J.M. Coetzee

J.M. Coetzee


Born
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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Until Turkey frees detained writers and returns to the rule of law, it cannot claim to be a member of the free world

Dear President Erdoğan,

We wish to draw your attention to the damage being done to the Republic of Turkey, to its reputation and the dignity and wellbeing of its citizens, through what leading authorities on freedom of expression deem to be the unlawful detention and wrongful convi...

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Average rating: 3.76 · 181,714 ratings · 13,645 reviews · 90 distinct worksSimilar authors
Disgrace

3.84 avg rating — 68,397 ratings — published 1999 — 141 editions
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Waiting for the Barbarians

3.94 avg rating — 20,329 ratings — published 1980 — 97 editions
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Life and Times of Michael K

3.85 avg rating — 13,296 ratings — published 1983 — 94 editions
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Foe

3.45 avg rating — 7,352 ratings — published 1986 — 61 editions
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Elizabeth Costello

3.42 avg rating — 6,671 ratings — published 2001 — 47 editions
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Slow Man

3.42 avg rating — 6,930 ratings — published 2005 — 48 editions
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Youth

3.79 avg rating — 5,465 ratings — published 2002 — 52 editions
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Summertime

3.76 avg rating — 4,776 ratings — published 2009 — 39 editions
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Diary of a Bad Year

3.61 avg rating — 4,381 ratings — published 2007 — 51 editions
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The Childhood of Jesus

3.39 avg rating — 4,327 ratings — published 2013 — 52 editions
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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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