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Category: Literary Theory|
The author of the book: Derek Attridge
Edition: The University of Chicago Press
Date of issue: 20 May 2005
Format files: Epub, PDF
The size of the: 367 KB
City - Country: Chicago, IL, United States
Full description of the book J.M.Coetzee and the Ethics of Reading : Literature in the Event:Nobel Prize-winning novelist J. M. Coetzee is one of the most widely taught contemporary writers, but also one of the most elusive. Many critics who have addressed his work have devoted themselves to rendering it more accessible and acceptable, often playing down the features that discomfort and perplex his readers. Yet it is just these features, Derek Attridge argues, that give Coetzee's work its haunting power and offer its greatest rewards. Attridge does justice to this power and these rewards in a study that serves as an introduction for readers new to Coetzee and a stimulus for thought PDF for those who know his work well. Without overlooking the South African dimension of his fiction, Attridge treats Coetzee as a writer who raises questions of central importance to current debates both within literary studies and more widely in the ethical arena. Implicit throughout the book is Attridge's view that literature, more than philosophy, politics, or even religion, does singular justice to our ethical impulses and acts. Attridge follows Coetzee's lead in exploring a number of issues such as interpretation and literary judgment, responsibility to the other, trust and betrayal, artistic commitment, confession, and the problematic idea ePub of truth to the self.
About the author Derek AttridgeDerek Attridge is professor of English at the University of York. He is the author or editor of numerous works, including "Peculiar Language, Joyce Effects, Meter and Meaning, Poetic Rhythm," and "The Singularity of Literature."
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