The Resource Boyhood : scenes from provincial life, J.M. Coetzee

Boyhood : scenes from provincial life, J.M. Coetzee

Label
Boyhood : scenes from provincial life
Title
Boyhood
Title remainder
scenes from provincial life
Statement of responsibility
J.M. Coetzee
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Coetzee has been reluctant to talk about himself. Now, revisiting the South Africa of a half century ago, he writes about his childhood and his own interior life. Boyhood's young narrator grew up in a new development north of Cape Town, tormented by guilt and fear. With a father he did not respect, and a mother he both adored and resented, he led a double life - at school the brilliant and well-behaved student, at home the princely despot, always terrified of losing his mother's love. His first encounters with literature, the awakenings of sexual desire, and a growing awareness of apartheid left him with baffling questions; and only in his love of the veld ("farms are places of freedom, of life") could he find a sense of belonging. Bold and telling, this masterly evocation of a young boy's life is the book Coetzee's many admirers have been waiting for, but never could have expected
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
UKM
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1940-
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Coetzee, J. M.
Dewey number
823
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9369.3.C58
LC item number
Z463 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Coetzee, J. M
  • Authors, South African
Label
Boyhood : scenes from provincial life, J.M. Coetzee
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Extent
1 online resource (166 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1028853709
Label
Boyhood : scenes from provincial life, J.M. Coetzee
Link
Publication
Extent
1 online resource (166 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1028853709

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