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Author Coetzee, J. M., 1940-
Title Boyhood : scenes from provincial life / J.M. Coetzee
Imprint New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 1998
book jacket
 Euro-Am Studies Lib 2F  823 C652bo 1998    AVAILABLE    30500101037599
 RCHSS Library  PR9369.3.C58 B791 1998    AVAILABLE    30560400644081
Descript 166 pages ; 20 cm
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Note Coetzee has been reluctant to talk about himself. Now, revisiting the South Africa of a half century ago, he writes about his childhood and his own interior life. Boyhood's young narrator grew up in a new development north of Cape Town, tormented by guilt and fear. With a father he did not respect, and a mother he both adored and resented, he led a double life -- at school the brilliant and well-behaved student, at home the princely despot, always terrified of losing his mother's love. His first encounters with literature, the awakenings of sexual desire, and a growing awareness of apartheid left him with baffling questions; and only in his love of the veld ('farms are places of freedom, of life') could he find a sense of belonging. Bold and telling, this masterly evocation of a young boy's life is the book Coetzee's many admirers have been waiting for, but never could have expected
Link Online version: Coetzee, J.M., 1940- Boyhood. New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 1998 (OCoLC)756914535
Subject Coetzee, J. M., 1940- -- Childhood and youth
Coetzee, J. M., 1940- fast (OCoLC)fst00117350
Authors, South African -- 20th century -- Biography
Apartheid -- South Africa
Auǥnseiter gnd
Dorf gnd
Junge gnd
Südafrika gnd
Auǥnseiter. swd
Belletristische Darstellung gnd
Junge. swd
Südafrika (Staat) swd
Apartheid. fast (OCoLC)fst00811112
Authors, South African. fast (OCoLC)fst00822346
South Africa. fast (OCoLC)fst01204616
Geschichte 1947-1955. swd
Geschichte 1947-1955
1900-1999 fast
Belletristische Darstellung
Biography. fast (OCoLC)fst01423686
Biographies. lcgft
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