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Giving Offense: Essays on Censorship


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In Giving Offense, South African writer J. M. Coetzee presents a coherent, unorthodox analysis of censorship from the perspective of a writer who has lived and worked under its shadow. Widely acclaimed for his many novels, Coetzee is also a brilliant literary critic and essayist. The essays collected here attempt to understand the passion that plays itself out in acts of silencing and censoring. Subscribing neither to the myth of the writer as a moral giant nor to that of the writer as persecuted innocent, Coetzee argues ...

Giving Offense: Essays on Censorship 1997, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226111766

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Giving Offense: Essays on Censorship 1996, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226111742