Foe

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Penguin Books, Limited, 2010 - Survival - 157 pages
With electrical intensity of language and insight, J.M. Coetzee reinvents the story of Robinson Crusoe - and in so doing, directs our attention to the seduction and tyranny of storytelling itself. The stories we thought we knew acquire depths that are at once treacherous, elegant, and unexpectedly moving.

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User Review  - jonfaith - www.librarything.com

This review will overflow with cliché. Such is the sum of my experience. Fox is a meditation on silence. Coetzee explores the natural aspects of such. The sea and wilderness yield no ready wisdom ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dreesie - LibraryThing

A fascinating look at storytelling--approached through another author's story. Coetzee introduces Susan Barton, lately a female castaway, as she approaches the author Foe to tell the story of herself ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

J.M. Coetzee's work includes Waiting for the Barbarians, Life & Times of Michael K, Boyhood, Youth, Disgrace, Summertime, The Childhood of Jesusand, most recently, The Schooldays of Jesus. He was the first author to win the Booker Prize twice and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2003.

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