: van der Vlies (A.) & Graham (L.) eds.

R 1,850.00
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443pp., hardback, London, 2023

Covers the full span of Coetzee's work from his poetry to his essays and major fiction, biographical details and archival approaches, sources and influences.

Contributors include Derek Attridge, Rita Barnard, Katherine Hallemeier, Carrol Clarkson, Alexandra Effe, Nick Mulgrew, Sean O'Toole, Jane Poyner, Russell Somolsky, Aparna Mishra Tarc, Herman Wittenberg, Laura Wright and Jarad Zimbler.

"This book offers an extraordinary and exciting array of information, ideas, insights, as well as assessments and unexpected contexts, about Coetzee's life and works. Its comprehensiveness is really quite remarkable. The perceptive, thoughtful essays quickly challenged me into thinking afresh and anew - I found myself immediately propelled back to Coetzee's books on my shelves and starting to reread them. Every admirer of Coetzee will want to have this book by their side." Robert J.C. Young, Professor of English, New York University, USA

"Like many innovative writers, J. M. Coetzee has always been wary of what he once called the critic's 'games handbook.' Thankfully, The Bloomsbury Handbook to J. M. Coetzee heeds this caution. Assembling an impressive array of established and emergent critics, this welcome, even game-changing collection opens Coetzee's astonishing oeuvre for a new generation of readers in myriad productive ways." Peter D. McDonald, Professor of English and Related Literature, University of Oxford, UK

Lucy Valerie Graham is Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Johannesburg.

Andrew van der Vlies is Professor in the School of Humanities at the University of Adelaide, Australia, and Extraordinary Professor at the University of the Western Cape.