Doubling The Point

Doubling The Point

by J. M. Coetzee
     
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674215184
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
08/12/1992
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
450
Sales rank:
1,462,451
Product dimensions:
0.91(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

  • Author’s Note
  • Editor’s Introduction


Beckett
  • Interview
  • The Comedy of Point of View in Beckett’s Murphy (1970)
  • The Manuscript Revisions of Beckett’s Watt (1972)
  • Samuel Beckett and the Temptations of Style (1973)
  • Remembering Texas (1984)


The Poetics of Reciprocity
  • Interview
  • Achterberg’s “Ballade van de gasfitter”: The Mystery of I and You (1977)
  • The First Sentence of Yvonne Burgess’ The Strike (1976)
  • A Note on Writing (1984)
  • Jerusalem Prize Acceptance Speech (1987)


Popular Culture
  • Interview
  • Captain America in American Mythology (1976)
  • The Burden of Consciousness in Africa (1977)
  • Four Notes on Rugby (1978)
  • Triangular Structures of Desire in Advertising (1980)


Syntax
  • Interview
  • The Rhetoric of the Passive in English (1980)
  • The Agentless Sentence as Rhetorical Device (1980)
  • Isaac Newton and the Ideal of a Transparent Scientific Language (1982)


Kafka
  • Interview
  • Time, Tense, and Aspect in Kafka’s
    “The Burrow” (1981)
  • Robert Musil’s Stories of Women (1986)


Autobiography and Confession
  • Interview
  • Confession and Double Thoughts: Tolstoy,
    Rousseau, Dostoevsky (1985)


Obscenity and Censorship
  • Interview
  • The Taint of the Pornographic: Defending
    (against) Lady Chatterley (1988)
  • Censorship in South Africa (1990)


South African Writers
  • Interview
  • Man’s Fate in the Novels of Alex La Guma (1974)
  • Into the Dark Chamber: The Writer and the South African State (1986)
  • Athol Fugard, Notebooks, 1960—1977 (1984)
  • Breyten Breytenbach, True Confessions of an Albino Terrorist and Mouroir (1985)
  • Nadine Gordimer, The Essential Gesture (1989)


Retrospect
  • Interview

  • Notes
  • Sources and Credits
  • Index

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