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Coetzee Colloquium

December 2014, no. 367

Coetzee Colloquium

December 2014, no. 367

Few authors summon the various modes of irony to better purpose than J.M. Coetzee. Typically, before Coetzee gives a reading, the audience can safely suppose that they are in for a good laugh, the odd squirm and cringe, and at least one moment of bewilderment. But there are exceptions to this general rule, and the several hundred people who gathered to hear Coetzee read last week, on a balmy Tuesday evening in Adelaide, were fortunate to witness an atypical performance by the Nobel laureate.

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Comment (1)

  • Thoroughly enjoyed reading this. I have been a huge fan of JM Coetzee's work for a very long time and would very much love to be able to see this collection in Adelaide. Your account of the evening was beautifully presented. Thank you.
    Posted by Michael
    16 January 2015

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