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Foe (Penguin Essentials) Nobel Laureate and two time Booker prize winning author of Disgrace and The Life and Times of Michael K, J M Coetzee reimagines Daniel DeFoe s classic novel Robinson Crusoe in Foe In an act of breathtaking imagination, JM Coetzee radically reinvents the story of Robinson CrusoeIn the early eighteenth century, Susan Barton finds herself adrift from a mutinous ship and cast ashore on a remote desert island There she finds shelter with its only other inhabitants a man named Cruso and his tongueless slave, Friday In time, she builds a life for herself as Cruso s companion and, eventually, his lover At last they are rescued by a passing ship, but only she and Friday survive the journey back to LondonDetermined to have her story told, she pursues the eminent man of letters Daniel Foe in the hope that he will relate truthfully her memories to the world But with Cruso dead, Friday incapable of speech and Foe himself intent on reshaping her narrative, Barton struggles to maintain her grip on the past, only to fall victim to the seduction of storytelling itselfTreacherous, elegant and unexpectedly moving, Foe remains one of the most exquisitely composed of this pre eminent author s works A small miracle of a book of marvellous intricacy and overwhelming power Washington Post A superb novel The New York TimesSouth African author J M Coetzee was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature inand was the first author to win the Booker Prize twice for his novels Disgrace and The Life and Times of Michael K His novel set during the South African apartheid, Age of Iron, winner of the Sunday Express Book of the Year award is also available in Penguin paperback

15 thoughts on “Foe (Penguin Essentials)

  1. Clarissa Clarissa says:

    This comparatively slim volume by J.M Coetzee casts another light on how Daniel Defoe might have come across the inspiration for Robinson Crusoe and shows how such inspirations can be changed almost beyond recognit

  2. Lisa S. Lisa S. says:

    Ich habe das Buch im Zuge meines Englischstudienkurses gelesen und fand die Idee des Buches super Allerdings ist der zweite Teil sehr unverst ndilich konfus geschrieben und ich ben tigte die Leitung und Erkl rungen mein

  3. Jassu79 Jassu79 says:

    Coetzee s against the grain reading of Defoe s classic Robinson Crusoe resulted in a short but brilliant novel about colonial projections, storytelling and the process of turning real events into fictional tales with beginni

  4. hometrainer-tests.de Customer hometrainer-tests.de Customer says:

    I gaurantee that you won t be able to better spend 3 4 hours than to spend it reading this short novel In this sort of retelling of the Robinson Crusoe story in the bigger picture , as it really happened , Coetzee asks us to thin

  5. Peter Henry Peter Henry says:

    A very thought provoking book Basically a reworking of Robinson Crusoe Daniel Defoe s original name was Foe It has a woman narrator who was washed ashore on a desert island where there was another castaway called Cruso already there S

  6. Attila Zaborszky Attila Zaborszky says:

    Slowly one gets dragged into the isolated live of a woman living in rural Southern Africa.One gets a uncomfortable sense of the bizar and confusion live of whites and blacks Hate,guilt , disgust and anger are a bad mix to carry on together

  7. bokazsombor bokazsombor says:

    Coetzee s rewrite of Defoe s Robinson is simply stunning For those who are into postmodern irony and rewrites

  8. GF GF says:

    Full of skilled narrative trickery, with little to make ypou care.

  9. hometrainer-tests.de Customer hometrainer-tests.de Customer says:

    Arrived perfectly yet again Will continue to buy from World Books

  10. Rachael Douglas Rachael Douglas says:

    Great comparison to Defoe s work

  11. GrandmaA GrandmaA says:

    This is an exceptionally original and clever novel, but definitely has to be read together with Defoe s ROBINSON CRUSOE.I shall certainly read both again.

  12. hometrainer-tests.de Customer hometrainer-tests.de Customer says:

    dialogism at its purest

  13. Vanessa Houlan Vanessa Houlan says:

    Good condition

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  15. ARW ARW says:

    This book bounces all over the place starting on a desert island with Crusoe and Friday next she s in England with full who really doesn t even show up until the end part of the book but she s constantly writing to him living at his place that the Balis took over and then lives there

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