225pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Pietermaritzburg, 2005
"J.M. Coetzee and the Ethics of Reading offers a bracing account of Coetzee's writing as exemplary of the singularity of literature. Derek Attridge stresses the special ethical importance of the power of literature express the apprehensions and intimations of human consciousness. This is the best work on J.M. Coetzee to date. It will prove to be a benchmark of criticism on an author of lasting importance." Lars Engle, author of Shakespearean Pragmatism
Derek Attridge is Professor of English at the University of York. He is the author or editor of numerous works, including Peculiar Language, Joyce Effects, Meter and Meaning, Poetic Rhythm and The Singularity of Literature.