From Publishers Weekly
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The Nobel Prize winning author, J.M. Coetzee is dead.
She finds it very odd that a man who is hardly capable of intimacy makes his living writing books about "intimate human experience".
For me, his prose has an uncommon directness that resonates with clarity and truthfulness making good writing so deceptively simple.
Under the series title "Scenes from Provincial Life", the South African writer J.M. Coetzee had published two volumes of semi-fictionalized memoirs, Boyhood (1997) and... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Christopher Culver
I have read this book mesmerised by the prose and because of the contents. Coetzee allow us to glimpse some periods of his life though the vision that the author thinks other... Read morePublished 9 months ago by MARIA
And it pretty much stayed spot on from there. Like his books which I like, Coetzee is sparse with his prose and sprinkles insight throughout the book. Great...Published 11 months ago by BronxRev
Mr. Coetzee's books are always thought provoking and interesting.Summertime is no exception.While not a quick read;this book will make you think about us human beings and our... Read morePublished 12 months ago by michael walke
After BOYHOOD and YOUTH, I expected another searing self-portrait told in calm and beautifully measured third-person. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Vestal McIntyre
Reading is possible to grasp the air of f South Africa. A writer that knows how to transmit feelings. The irony of being telling the story from the point of view of being death. Read morePublished 19 months ago by amateco
=You wrote to me and offered an interview. You said that you'd once been involved sexually with the writer John Coetzee.=
Did I? Did I really say involved? Read more
To become a writer requires a strategy. You write to make a living, or not make a living but to bring readers to your work, your vision of the world, your embrace of language,... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Tom Maremaa
I don't understand exactly what J.M.Coetzee was trying to accomplish with this book, but I can say that he did it very well. Read morePublished on January 29, 2013 by gammyraye