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    DescriptionIn a South Africa torn by civil war, Michael K sets out to take his mother back to her rural home. On the way there she dies, leaving him alone in an anarchic world of brutal roving armies. Imprisoned, Michael is unable to bear confinement and escapes, determined to live with dignity. Life and Times of Michael K goes to the centre of human experience - the need for an interior, spiritual life, for some connections to the world in which we live, and for purity of vision.


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    Title
    The Life and Times of Michael K
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) J. M. Coetzee
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 192 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 141 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099479154
    ISBN 10: 009947915X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    DC22: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Libri: ENGM1010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Libri: SUED1510
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000, FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    VINTAGE
    Publication date
    28 March 2005
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    J. M. Coetzee's work includes Waiting For The Barbarians, Life & Times of Michael K, Boyhood: Scenes From Provincial Life, Youth, and Disgrace, which won the Booker Prize, making him the first author to have won it twice. In 2003 he won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
    Review quote
    "A strong and memorable novel" Guardian "It strikes deep inside the heart...The story is clean, clear, straight, the work of a mature imagination at full power...here is a book that will be celebrated for a long time" Mail on Sunday "This is a trule astonishing novel... I finished Life & Times of Michael K in a state of elation, for all the misery and suffering it contains. I cannot recommend it highly enough" Evening Standard "Beautifully written in a strong, plain, unpretentious style...distinguished by grim humour and powerful understatement" Sunday Express "The quality of Coetzee's writing lies in his inner vision: dark, passionately compassionate, concerned with the nature of man" Financial Times