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Penguin Books, Limited, 2010 - Survival - 157 pages
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With electrical intensity of language and insight, J.M. Coetzee reinvents the story of Robinson Crusoe - and in so doing, directs our attention to the seduction and tyranny of storytelling itself. The stories we thought we knew acquire depths that are at once treacherous, elegant, and unexpectedly moving.

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User Review  - jtodd1973 - LibraryThing

Not my favorite Coetzee. The story didn't engage me the way other of his stories have. Perhaps I have a psychological block on the epistolary form--I don't care for the characters the way I should. Read full review

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User Review  - OscarWilde87 - LibraryThing

At only 157 pages, Foe is a rather short novel that reinvents Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe. While the novel is still set in the eighteenth century, a new character is introduced in the form of Susan ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Winner of the 2003 Nobel Prize for Literature

J. M. Coetzee's books include Dusklands, In the Heart of the Country, Waiting for the Barbarians, Life & Times of Michael K, Foe, and The Master of Petersburg(all available from Penguin).

A professor of general literature at the University of Cape Town, Coetzee has won many literary awards, including the CNA Prize (South Africa's premier literary award), the Booker Prize, the Prix Etranger Femina, the Jerusalem Prize, and the Irish Times International Fiction Prize.

Nobel Prize for Literature- Winner 2003

Jerusalem Prize

Man Booker Prize for Fiction- Winner

Lannan Literary Award for Fiction

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