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BIC Subject: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
 
Published: 07-Jan-2020
Format: Paperback, 256 pages, 0x0mm
ISBN: 9781922268440
Stock Code: 2268440
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Belief may be no more, in the end, than a source of energy, like a battery which one clips into an idea to make it run.

Elizabeth Costello is a distinguished Australian author in her mid-sixties celebrated for a novel she wrote decades earlier. In a series of eight 'lessons'-the transcripts of lectures and speeches-she examines such subjects as animal rights, evil and the afterlife. Published in 2003, Elizabeth Costello was the first book J. M. Coetzee published in his new home of Australia. With its blurring of the lines between fiction and non-fiction, its rigorous interrogation of weighty ideas and moments of bleak comedy, the novel issued a new and complex challenge to Coetzee's readers.Belief may be no more, in the end, than a source of energy, like a battery which one clips into an idea to make it run.

Elizabeth Costello is a distinguished Australian author in her mid-sixties celebrated for a novel she wrote decades earlier. In a series of eight 'lessons'-the transcripts of lectures and speeches-she examines such subjects as animal rights, evil and the afterlife. Published in 2003, Elizabeth Costello was the first book J. M. Coetzee published in his new home of Australia. With its blurring of the lines between fiction and non-fiction, its rigorous interrogation of weighty ideas and moments of bleak comedy, the novel issued a new and complex challenge to Coetzee's readers.
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.
 
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