HOW DO WE LOCATE J. M. COETZEE IN HIS NOVELS? A CLOSER LOOK AT THE MAN AND HIS ART IN TWO OF HIS NOVELS

Dan Chima Amadi

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John Maxwell Coetzee is one of the leading writers writing in English. As a novelist, critic, academic and translator, Coetzee has firmly established his reputation which culminated in his being awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 2003. Coetzee is a great delight in his works, but critics do not feel he takes criticism of his works lightly. The thrust of this study is an attempt to take a closer look at his works and to see how his training has influenced and helped to shape his art in two of his novels: The Life and Times of Michael K. and Disgrace.

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John Maxwell Coetzee, The Life and Times of Michael K., Disgrace

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