Nobel Laureate and two-time Booker prize-winning author of "Disgrace" and "The Life and Times of Michael K", J. M. Coetzee reimagines Daniel DeFoe's classic novel "Robinson Crusoe in Foe". In an act of breathtaking imagination, J.M Coetzee radically reinvents the story of Robinson Crusoe. In the early eighteenth century, Susan Barton finds herself ...Read MoreNobel Laureate and two-time Booker prize-winning author of "Disgrace" and "The Life and Times of Michael K", J. M. Coetzee reimagines Daniel DeFoe's classic novel "Robinson Crusoe in Foe". In an act of breathtaking imagination, J.M Coetzee radically reinvents the story of Robinson Crusoe. In the early eighteenth century, Susan Barton finds herself adrift from a mutinous ship and cast ashore on a remote desert island. There she finds shelter with its only other inhabitants: a man named Cruso and his tongueless slave, Friday. In time, she builds a life for herself as Cruso's companion and, eventually, his lover. At last they are rescued by a passing ship, but only she and Friday survive the journey back to London. Determined to have her story told, she pursues the eminent man of letters Daniel Foe in the hope that he will relate truthfully her memories to the world. But with Cruso dead, Friday incapable of speech and Foe himself intent on reshaping her narrative, Barton struggles to maintain her grip on the past, only to fall victim to the seduction of storytelling itself. Treacherous, elegant and unexpectedly moving, Foe remains one of the most exquisitely composed of this pre-eminent author's works. "A small miracle of a book...of marvellous intricacy and overwhelming power". ("Washington Post"). "A superb novel". ("The New York Times"). South African author J. M. Coetzee was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003 and was the first author to win the Booker Prize twice for his novels "Disgrace" and "The Life and Times of Michael K". His novel set during the South African apartheid, "Age of Iron", winner of the "Sunday Express" Book of the Year award is also available in Penguin paperback.Read Less
Very Good in Very Good jacket. 8vo. First American Edition. Clean and tight. Deckled front edge; quarter binding. Green top stain. Minor bumping to corners. Very good. Dust jacket protected in mylar sheath. Good to very good.
Very good in very good dust jacket. First Edition. First AMerican edition. Jacket is present with a little shelfwear, but nothing severe. Price on jacket flap is not clipped. Text clean and unmarked. We try to note every flaw we can find, and we are quite picky, so buy with confidence! 100% guaranteed!
Fine in Fine jacket. Collectible. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. 157 pp.; 22 cm. Topstained green. Tight, clean copy. Stated "First American Edition." Dust jacket protected in a mylar book cover. A fine copy of the first printing. "With the same electrical intensity of language and insight that he brought to Waiting for the Barbarians and The Master of Petersburg, J. M. Coetzee reinvents the story of Robinson Crusoe--and in so doing, directs our attention to the seduction and tyranny of storytelling itself. In 1720 the eminent man of letters Daniel Foe is approached by Susan Barton, lately a castaway on a desert island. She wants him to tell her story, and that of the enigmatic man who has become her rescuer, companion, master and sometimes lover: Cruso. Cruso is dead, and his manservant, Friday, is incapable of speech. As she tries to relate the truth about him, the ambitious Barton cannot help turning Cruso into her invention. For as narrated by Foe--as by Coetzee himself--the stories we thought we knew acquire depths that are at once treacherous, elegant, and unexpectedly moving. / Born in Cape Town, South Africa, on February 9, 1940, John Michael Coetzee studied first at Cape Town and later at the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned a Ph.D. degree in literature. In 1972 he returned to South Africa and joined the faculty of the University of Cape Town. His works of fiction include Dusklands, Waiting for the Barbarians, which won South Africa's highest literary honor, the Central News Agency Literary Award, and the Life and Times of Michael K., for which Coetzee was awarded his first Booker Prize in 1983. He has also published a memoir, Boyhood: Scenes From a Provincial Life, and several essays collections. He has won many other literary prizes including the Lannan Award for Fiction, the Jerusalem Prize and The Irish Times International Fiction Prize. In 1999 he again won Britain's prestigious Booker Prize for Disgrace, becoming the first author to win the award twice in its 31-year history. In 2003, Coetzee was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature."-Publisher.
Octavo; vg+/vg; dj, green spine with white text; HB, green cloth spine with gilt lettering; quarter-bound with paper boards; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 117 pp.; else very good. Rockville.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Size: 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Stated First American Edition. Clean interior except for faint pencil notation on front free endpaper. Boards lightly rubbed at corners. Jacket bumped at spine ends. Jacket protected with Brodart cover. Quantity Available: 1. ISBN: 0670813982. Inventory No: 500953.
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