"Dooley's argument is valid and valuable. J.M. Coetzee and the Power of Narrative is a work that not only contains many individual insights but makes a significant contribution to the understanding of the continuity of its subject's multifaceted body of work."- The Australian
J.M. Coetzee and the Power of Narrative by Gillian Dooley
As a novelist born in and living most of his life in South Africa, J. M. Coetzee has been viewed by many readers and critics through an ideological lens, which he has always resisted to a greater or lesser extent. Most studies on J. M. Coetzee's works focus on the political or post-colonial aspects and resist allegorical readings. This unique study delves into his use of language and languages: the choice of tenses, the surprising flights of imagery to be found amidst the taut elegance of his narrative style; and also the multilingual sensibilities he shares with many of his characters, not excluding the non-verbal language of music.
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