Sue Kossew

Sue Kossew reviews 'Late Essays: 2006–2017' by J.M. Coetzee

Sue Kossew
24 August 2017

While it is true that the essay as a genre has a long and continuous history, it is not always an easy form to categorise or define. J.M. Coetzee has himself contrasted the ‘rather tight discourse’ of criticism with the relative freedom of writing fiction. Indeed, essays – like those collected in this volume – require ‘slow reading’, a term derived from ... More

Sue Kossew reviews 'The Schooldays of Jesus' by J.M. Coetzee

Sue Kossew
23 September 2016

In order to grasp the complexity of allusions in J.M. Coetzee's new novel, The Schooldays of Jesus, you need to have your wits about you. On the other hand, as with its prequel ...

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