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Coetzee, J. M. . INNER WORKINGS: LITERARY ESSAYS 2000-2005. New York City, NY: Viking Press, 2007. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 304 pages. As New/As New.

The author's fourth collection of literary essays. The first appearance of the title in the United States. Published in a small and limited print run as a hardcover original only. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Presents the companion volume to J. M. Coetzee's "Stranger Shores", a rewarding "follow-up" collection that tackles nineteen of the most important writers of the 20th century, plus an essay on Walt Whitman. "Cosmopolitan in range and erudite in texture, Coetzee's bio-critical explications delve into the art, times, and humanity of among others, Italo Svevo, Robert Musil, Paul Celan, Gunter Grass, Graham Greene, and W. G. Sebald. Coetzee is attuned to literature under pressure as writers write in lands other than home, contending with language gaps and facing a world in violent upheaval. Coetzee brings an unusual perspective to Walt Whitman's eroticism, Faulkner's vision of the South, Philip Roth's 'The Plot Against America', and Arthur Miller's screenplay for 'The Misfits'. In each case, Coetzee tells a story as much as he interprets the work, riding in the slipstream of his subject's life and writings as he parses matters personal, technical, aesthetic, moral, and political with both subtlety and vigor. Coetzee's profound fascination with the clarity and mystery of literature reaffirms its significance" (Donna Seaman). A "must-have" title for J. M. Coetzee collectors. This title has been out-of-print as a hardcover for a very long time and is now collectible. This is one of few copies of the First American Edition still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A scarce copy thus. Winner of the Lannan Award in 1998, the Jerusalem Prize in 1999, the Booker Prize in 1983 for "The Life & Times of Michael K" and in 1999 for "Disgrace", the first writer to win the most prestigious British literary award twice. Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003. One of the greatest living writers. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER J. M. COETZEE TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0670038652. $30.00

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