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Buy This Book. Coetzee's latest work of fiction offers us a profound and delicate vision of literary celebrity, artistry and the private life of the mind. In , J. Coetzee dazzled the literary world with the now classic Waiting for the Barbarians.
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Five novels, two Man Booker prizes and the Nobel Prize For Literature later, Coetzee is a writer of international stature and a novelist whose publication of a new work is heralded as a literary event.
Now, in his first work of fiction since The New York Times bestselling Disgrace , he has crafted an unusual and deeply affecting tale. Elizabeth Costello is a humane, moral, and uncompromising creation.
The subject of J. Famous principally for an early novel that established her reputation and from which, it seems, she will never escape, she has reached the stage, late in life, where her remaining function is to be venerated and applauded. One of a new breed of intellectual nomads, her life has become a series of engagements in sterile conference rooms throughout the world -- a private consciousness obliged to reveal itself to a curious public: the presentation of a major award at an American college where she is required to deliver a lecture; a sojourn as the writer-in-residence on a cruise liner during which she encounters a fellow guest lecturer, an African poet also employed to divert the passengers.
Then there is a disquieting appearance at a writers' conference in Amsterdam where she finds the subject of her talk unexpectedly among the audience. She has made her life's work the study of other people, yet now it is she who is the object of scrutiny.
But, for her, what matters is the continuing search for a means of articulating her vision and the verdict of future generations. It is a simple bridging problem, a problem of knocking together a bridge.
People solve such problems every day. They solve them, and having solved them push on. Let us assume that, however it may have been done, it is done.
A Writer’s Life: J. M. Coetzee’s Elizabeth Costello
Let us take it that the bridge is built and crossed, that we can put it out of our mind. We have left behind the territory in which we were.
We are in the far territory; where we want to be. Elizabeth Costello is a writer, born in , which makes her sixty-six years old, going on sixty-seven. She has written nine novels, two books of poems, a book on bird life, and a body of journalism. By birth she is Australian. She was born in Melbourne and still lives there, though she spent the years to abroad, in England and France.
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