Doubling the Point: Essays and Interviews



Nadine Gordimer Has Written Of JM Coetzee That His Vision Goes To The Nerve Centre Of Being What He Finds There Is Than Most People Will Ever Know About Themselves, And He Conveys It With A Brilliant Writer S Mastery Of Tension And Elegance Doubling The Point Takes The Reader To The Center Of That Vision These Essays And Interviews, Documenting Coetzee S Longtime Engagement With His Own Culture, And With Modern Culture In General, Constitute A Literary Autobiography Centrally Concerned With The Form And Content Of Fiction, Doubling The Point Provides Insight Into The Significance Of Certain Writers Particularly Modernists Such As Kafka, Musil, And Beckett , The Value Of Intellectual Movements From Structuralism And Structural Linguistics On Through Deconstruction , And The Issues Of Political Involvement And Responsibility Not Only For Coetzee S Own Work, But For Fiction Writing In General In Interviews Prefacing Each Section Of The Book, Coetzee Reflects On The Essays To Follow And Relates Them To His Life And Work In These Interviews Editor David Attwell Prompts From Coetzee Answers Of Depth And Interest The Result Is The Story Of A Fiction Writer S Intellectual Development, And Of An Intellectual S Literary Development It Is The Story Of How One Writer Has Moved Through The Scholarly And Political Trends Of The Last Years, Carefully Assessing Their Applications And Limitations, And Through This Experience Forged For Himself A Unique And Powerful Literary Voice Informed In Equal Parts By Life And LearningDoubling the Point: Essays and Interviews

John Maxwell Coetzee is an author and academic from South Africa He became an Australian citizen in 2006 after relocating there in 2002 A novelist and literary critic as well as a translator, Coetzee has won the Booker Prize twice and was awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature.

[BOOKS] ✬ Doubling the Point: Essays and Interviews ✶ J.M. Coetzee – E17streets4all.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 438 pages
  • Doubling the Point: Essays and Interviews
  • J.M. Coetzee
  • English
  • 07 May 2019
  • 0674215184

10 thoughts on “Doubling the Point: Essays and Interviews

  1. says:

    A master s course on its own You want digestible but academic analyses of Beckett s computational poetics, Kafka s insane use of verb tenses, Tolstoy s regression in confessional fiction, Nadine Gordimer s professionalism, or Captain America s penis You got it A pretty thorough look into the mind and craft and theories of Coetzee and the authors and events he s informed by Truly penetrating, which is probably why he never wrote something this or has given interviews like those collected A master s course on its own You want digestible but academic analyses of Beckett s computational poetics, Kafka s insane use of verb tenses, Tolstoy s regression in confessional fiction, Nadine Gordimer s professionalism, or Captain America s penis You got it A pretty thorough look into the mind and craft and theories of Coetzee and the authors and events he s informed by Truly penetrating, which is probably why he never wrote something this or has given interviews like those collected here ever again.Interesting to think that he questions the closure required of the concept of the essay Which beckons one of hiscurious and beautiful projects, Elizabeth Costello

  2. says:

    invaluable glimpses into the different paths he s taken in his thought and the development of his ideas this helps to pave the way up to Disgrace very little in here indicates the change that will take place with Elizabeth Costello, but you can see how the form that he takes in the books leading up to it can be seen as limiting in the scope of the problems in literature that are of abiding concern to him.

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