A Universe of (Hi)Stories: Essays on J.M. Coetzee

A Universe of (Hi)Stories: Essays on J.M. Coetzee



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A Universe of (Hi)Stories: Essays on J.M. Coetzee by Liliana Sikorska

This book contains papers written by international scholars concerned with the works by the Nobel Prize winner J.M. Coetzee. The papers cover a wide range of topics from the introduction to South African English literature through J.M. Coetzee’s autobiographical works to his most controversial Booker Prize winning novel Disgrace.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783631547120
Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/07/2006
Series: Polish Studies in English Language and Literature Series , #15
Pages: 150
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

The Editor: Liliana Sikorska, visiting scholar at the University of Florida, Gainesville, University of California at Los Angeles and Brown University, Providence; visiting professor at the American University, Washington, DC; author or co-author of several books and numerous articles on medieval English and Irish literature, primarily on drama and medieval mystical culture, professor of English literature and head of the Department of English Literature and Literary Linguistics at the School of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan (Poland).

Table of Contents

Contents: Phil van Schalkwyk: Whiteman’s blues: South African English literature – H.P. van Coller: A contextual interpretation of J.M. Coetzee’s novel Disgrace – Jacques Van Der Elst: Guilt, reconciliation and redemption: Disgrace and its South African context – Ryszard Bartnik: The politics of engagement in J.M. Coetzee’s Foe and In the heart of the country – Anna Cichon: Boyhood. Scenes from Provincial Life and Youth - J.M. Coetzee’s autobiographies – Ayobami Kehinde: African fiction in the service of history: Narrating racial dissonance in J.M. Coetzee’s Waiting for the barbarians – Liliana Sikorska: Displacement and wandering in the context of the medieval concept of homo viator in J.M. Coetzee’s Life and times of Michael K – Jerzy Koch/Pawel Zajas: «They pass each other by, too busy even to wave»: J.M. Coetzee and his foreign reviewers.

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