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Summertime

Fiction

by J M Coetzee

Summertime
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  • First Published:
    Dec 2009, 272 pages
    Paperback:
    Oct 2010, 272 pages

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Bonnie Brody (02/24/10)

Biography of a Living Writer - Supposedly Written After His Death
This is a wonderful book. John Coetzee writes a 'biography' of himself that supposedly has been written after his death. The biographer interviews family members, old lovers and colleagues of Coetzee. What comes out repeatedly is that Coetzee was a bland man, asexual and seemingly without ambition. The big question that comes to mind while reading this book is how can it be possible to evaluate the artist separately from his art? I truly loved this book and give it my highest recommendation.
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