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In the first, a specialist in psychological warfare is driven to murderous action by the stresses of a macabre project to win the Vietnam War, and in the second, a megalomaniac Boer frontiersman wreaks hideous vengeance on a Hottentot tribe.There is rubbing to the tips of the other corners and a crease across part of the top front edge.


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Dusklands: Amazon.de: Coetzee, J. M.: Fremdsprachige Bücher

Too often I find his prose cold and detached and the characters hard to relate or warm too. A Wedding for Wiglaf? #4 Fischer, Frankfurt 2000, ISBN 3-10-010815-9. In this condition he plunges into the bustle of Lagos to make his fortune.To think that this was J.

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In Dusklands Coetzee confronted the unreconcilable inhuman humanity with such ruthless lucidity.Many of his Hottentots slaves leave him to stay with women in the tribe. The inner visions and the complete self of both the protagonists, Eugene Dawn and the frontiersman, have been vividly characterized - a genuine credit to the experience and narrative technique of the author.It is a presentation and critique of the violence inherent in the colonialist and imperialist mentality of the Western world. Both works were a journey into power, or lack of power depending on which side of the line you were on...Not a great read, but definitely worth the time.

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A specialist in psychological warfare is driven to breakdown and madness by the stresses of a project of macabre ingenuity to win the war in Vietnam.Fischer, Frankfurt am Main 1996, ISBN 3-10-010809-4. He does, however, ask himself whether the blacks populate a wonderful world closed to his own senses: "Perhaps I have killed something of inestimable value.He is original in his interpersonal doppelganger show, as well as the crisscross, mishmash, hoopla of breeding true fiction with fakish true life histories. I think the colonialism connection is tenuous.If I only had to rate TVP, I would have given Dusklands more stars, but TNOJC completely ruined the experience for me.

Dusklands: Amazon.co.uk: Coetzee, J.M.: 8601404305672: Books

Some short paragraphs were like a complete episode which could not be understood, though in no way it affected the main flow of this first story.Dusklands is essentially two short stories. Zuerst denkt er noch, gleich werde er durchatmen und wieder auf sein Fahrrad steigen. The Highland Falcon Thief The power of this section comes from realising how close we all are to these characters rather than from taking pleasure in our distance.This work possessed a more straightforward narrative but, I felt, more brutally explored the nature of colonization and the power of prejudice. The Verdant Passage Coetzee: A Life in Writing.I cannot help that.

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Coetzee does not afford his readers the comfort of a character with a moral compass to anchor on.Michael K barely has anything on racism as it only touches on military involvement due to racial segregation with Michael K and his mother fleeing the city. Down, the employer of American imperialism is nothing more than later more abstract version of Dutch colonist Jacob Coetzee. Save Magic City Scenes from Provincial Life II, 2002) schildert.Oddly, the author names the protagonist of the second story after himself - Jacobus Coetzee - and he also inserts a character named Coetzee into the first story. Da muss man durch Coetzee, winner of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature.I know this as a fact as every work published by him after this date is plastered with this fact.