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The Death of Jesus

J. M. Coetzee



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Text Publishing Company
03 October 2019
Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
After The Childhood of Jesus and The Schooldays of Jesus, J. M. Coetzee completes his trilogy with a new masterwork, The Death of Jesus.

David has grown to be a tall ten-year-old. He is a natural at soccer, and loves kicking a ball around with his friends. His father Sim n and Bolivar the dog usually watch. His mother Ines works in a fashion boutique.

David still asks lots of questions. In dancing class at the Academy of Music he dances as he chooses. He refuses to do sums and will not read any books except Don Quixote.

One day Julio Fabricante, the director of a nearby orphanage, invites David and his friends to form a proper soccer team. David decides he will leave Sim n and Ines to live with Julio. Before long he succumbs to a mysterious illness.

In The Death of Jesus, J. M. Coetzee continues to explore the meaning of a world empty of memory but brimming with questions.
By:   J. M. Coetzee
Imprint:   Text Publishing Company
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 240mm,  Width: 162mm,  Spine: 21mm
Weight:   420g
ISBN:   9781922268280
ISBN 10:   1922268283
Series:   Jesus
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   03 October 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

J. M. Coetzee was the first author to win the Booker Prize twice and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003. His work includes Waiting for the Barbarians, Life and Times of Michael K, The Master of Petersburg, Disgrace and Diary of a Bad Year. He lives in Adelaide.

Reviews for The Death of Jesus

'Coetzee is the most radical shapeshifter alive.' * Australian * '197 pages that will last forever. The book is a masterpiece, the near-perfect culmination of a trilogy that only Coetzee could write...[H]e is the world's greatest living writer.' -- Stephen Romei * Australian * 'Viewed as the culmination (if not necessarily the conclusion) of [Coetzee's] long literary career, these distinctive late fictions achieve a remarkable synthesis of the influences, styles, and thematic preoccupations that have animated his work for the better part of half a century.' * ABR * 'Freed from literary convention, Mr Coetzee writes not to provide answers, but to ask great questions.' * Economist *

  • Long-listed for Booktopia Favourite Australian Book 2020 (Australia)

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