discusses, but there's a lot of noise from the theorists that seems to distance the reader from true literary analysis.
Tully
Jul 27, 2008 Tully rated it it was ok
Attridge's method: (1) switch Postcolonial Theory Machine to the "on" position; (2) insert Coetzee's novel__________; (3)wait ten minutes; (4) collect pellet
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