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J.M. Coetzee - Author

About the Author

J M Coetzee's work includes Waiting For The Barbarians, Life & Times of Michael K, Boyhood: Scenes From Provincial Life, Youth, and Disgrace which won the Booker Prize, making him the first author to have won it twice. In 2003 he won the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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Die Schulzeit Jesu

Die Schulzeit Jesu

Author: J.M. Coetzee Format: eBook Release Date: 22/02/2018

In der Fortsetzung von "e;Die Kindheit Jesu"e; schreibt der Nobelpreistrager J. M. Coetzee in seinem neuen Roman uber Immigration und das Ratsel vom Ankommen. Der kleine Junge David und seine Stiefeltern Ines und Simon geraten auf der Suche nach einem neuen Leben nach Estrella. Beschutzt von seinem Hund Bolivar schliet David neue Freundschaften und tobt uber die Felder. Aber er wird schon sieben und muss eine Schule finden. Unterstutzt von den geheimnisvollen drei Schwestern wird David in die Tanzakademie aufgenommen. In seinen goldenen Tanzschuhen lernt er, die edlen Zahlen vom Himmel zu rufen. J. M. Coetzee entfaltet sein Denken in Geschichten, die Fragen stellen, und gibt sie dem Leser als Ratsel weiter. Existentielle Situationen stellt er in seinen Romanen wie auf einer Experimentierbuhne nach: was es bedeutet, Eltern zu sein, heranzuwachsen, seinen Platz im Leben zu finden.

Late Essays

Late Essays

Author: J.M. Coetzee Format: eBook Release Date: 28/08/2017

Crossing J.M. Coetzee's range of well-known writerly interests, including Beckett, with essays on Australian writers including Gerald Murnane, Patrick White and Les Murray.The subjects covered range from Daniel Defoe in the early eighteenth century to Coetzee's contemporary Philip Roth. Coetzee has had a long-standing interest in German literature and here he engages with the work of Goethe, H,lderlin, Kleist and Walser. There are four fascinating essays on fellow Nobel laureate Samuel Beckett. There are essays too on Tolstoy's great novella The Death of Ivan Ilyich, on Flaubert's masterpiece Madame Bovary, and on the Argentine modernist Antonio Di Benedetto. J.M. Coetzee, a great novelist himself, is a wise and insightful guide to these works of international literature that span three centuries.

Ein Haus in Spanien

Ein Haus in Spanien

Author: J.M. Coetzee Format: eBook Release Date: 24/05/2017

Fluchtig und sprode, leuchtend und skeptisch, verschattet und schon - die drei Meistererzahlungen J.M. Coetzees Ein Haus in Spanien Nietverloren und Er und sein Mann in einem Band.Die unverhoffte Wiederbegegnung mit einem Ort aus der Kindheit, das Wiederkennen einer existentiellen Situation, die Sehnsucht nach einem autarken Leben: Das alles wird zum Beginn erzahlerischer Meditationen, die in den Falten der Geschichten, in dem, was sie verbergen, eine Wahrheit finden. Fluchtig und sprode, leuchtend und skeptisch, verschattet und schon - eine Erzahlung des zuruckgekehrten Robinson Crusoe beschliet diesen Band.Heimgekehrte Schiffbruchige - vielleicht ist das eine der vielen Signaturen von Coetzees ratselhaftem Werk.

Eine gute Geschichte

Eine gute Geschichte

Author: J.M. Coetzee, Arabella Kurtz Format: eBook Release Date: 27/10/2016

"e;Die Geschichten, die wir uber uns selbst erzahlen, mogen nicht wahr sein, aber sie sind alles, was wir haben."e;Wir alle erzahlen Geschichten - Schriftsteller alleine fur sich, wir fur andere, gemeinsam mit einem Therapeuten, um das Ratsel unserer Biographie zu losen. Wir sind von Geschichten umstellt und spinnen sie in einem fort. Doch steckt uberhaupt eine Wahrheit hinter den Varianten, Versuchen, Projektionen? J. M. Coetzee geht in seinem Austausch und Briefwechsel mit der Psychotherapeutin Arabella Kurtz diesen Fragen nach. Ausgehend von seiner eigenen Arbeit, mit Exkursen zu Dostojewskij und Cervantes sowie Ruckgriffen auf das eigene Leben, diskutieren sie Antworten in dem von Sigmund Freud und Melanie Klein abgesteckten Feld."e;Coetzees Stil ist wie immer eindringlich und konzentriert ... Kurtz erweckt die psychoanalytischen Konzepte und Praxis mit einer seltenen Prazision und Unmittelbarkeit zum Leben."e;Literary Review

Povestea cea buna. Un fascinant dialog intre un laureat Nobel si o psihoterapeuta despre nevoia umana de a imagina povesti

Povestea cea buna. Un fascinant dialog intre un laureat Nobel si o psihoterapeuta despre nevoia umana de a imagina povesti

Author: J.M. Coetzee, Arabella Kurtz Format: eBook Release Date: 22/08/2016

Un fascinant dialog intre un laureat Nobel si o psihoterapeuta despre nevoia umana de a imagina povesti.Lucrnd de unul singur, scriitorul este singurul responsabil pentru povestea pe care o spune. Pe de altA parte, terapeutul colaboreazA cu pacientul, ajutndu-l sA -E i spunA povestea vieE ii. Ce fel de adevA r ncearcA sA reveleze poveE tile create de pacient E i terapeut: adevA rul obiectiv sau cel subiectiv E i schimbA tor al amintirilor explorate E i retrA ite n siguranE a oferitA de relaE ia terapeuticA ?Plecnd de la operele unor mari scriitori ca Dostoievski sau Cervantes sau de la importanE i psihanaliE ti precum Freud sau Melanie Klein, dialogul pe care l poartA J.M. Coetzee E i Arabella Kurtz ne oferA o nE elegere profundA asupra poveE tilor pe care le spunem despre vieE ile noastre.

Childhood of Jesus

Childhood of Jesus

Author: J.M. Coetzee Format: eBook Release Date: 22/12/2014

After crossing oceans, a man and a boy arrive in a new land. Here they are each assigned a name and an age, and held in a camp in the desert while they learn Spanish, the language of their new country. As Simon and David they make their way to the relocation centre in the city of Novilla, where officialdom treats them politely but not necessarily helpfully.Simon finds a job in a grain wharf. The work is unfamiliar and backbreaking, but he soon warms to his stevedore comrades, who during breaks conduct philosophical dialogues on the dignity of labour, and generally take him to their hearts. Now he must set about his task of locating the boy's mother. Though like everyone else who arrives in this new country he seems to be washed clean of all traces of memory, he is convinced he will know her when he sees her. And indeed, while walking with the boy in the countryside Simon catches sight of a woman he is certain is the mother, and persuades her to assume the role. David's new mother comes to realise that he is an exceptional child, a bright, dreamy boy with highly unusual ideas about the world. But the school authorities detect a rebellious streak in him and insist he be sent to a special school far away. His mother refuses to yield him up, and it is Simon who must drive the car as the trio flees across the mountains.THE CHILDHOOD OF JESUS is a profound, beautiful and continually surprising novel from a very great writer.

Disgrace

Disgrace

Author: J.M. Coetzee Format: eBook Release Date: 13/11/2014

After years teaching Romantic poetry at the Technical University of Cape Town, David Lurie, middle-aged and twice divorced, has an impulsive affair with a student. The affair sours, he is denounced and summoned before a committee of inquiry. Willing to admit his guilt, but refusing to yield to pressure to repent publicly, he resigns and retreats to his daughter Lucy's isolated smallholding.For a time, his daughter's influence and the natural rhythms of the farm promise to harmonise his discordant life. But the balance of power in the country is shifting. He and Lucy become victims of a savage and disturbing attack which brings into relief all the faultlines in their relationship.By the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature and twice winner of the Booker Prize.

Life And Times Of Michael K

Life And Times Of Michael K

Author: J.M. Coetzee Format: eBook Release Date: 13/11/2014

In a South Africa torn by civil war, Michael K sets out to take his mother back to her rural home. On the way there she dies, leaving him alone in an anarchic world of brutal roving armies. Imprisoned, Michael is unable to bear confinement and escapes, determined to live with dignity. Life and Times of Michael K goes to the centre of human experience - the need for an interior, spiritual life, for some connections to the world in which we live, and for purity of vision.

Von hier nach da

Von hier nach da

Author: J.M. Coetzee, Paul Auster Format: eBook Release Date: 22/05/2014

2008, kurz nachdem sie sich in Australien begegnet waren, schrieb J. M. Coetzee an Paul Auster in New York und bot ihm an, gemeinsam einen Briefwechsel zu fuhren. Bis 2011 debattieren sie freimutig sie uber den Lauf der Welt: von Tennis bis Vatersein, von erotischer Attraktion bis Finanzkrise, von Hochzeit zu Liebe. Scharfsinnig denken sie uber unsere Gegenwart nach und bieten dem Leser in ihren manchmal ausgelassenen Briefen Einblick in ihr Leben und ein ungeschutztes Portrat ihrer Freundschaft. Und sie erklaren, warum es manchmal besser ist, Laub zu harken, als Romane zu lesen.

Die Kindheit Jesu

Die Kindheit Jesu

Author: J.M. Coetzee Format: eBook Release Date: 23/10/2013

J. M. Coetzees groer Roman Die Kindheit Jesu ist ein Meteor voller Intensitat, Uberraschung und Schonheit. Emigration, Einsamkeit, das Ratsel einer Ankunft: In einem fremden Land finden sich ein Mann und ein Junge wieder, wo sie ohne Erinnerung ihr Leben neu erfinden mussen. Sie mussen nicht nur eine neue Sprache lernen, sondern auch dem Jungen eine Mutter suchen. - In einem dunklen Glas spiegelt J. M. Coetzee unsere Welt, so dass sich alles Nebensachliche unseres Umgangs verliert und die elementarsten Gesten sichtbar werden.

Scenes from Provincial Life

Scenes from Provincial Life

Author: J.M. Coetzee Format: eBook Release Date: 28/09/2011

In one volume, JM Coetzee's majestic trilogy of fictionalised memoir, Boyhood, Youth and Summertime.Scenes from Provincial Life opens in a small town in the South Africa of the 1940s. We meet a young boy who, at home, is ill at ease with his father and stifled by his mother's unconditional love. At school he passes every test that is set for him, but he remains wary of his fellow pupils, especially the rough Afrikaners. As a student of mathematics in Cape Town he readies himself to escape his homeland, travel to Europe and turn himself into an artist. Once in London, however, the reality is dispiriting: he toils as a computer programmer, inhabits a series of damp, dreary flats and is haunted by loneliness and boredom. He is a constitutional outsider. He fails to write. Decades later, an English biographer researches a book about the late John Coetzee, particularly the period following his return to South Africa from America. Interviewees describe an awkward man still living with his father, a man who insists on performing dull manual labour. His family regard him with suspicion and he is dogged by rumours: that he crossed the authorities in America, that he writes poetry. Scenes from Provincial Life is a heartbreaking and often very funny portrait of the artist by one of the world's greatest writers.

Summertime

Summertime

Author: J.M. Coetzee Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2010

A rich, funny, and deeply affecting autobiographical novel from one of the world's greatest living writers.A young English biographer is working on a book about the late writer, John Coetzee. He plans to focus on the years from 1972-1977 when Coetzee, in his thirties, is sharing a run-down cottage in the suburbs of Cape Town with his widowed father. This, the biographer senses, is the period when he was 'finding his feet as a writer'. Never having met Coetzee, he embarks on a series of interviews with people who were important to him - a married woman with whom he had an affair, his favourite cousin Margot, a Brazilian dancer whose daughter had English lessons with him, former friends and colleagues. From their testimony emerges a portrait of the young Coetzee as an awkward, bookish individual with little talent for opening himself to others. Within the family he is regarded as an outsider, someone who tried to flee the tribe and has now returned, chastened. His insistence on doing manual work, his long hair and beard, rumours that he writes poetry evoke nothing but suspicion in the South Africa of the time.