Coetzee's protagonist writes barbed, provocative essays about power
Diary of a Bad Year
by J. M. Coetzee
$24.95 List Price
In 2002, J. M. Coetzee moved from South Africa to Australia, exchanging one white colony for another, leaving behind the fractious, brutal, and failed project of apartheid for citizenship in a democratic state far more successful at dispossessing its indigenous people. Coetzee has lived in places other than South Africa before, notably England and the United States, but the latest break with his home country seems permanent.
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