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Life & Times of Michael K by  John Maxwell]  J. M. [Coetzee - First Edition, First Printing - 1984 - from Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC (SKU: 2920)

Life & Times of Michael K

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Life & Times of Michael K

by Coetzee, J. M. [Coetzee, John Maxwell]

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New York: The Viking Press, 1984. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near fine/fine. A Near Fine copy of the first edition, first printing (quite mildly askew with some lean to the volume, thin fade line to each spine end) in a Fine dust jacket, being Coetzee's fourth novel, a book about the value of human life, race, a mother and son relationship, and war, and winner of the 1983 Booker Prize. A highly-acclaimed author, Coetzee has won the Booker Prize twice and won the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature as an author "who in innumerable guises portrays the surprising involvement of the outsider." Coetzee also won the Jerusalem Prize, the CNA Prize (thrice), the Prix Femina étranger, The Irish Times International Fiction Prize, and many other awards and honours, including a number of honorary doctorates. A Near Fine copy of this early J. M. Coetzee work.


Life & Times of Michael K is a 1983 novel by South African-born author J. M. Coetzee, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature for the year 2003. The book itself won the Booker Prize for 1983. The novel is a story of hare lipped, simple gardener Michael K, who makes an arduous journey from civil war-ridden urban South Africa to his mother's rural birthplace, during apartheid era, in the 1970-80s.


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Life & Times of Michael K
Coetzee, J. M. [Coetzee, John Maxwell]
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First Edition, First Printing
The Viking Press
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