Age of iron

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Vintage Books, Jun 1, 1992 - Fiction - 198 pages
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Mrs. Curren, the narrator of this haunting new novel by the author of Waiting for the Barbarians, is an elderly white woman dying of cancer in a country afflicted with its own mortal sickness. Her letter to her daughter charts the progression of both diseases in language that is both shattering and sensuously precise.

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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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