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October 7th, 2003


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caitfish
01:52 pm - First post!
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Right now we are reading Disgrace by now Nobel Prize winner J.M. Coetzee.

He is the only author to win Britain's prestigious Booker award twice; in 1999, for Disgrace, and in 1983 for The Life and Times of Michael K.

The most common critical assessment I can find of his work is that he masters the perspective of the "outsider," but I am not quite sure what that says about his work yet.

In fact, I am starting to believe that reading The Life and Times of Michael K would have been a better way to start with his work, but we'll see.

A couple of good reviews can be found at Salon:
http://www.salon.com/books/review/1999/11/05/coetzee/
and The Guardian:
http://books.guardian.co.uk/reviews/generalfiction/0,6121,96805,00.html

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