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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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Cast adrift by a mutinous crew, Susan Barton washes ashore on an isle of classic fiction. For the next year, Robinson Cruso sculpts the land while Friday mutely watches Susan intrude upon their ... Read full review

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Coetzee is a superior writer but the first 2/3s of this were surprisingly dull. As always, interesting concept and promise. Recommended for true Coetzee fans. Read full review

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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