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Youth by J.M. Coetzee
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Dec 06, 2008

liked it
Recommended for: people who are not annoyed with lots of questions asked by the main character..

I've read about Coetzee before and got curious about his work. This is the first book I've read written by him. I read it on the train and at times got annoyed by the main character constantly asking questions on life and his psychological problems.

All in all it was a good book, but I wasn't too impressed. Maybe Coetzee has better novels than this one. It was a nice one, nonetheless.

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J.M. Coetzee
“But he cannot see a connection between the end of yearning and the end of poetry. Is that what growing up amounts to: growing out of yearning, of passion, of all intensities of the soul?”
J.M. Coetzee, Youth

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December 6, 2008 – Shelved
December 6, 2008 –
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December 8, 2008 – Finished Reading

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