First Edition (first U.S. printing). The fourth novel by the award-winning author of DISGRACE, the story of a woman marooned on an Atlantic island -- with two men named Friday and Robinson Crusoe. Fine/Fine. A tiny bit of toning at the very top of the dust jacket flaps, else very clean. Signed by Coetzee on the title page. N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : 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 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.
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.
Titre : Foe
Éditeur : Viking
Date d'édition : 1987
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Fine
Edition : 1st Edition.
Description du livre Viking Adult, 1986. État : Good. 1st American ed. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP94023904
Description du livre Viking Adult, 1986. État : Very Good. 1st American ed. N/A. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. N° de réf. du libraire GRP10673207
Description du livre Viking Adult, 1986. État : Fair. 1st American ed. N/A. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP10173801
Description du livre Viking Adult. Hardcover. État : GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. N° de réf. du libraire 2728537625
Description du livre Viking Adult. Hardcover. État : Fair. N° de réf. du libraire G0670813982I5N00
Description du livre Viking Adult. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Book shows a small amount of wear - very good condition. N° de réf. du libraire G0670813982I4N00
Description du livre Viking Adult. Hardcover. État : Good. This book has a light amount of wear to the pages, cover and binding. N° de réf. du libraire G0670813982I3N00
Description du livre Viking Adult February 1987, 1987. Hardcover. État : Used. N° de réf. du libraire 536067
Description du livre Viking Adult, 1987. Hardcover. État : Used: Good. N° de réf. du libraire SONG0670813982
Description du livre Viking, New York, 1987. Hb. État : VG. Etat de la jaquette : VG-. 157pp. Extremities lightly rubbed. Dj extremities rubbed. N° de réf. du libraire 231227