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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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  • Paperback | 158 pages
  • 111 x 179 x 14mm | 94g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0141399384
  • 9780141399386

Author information

Winner of the 2003 Nobel Prize for Literature

J. M. Coetzee's books include Dusklands, In the Heart of the Country, Waiting for the Barbarians, Life & Times of Michael K, Foe, and The Master of Petersburg (all available from Penguin).

A professor of general literature at the University of Cape Town, Coetzee has won many literary awards, including the CNA Prize (South Africa's premier literary award), the Booker Prize, the Prix Etranger Femina, the Jerusalem Prize, and the Irish Times International Fiction Prize.

Nobel Prize for Literature- Winner 2003

Jerusalem Prize

Man Booker Prize for Fiction- Winner

Lannan Literary Award for Fiction
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