Returning to London after being marooned on an island in the Atlantic, Susan Barton approaches the author Daniel Foe with the story of her adventures with Robinson Cruso and the mute Friday
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J.M.Coetzee has won many literary awards including Booker prizes for his novels Life & Times of Micheal K and, most recently, Disgrace. Born in Cape Town, he was educated in South Africa and the United States and is now a professor of general literature at the University of Cape Town.From Publishers Weekly :
Imaginatively conceived and richly orchestrated, this slim novel by the author of Waiting for the Barbarians is at once a variant of the immortal Robinson Crusoe and a complex parable of art and life. Englishwoman Susan Barton, having been cast away by Portuguese mutineers, reaches the remote island occupied by another castaway named Cruso (sic and his man Friday. She lives on the desolate rocky island for over a year before they are "rescued" by an English ship. Cruso dies en route, and she and Friday are transported to England. The world, she says, demands stories of its adventurers; but how is the story to be told? Indeed, what really happened and what are the facts of her life? What of the mute Friday, sole witness to the events, whose tongue was cut out by marauding slavers? Or did Cruso commit the savage act? In England, she beseeches author Daniel Foe (sic to take the raw material and make a convincing narrative. How does art give life to experience, enliven it, make it vivid, memorable? The truth is sly, evasive; but the novelist closes in upon it with poetic precision to create a small, enigmatic work of art. We are pressed to see in the characters' relationships an allegory of the evil social order that poisons the author's native South Africa.
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Description du livre Viking Adult, 1987. Hardcover. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire M0670813982
Description du livre Viking Adult, 1987. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX0670813982
Description du livre Viking Adult, 1987. Hardcover. État : New. Never used!. N° de réf. du libraire P110670813982