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Elizabeth Costello | [J. M. Coetzee]

Elizabeth Costello

Elizabeth Costello is an Australian writer of international renown; she is fêted, studied, honoured. Famous principally for an early novel that established her reputation and from which, it seems, she will never escape, she has, late in life, reached the stage where her remaining function is to be venerated and applauded. Elizabeth has made her life's work the study of other people, yet now it is she who is the object of scrutiny.
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Elizabeth Costello is an Australian writer of international renown; she is fêted, studied, honoured. Famous principally for an early novel that established her reputation and from which, it seems, she will never escape, she has, late in life, reached the stage where her remaining function is to be venerated and applauded. Elizabeth has made her life's work the study of other people, yet now it is she who is the object of scrutiny. But, for her, what matters is the continuing search for a means of articulating her vision and the verdict of future generations.

©2003 J. M. Coetzee (P)2004 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

What the Critics Say

"New work of fiction from one of our greatest living novelists. Coetzee won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2003 and has twice won the Booker Prize. Explores the life of an Australian writer of international renown." (The Guardian)

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    3/11/13
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    "A very disappointing read. Boring and pretentious"

    I expected to enjoy this book since I had previously read another of Coetzee's books and loved it. I have perservered for nearly all of part one but now feel I have to abandon it. As I say above, I found it very boring and very pretentious.

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