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➢ J. M. Coetzee and the Life of Writing Ebook ➨ Author David Attwell – Pikavippi-ilman-luottotietoja.us

J. M. Coetzee and the Life of Writing A Moving, Insightful Biography Of The Nobel Laureate And A Study Of J M Coetzee S Work, Illuminating The Creation Of His Exceptional Novels J M Coetzee Is One Of The World S Most Intriguing Authors Compelling, Razor Sharp, Erudite The Adjectives Pile Up But The Heart Of The Fiction Remains Elusive Now, In J M Coetzee And The Life Of Writing, David Attwell Explores The Extraordinary Creative Processes Behind Coetzee S Novels From Dusklands To The Childhood Of Jesus Using Coetzee S Manuscripts, Notebooks And Research Papers Recently Deposited At The Harry Ransom Center Of The University Of Texas At Austin Attwell Produces A Fascinating Story He Shows Convincingly That Coetzee S Work Is Strongly Autobiographical, The Memoirs Being Continuous With The Fictions, And That His Writing Proceeds With Never Ending Self Reflection Having Worked Closely With Him On Doubling The Point, A Collection Of Coetzee S Essays And Interviews, And Given Early Access To Coetzee S Archive, David Attwell Is An Engaging, Authoritative Source The Life Of Writing Is A Fresh, Riveting Take On One Of The Most Important And Opaque Literary Figures Of Our Time This Moving Account Will Change The Way Coetzee Is Read, By Teachers, Critics, And General Readers.

➢ J. M. Coetzee and the Life of Writing  Ebook ➨ Author David Attwell – Pikavippi-ilman-luottotietoja.us
  • Hardcover
  • 272 pages
  • J. M. Coetzee and the Life of Writing
  • David Attwell
  • English
  • 05 February 2017
  • 0525429611

    10 thoughts on “➢ J. M. Coetzee and the Life of Writing Ebook ➨ Author David Attwell – Pikavippi-ilman-luottotietoja.us


  1. says:

    here is a comprehensive review by john pistelli who has thought greatly about coetzee and seemsthan qualified to speak on this book me, i ve only read a couple of his novels, and coetzee auster correspondence book.but i loved how attwell wrote about the novelist s process of creating his fiction and how it changed through revision and how coetzee is very concerned with realism, with metafiction, with modernism and with his life in south afri here is a comprehensive review by john pistell...


  2. says:

    One of the best books I ve read on the creative process, notably the revision revision revision stage.Coetzee s prose is so lucid and terse, as if there s no excess, as if his novels and essays could not be written any other way And yet Attwell dives into his drafts available at UTexas and shows how Coetzee evolves stories from ideas to first goes to manipulations of character...


  3. says:

    David Attwell s book is billed as a literary biography, presumably so as not to scare off the common reader, for whom it seems to be intended But it islike a critical study of Coetzee s writing, organizedthematically than chronologically, and informed by Coetzee s archival materials at the University of Texas at Austin If Attwell has a thesis, it is twofold 1 that Coetzee, based on his voluminous drafts and notebooks, is committed to the process of finding a form for his fictio David Attwell s book is billed as a literary biography, presumably so as not to scare off the common reader, for ...


  4. says:

    A detailed, illuminating biography of J M Coetzee, a writer and Nobel laureate, and a thorough documentation of motivations, influences, and the writing process followed in his many acclaimed works A sense of self delusion is revealed in the subject writer s thoughts about his creations whereas the writer asserts, as conveyed by the biographer, that the process of creation involves an impression of one s self upon the art a...


  5. says:

    It would help the reader of this book if they d read some of Coetzee s work I haven t, though perhaps after finishing this book I may do I found the first five chapters of the book hard going It seemedacademic in tone than I was keen to engage with, and I didn t warm to Coetzee himself much Not that this changed through the book he comes across to me as a fairly cold person, though his books may belie that From chapter six on, Attwell makes increasing use of the notes and diaries t It would help the reader of this book if they d read some of Coetzee s work I haven t, though perhaps after finishing this book I may do I found the first five chapters of the book hard going It seemedacademic in tone than I was keen to engage with, and I didn t warm to Coetzee himself much Not that this changed through the book he comes acro...


  6. says:

    I will be publishing a review of this book later in 2017 in the Pleiades Book Review.


  7. says:

    Coetzee famously says,all writing is autobiographyandall autobiography is storytelling I got hooked on John Maxwell Coetzee about three years ago when my wife s book club was reading Disgrace I was completely stunned by the power of the novel and by the unbelievably precise prose Disgrace is certainly is among the very few best books I have ever read Since then, my count of Coetzee s books has reached 18, including his non fiction works of literary criticism all my 18 reviews are pCoetzee famously says,all writing is autobiographyandall autobiography is storytelling I got hooked on John Maxwell Coetzee about three years ago when my wife s book club was reading Disgrace I was completely stunned by the power of the novel and by the unbelievably precise prose Disgrace is certainly is among the very few best books I have ever read Since then, my count of Coetzee s books has reached 18, including his non fiction works of literary criticism all my 18 reviews are posted here on Goodreads and they are all high rated, with two other masterpieces warranting full five stars Waiting for the Barbarians and Boyhood No wonder that I have been extremely interested in David Attwell s J.M Coetzee and the Life of Writing Face to Face with Time 2015 The author who worked under J.M Coetzee s guidance as a Master s student at the Uni...


  8. says:

    i finally finished this book It was worth it There are places where the author gets wrapped up in the ouevre rather than making the point clear, but I ve been fascinated by Coetzee since living in South Africa, and reading his novel, Disgrace He holds possibly the most prominent ...


  9. says:

    Read an excellent article about this on the LA review of books.

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