Age of Iron

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Random House, 1990 - Fiction - 198 pages
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In cape Town, South Africa, an old woman is dying of cancer. A classics professor, Mrs. Curren has all her life been opposed to the apartheid system. Now, she is forced to come to terms with the rage to her daughter, Mrs. Curren recounts the strange events of her dying days.

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User Review  - Paul The Uncommon Reader - Goodreads

An allegory of South Africa? That's what this book seemed like to me. Good writers avoid obvious symbols ("hidden meanings"), and Coetzee is most definitely an excellent, poetic, measured and assured ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cliff Dolph - Goodreads

Coetzee has been on my radar for a while. A few years back, I looked over a list of Booker Prize winners and saw that he had won it twice (only one other author has done so, if I remember right). So I ... Read full review

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J. M. Coetzee is Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago and Honorary Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide, Australia.

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