J.M. Coetzee and the Paradox of Postcolonial Authorship

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2009 - Literary Criticism - 204 pages
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In her thoroughgoing account of J.M. Coetzee's literary career, Jane Poyner illuminates the author's life-long engagement with the problems of colonialism and 'post-colonialism'.
 

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Contents

Madness and Mythology
15
The Madwoman in
33
Madness and Civilization in Waiting for the Barbarians
53
Strategies in
69
Friday and the Discursive Situation in Foe
91
False Etymologies and Home
111
Evading the CensorCensoring the Self in The Master of Petersburg
129
Truth and Reconciliation in Disgrace
149
Truthtelling Fiction
167
Works Cited
185
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About the author (2009)

Jane Poyner is lecturer in postcolonial literature and theory at the University of Exeter.

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