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message 1: by Jessica (last edited Mar 15, 2013 07:21AM) (new)

Jessica (jesstrea) | 296 comments Coetzee's published work consists of fiction, fictionalised autobiographies (which he terms "autrebiography"), and non-fiction.

Fiction
Dusklands (1974) ISBN 0-14-024177-9
In the Heart of the Country (1977) ISBN 0-14-006228-9
Waiting for the Barbarians (1980) ISBN 0-14-006110-X
Life & Times of Michael K (1983) ISBN 0-14-007448-1
Foe (1986) ISBN 0-14-009623-X
Age of Iron (1990) ISBN 0-14-027565-7
The Master of Petersburg (1994) ISBN 0-14-023810-7
Disgrace (1999) ISBN 978-0-14-311528-1
Elizabeth Costello (2003) ISBN 0-670-03130-5
Slow Man (2005) ISBN 0-670-03459-2
Diary of a Bad Year (2007) ISBN 1-84655-120-X
The Childhood of Jesus (2013) ISBN 978-1846557262

Fictionalised autobiography
Boyhood: Scenes from Provincial Life (1997) ISBN 0-14-026566-X
Youth: Scenes from Provincial Life II (2002) ISBN 0-670-03102-X
Summertime (2009) ISBN 1-84655-318-0
Scenes from Provincial Life (2011) ISBN 1-84655-485-3. An edited single volume of Boyhood: Scenes from Provincial Life, Youth: Scenes from Provincial Life II, and Summertime.

Non-fiction
White Writing: On the Culture of Letters in South Africa (1988) ISBN 0-300-03974-3
Doubling the Point: Essays and Interviews (1992) ISBN 0-674-21518-4
Giving Offense: Essays on Censorship (1996), University of Chicago Press [hence, US spelling "offense"] ISBN 0-226-11176-8
Stranger Shores: Literary Essays, 1986–1999 (2002) ISBN 0-14-200137-6
The Lives of Animals (1999) ISBN 0-691-07089-X
Inner Workings: Literary Essays, 2000–2005 (2007) ISBN 0-09-950614-9
Here and Now: Letters, 2008–2011 (2013), a forthcoming collection of letters exchanged with Paul Auster

Translations and introductions
A Posthumous Confession by Marcellus Emants (Boston: Twayne, 1976 & London: Quartet, 1986) Translated by J. M. Coetzee.
The Expedition to the Baobab Tree by Wilma Stockenström (Johannesburg: Jonathan Ball, 1983 & London: Faber, 1984) Translated by J. M. Coetzee.
Landscape with Rowers: Poetry from the Netherlands Translated and Introduced by J. M. Coetzee (2004) ISBN 0-691-12385-3
Introduction to Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (Oxford World's Classics) ISBN 0-19-210033-5
Introduction to Brighton Rock by Graham Greene (Penguin Classics) ISBN 0-14-243797-2
Introduction to Dangling Man by Saul Bellow (Penguin Classics) ISBN 0-14-303987-3
Introduction to The Vivisector by Patrick White (Penguin, 1999) ISBN 0-14-310567-1
Introduction to The Confusions of Young Törless by Robert Musil (Penguin Classics, 2001) ISBN 978-0-14-218000-6
Introduction to Samuel Beckett: The Grove Centenary Edition vol. IV by Samuel Beckett, edited by Paul Auster (New York: Grove Press, 2006) ISBN 0-8021-1820-8
\Book reviews
Coetzee, J. M. (30 April 2009). "The Making of Samuel Beckett". The New York Review of Books 56 (7): 13–16. – Coetzee reviews Martha Dow Fehsenfeld and Lois More Overbeck (eds) (2009). The Letters of Samuel Beckett, Volume 1: 1929–1940. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-86793-2.

Film and TV adaptations
Dust (1985), based on In the Heart of the Country
The Lives of Animals (2002)
Disgrace (2008)


message 2: by Jessica (last edited Mar 15, 2013 07:17AM) (new)

Jessica (jesstrea) | 296 comments Coetzee has long been one of my favorite authors. I am not yet a completist, but have read 6 of his novels, 2 of his autobiographical works, and several essay collections.


message 3: by Jessica (last edited Mar 15, 2013 07:27AM) (new)

Jessica (jesstrea) | 296 comments Odd. Wiki had The Lives of Animals, an essay collection, listed among his novels.

Coetzee has long been an animal rights activist and vegetarian, and his contribution to this work, an anthology, has these concerns at its center.


message 4: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan (nathandjoe) | 47 comments He is an excellent writer, though his latest is rubbish. I have read all of his novels, most of his autobiogs, and quite a few of his essays. He seems to have peaked around Disgrace in my opinion...


message 5: by Jessica (new)

Jessica (jesstrea) | 296 comments Which is his latest? It's true, I got annoyed with him with Slow Man. Disgrace is brilliant and you're right, it's been downhill since.


message 6: by Jessica (new)

Jessica (jesstrea) | 296 comments The Childhood of Jesus? didn't even know about that one til I posted this list...


message 7: by Rise (new)

Rise Jessica wrote: "Odd. Wiki had The Lives of Animals, an essay collection, listed among his novels."

It's like a fictional essay, featuring the character of Costello. The two lectures in it also appear in the novel Elizabeth Costello.


message 8: by Jessica (last edited Mar 15, 2013 10:17AM) (new)

Jessica (jesstrea) | 296 comments I suppose that explains it. Still, the book itself is nonfiction. And one could argue that Coetzee's piece could be listed under 'fictionalized autobiography'. Though of course 'Elizabeth Costello' is not. That book came out of the 2 lectures he gave.


message 9: by Traveller (new)

Traveller (moontravlr) | 81 comments Good grief, i didn't know he'd written such a lot! I guess i should make a plan to at least read Disgrace sometime, since it does seem to come highly recommended.


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