Literary Criticism online

J.M. Coetzee (b. 1940)

A selective list of online literary criticism for South African novelist and winner of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature, J.M. Coetzee, favoring signed articles by recognized scholars and articles published in peer-reviewed sources


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Introduction

"J.M. Coetzee." An introduction to Coetzee from the postcolonial web project at Emory Univ.

"All about John." A good overview of Coetzee and his work, from the UK Guardian 4 Sept. 2009.

"Like a Dog." Elizabeth Lowry on Disgrace, The Lives of Animals and Coetzee's life and work. London Review of Books 14 Oct. 1999.

"The Nobel Prize in Literature 2003." The Nobel Prize web site contains a short biography of Coetzee and a video of his Nobel Prize speech.

Head, Dominic. "J.M. Coetzee." An introduction to J.M. Coetzee from the Literary Encyclopedia 28 October 2000. On Disgrace [subscription service].


Literary Criticism, Disgrace

Attridge, Derek. "Age of bronze, state of grace: Music and dogs in Coetzee's Disgrace." Novel: A Forum on Fiction 34, 1 (Fall 2000) pp 98-121 [preview, jstor].

Barnard, Rita. "J. M. Coetzee's Disgrace and the South African Pastoral." Contemporary Literature 44, 2 (Summer 2003) pp 199-224 [free at jstor, click "Preview" or "Read Online"].

Beard, Margot. "Lessons from the Dead Masters: Wordsworth and Byron in J. M. Coetzee's Disgrace." English in Africa 34, 1 (May 2007) pp 59-77 [free at jstor, click "Preview" or "Read Online"].

Coleman, Deirdre. "The "dog-man": race, sex, species, and lineage in Coetzee's Disgrace." Twentieth Century Literature 55, 4 (Winter 2009) [sub ser, questia].

Glenn, Ian. "Gone for Good – Coetzee's Disgrace." English in Africa 36, 2 (Oct. 2009) pp 79-98 [free at jstor, click "Preview" or "Read Online"].

Herron, Tom. "The dog man: becoming animal in Coetzee's Disgrace." Twentieth Century Literature 51, 4 (Winter 2005) pp 467-90 [free at jstor, click "Preview" or "Read Online"].

Kossew, Sue. "The Politics of Shame and Redemption in J. M. Coetzee's Disgrace." Research in African Literatures 34, 2 (Summer 2003) pp 155-62 [free at jstor, click "Preview" or "Read Online"].

Marais, Mike. "J.M. Coetzee's Disgrace and the Task of the Imagination." Journal of Modern Literature 29, 2 (Winter 2006) pp 75-93 [free at jstor, click "Preview" or "Read Online"].

Randall, Don. "The community of sentient beings: J.M. Coetzee's ecology in Disgrace and Elizabeth Costello." English Studies in Canada 33, 1/2 (March-June 2007) pp 209-25 [substantial extract, muse].


Literary Criticism, Waiting for the Barbarians

de Wijze, Stephen. "Defining evil: insights from the problem of 'dirty hands'" [Waiting for the Barbarians]. The Monist 85, 2 Evil (April 2002) pp 210-38 [free at jstor, click "Preview" or "Read Online"].

Gallagher, Susan Van Zanten. "Torture and the Novel: J. M. Coetzee's Waiting for the Barbarians." Contemporary Literature 29, 2 (Summer 1988) pp 277-85 [free at jstor, click "Preview" or "Read Online"].


Literary Criticism, Other Works By/On Coetzee

Castillo, Debra A. "Coetzee's Dusklands: The Mythic Punctum." PMLA 105, 5 (Oct. 1990) pp 1108-1122 [free at jstor, click "Preview" or "Read Online"].

Coetzee, J.M. "What is Realism?" Salmagundi 114/115 (Spring/Summer 1997) pp 59-81 [free at jstor, click "Preview" or "Read Online"].

Leist, Anton; and Peter Singer, eds. J. M. Coetzee and Ethics: Philosophical Perspectives on Literature" (Columbia UP 2010). Each chapter of the book is summarized.

Lenta, Margaret. "Autrebiography: J. M. Coetzee's 'Boyhood and Youth.'" English in Africa 30, 1 (May 2003) pp 157-69 [free at jstor, click "Preview" or "Read Online"].

Lenta, Margaret. "Coetzee and Costello: Two Artists Abroad." English in Africa 31, 1 (May 2004) pp 105-20 [free at jstor, click "Preview" or "Read Online"].


J.M. Coetzee's Books

2011 Scenes from Provincial Life (Boyhood, Youth, Summertime); 2009 Summertime; 2007 Diary of a Bad Year; 2005 Slow Man; 2004 Landscape with Rowers: Poetry from the Netherlands (translator); 2003 Elizabeth Costello: Eight Lessons; 2002 Youth: Scenes from Provincial Life II; 2001 Stranger Shores: Literary Essays 1986-1999; 1999 The Lives of Animals; 1999 Disgrace; 1997 Boyhood: Scenes from Provincial Life; 1996 Giving Offense: A Study of Literary Censorship; 1994 The Master of Petersburg; 1992 Doubling the Point: Essays and Interviews; 1990 Age of Iron; 1988 White Writing: On the Culture of Letters in South Africa; 1986 Foe; 1986 A Land Apart: A South African Reader; 1983 Life &Times of Michael K; 1980 Waiting for the Barbarians; 1977 In the Heart of the Country; 1974 Dusklands


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