Doubling the Point

Doubling the Point

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Nadine Gordimer has written of J.M. Coetzee that his vision goes to the nerve-centre of being. What he finds there is more than most people will ever know about themselves, and he conveys it with a brilliant writer's mastery of tension and elegance. Doubling the Point takes the reader to the center of that vision. These essays and interviews, documenting Coetzee's longtime engagement with his own culture, and with modern culture in general, constitute a literary autobiography.In September 1965 (this is an essay that can begin in no other way), I sailed into New York harbor aboard an Italian ship, once a troopship, now crammed with young folk ... I came, immediately, from England; at the age of twenty-five, I was heading for Austin, where the University of Texas was to support me to the tune of $2, 100 a year for teaching freshman English while I studied in the graduate program.

Title:Doubling the Point
Author:J. M. Coetzee, David Attwell
Publisher:Harvard University Press - 1992


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