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The Resource Life & times of Michael K, J.M. Coetzee

Life & times of Michael K, J.M. Coetzee

Label
Life & times of Michael K
Title
Life & times of Michael K
Statement of responsibility
J.M. Coetzee
Title variation
Life and times of Michael K
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the author of Waiting for the Barbarians, another startling and disturbing portrait of today's South Africa, a land and a people beset by violence and siege. Coetzee here tells the story of a handicapped young man who has worked as a municipal gardener in Cape Town. His mother is dying, and she wishes to return to her birthplace out in the veldt. Without the required transit passes, mother and son set out on a journey that will end in death for her and in a new but temporary life on an abandoned farm for him. His respite in isolation and peace does not last long, however; grotesque reality soon returns to trouble this quiet new world. Against the solitude of this private drama, Coetzee paints an eloquent and pained picture of his homeland and of the bureaucrats, doctors, army deserters, and camp guards who reveal the stress and qualms of their existence and who uneasily sense that there is no conclusion to their troubles and no future for their lives
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Character
Award
Booker Prize, 1983.
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020660
Cataloging source
DLC
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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
L5 1985
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Gardeners
  • South Africa
Target audience
adult
Label
Life & times of Michael K, J.M. Coetzee
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
184 pages
Isbn
9780140074482
Lccn
84019085
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 11089202
  • (OCoLC)11089202
Label
Life & times of Michael K, J.M. Coetzee
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
184 pages
Isbn
9780140074482
Lccn
84019085
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 11089202
  • (OCoLC)11089202

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