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J.M. Coetzee • 59 Items / 19 Books, 6 Articles, 34 Reviews
The Life and Times of Michael K. (1983)
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    South African Specter (Review)
    The Life and Times of Michael K., by J.M. Coetzee
    1. The Life and Times of Michael K. by J.M. Coetzee
    The New Republic, December 19, 1983, pp. 35-36
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    The Idea of Gardening (Review)
    The Life and Times of Michael K., by J.M. Coetzee
    1. The Life and Times of Michael K. by J.M. Coetzee
    The New York Review of Books, February 2, 1984, pp. 3-7
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    Writers at the brink (2 Reviews)
    Writing in a State of Siege, by Andre Brink
    1. Writing in a State of Siege by Andre Brink
    2. The Life and Times of Michael K. by J.M. Coetzee
    Commonweal, July 13, 1984, pp. 409-410
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    Novels (5 Reviews)
    Life's Victims
    1. The Life and Times of Michael K. by J.M. Coetzee
    2. Marcovaldo, or the Seasons in the City by Italo Calvino
    3. The Philosopher's Pupil by Iris Murdoch
    4. Shame by Salman Rushdie
    5. Time After Time by Molly Keane
    Encounter, January 1984, pp. 69-72
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    Briefly Noted (5 Reviews)
    Fiction
    1. Time After Time by Molly Keane
    2. Passing Through Havana by Felicia Rosshandler
    3. The Life and Times of Michael K. by J.M. Coetzee
    4. The Best of Modern Humor by Mordecai Richler
    5. Mysteries of Winterthurn by Joyce Carol Oates
    The New Yorker, February 27, 1984, pp. 132-133
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    Fiction Chronicle (10 Reviews)
    O, How the Wheel Becomes It!, by Anthony Powell
    1. O, How the Wheel Becomes It! by Anthony Powell
    2. Coming from Behind by Howard Jacobson
    3. Act of Darkness by Francis King
    4. Shalimar by Kamala Markandaya
    5. An Amateur's Guide to the Night by Mary Robison
    6. Marcovaldo, or the Seasons in the City by Italo Calvino
    7. The Proprietor by Ann Schlee
    8. Seasons of Fear by Philip McFarland
    9. The Life and Times of Michael K. by J.M. Coetzee
    10. The Death of Che Guevara by Jay Cantor
    The Hudson Review, Summer 1984, pp. 301-316
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    Short Reviews (11 Reviews)
    Arts of the Indian Americas, by Jamake Highwater
    1. Arts of the Indian Americas by Jamake Highwater
    2. The Great Cat Massacre by Robert Darnton
    3. A Choice of Enemies by George V. Higgins
    4. The Salt Line by Elizabeth Spencer
    5. The Journeyer by Gary Jennings
    6. All Under Heaven: The Chinese World by Eliot Porter and Jonathan Porter
    7. The Expressionists and Expressionism by Wolf-Dieter Dube
    8. Codex Seraphinianus by Luigi Serafini
    9. The Look of Buster Keaton by Robert Benayoun
    10. The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets by Barbara G. Walker
    11. The Life and Times of Michael K. by J.M. Coetzee
    The Atlantic Monthly, February 1984, pp. 103-107