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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Post-war Austrian poet Ingeborg Bachmann writes in her poem “Always Among Words”:Between a word and a thingyou only encounter yourself,lying between eachas if next to someone ill,never being able to ... Read full review

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Mrs. Curran is dying of cancer. Opposed all her life to the system of apartheid but sheltered from the realities of the cruelty imposed, she is now faced with results that the system has brought. As ... 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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