• Disgrace

    J M Coetzee

    David Lurie, 52 ans, deux fois divorcé, enseigne à l'université du Cap. Une jeune étudiante, parmi ses nombreuses conquêtes, finit par l'accuser de harcèlement sexuel. Contraint à la démission, David se réfugie auprès de sa fille, Lucy, qui vit dans une ferme isolée. Mais les temps ont changé et sa retraite vire au drame. La bourgeoisie sud-africaine doit payer pour les crimes de l'apartheid.


    J M Coetzee

    The luminous new novel from ''one of the best writers of our time'', twice winner of the Booker Prize '' The Death of Jesus is full of truth'' -- David Sexton, Book of the Week, Evening Standard In The Childhood of Jesus , Simon found a boy, David, and they began life in a new land, together with a woman named Ines. In The Schooldays of Jesus, the small family searched for a home in which David could thrive. In The Death of Jesus , David, now a tall ten-year-old, is spotted by Julio Fabricante, the director of a local orphanage, playing football with his friends. He shows unusual talent. When David announces that he wants to go and live with Julio and the children in his care, Simon and Ines are stunned. David is leaving them, and they can only love him and bear witness. With almost unbearable poignancy J. M. Coetzee explores the meaning of a world empty of memory but brimming with questions. **A SUNDAY TIMES BOOK TO WATCH OUT FOR IN 2020**

  • Anglais Slow Man

    J M Coetzee

    Modern fictionLatest novel from the Nobel laureate, now in paperback. 'Coetzee is a unique voice; no novelist explores ideas and the power of literature and the sense of displacement so boldly. Slow Man will add to his immense reputation' Independent on Sunday.

  • Anglais Dusklands

    J M Coetzee

    Modern fictionA rejacketed reversion from Penguin.


    J.M. Coetzee

    Elizabeth Costello is an Australian writer of international renown. Famous principally for an early novel that established her reputation, she has reached the stage where her remaining function is to be venerated and applauded.

    Her life has become a series of engagements in sterile conference rooms throughout the world - a private consciousness obliged to reveal itself to a curious public: the presentation of a major award at an American college where she is required to deliver a lecture; a sojourn as the writer in residence on a cruise liner; a visit to her sister, a missionary in Africa, who is receiving an honorary degree, an occasion which both recognise as the final opportunity for effecting some form of reconciliation; and a disquieting appearance at a writers' conference in Amsterdam where she finds the subject of her talk unexpectedly amongst the audience.

    She has made her life's work the study of other people yet now it is she who is the object of scrutiny. But, for her, what matters is the continuing search for a means of articulating her vision and the verdict of future generations.

  • Anglais Youth

    J M Coetzee

    Modern fictionNew novel in paperback from Coetzee, the only author ever to have won the Booker Prize twice. Set against the backdrop of the 1960s, this is an evocative portrait of a consciousness turning in on itself, and of a young man's struggle to find his way in the world. "Only a writer as great as Coetzee is capable of infusing meditation on the spoilt hope of youth with such clarity, fluency and poise" Daily Mail. "Brilliant. A remarkable feat" Sunday Times.

  • Stranger Shores, a collection of J.M. Coetzee's essays from 1986 to 1999 was followed by Inner Workings, which contained those from 2000 to 2005. Late Essays gathers together Coetzee's literary essays since 2006.

    The subjects covered range from Daniel Defoe in the early eighteenth century to Coetzee's contemporary Philip Roth. Coetzee has had a long-standing interest in German literature and here he engages with the work of Goethe, Holderlin, Kleist and Walser. There are four fascinating essays on fellow Nobel laureate Samuel Beckett and he looks at the work of three Australian writers: Patrick White, Les Murray and Gerald Murnane. There are essays too on Tolstoy's great novella The Death of Ivan Ilyich, on Flaubert's masterpiece Madame Bovary, and on the Argentine modernist Antonio Di Benedetto.

    J.M. Coetzee, a great novelist himself, is a wise and insightful guide to these works of international literature that span three centuries.

  • A collection of 29 pieces on books, writing, photography, and the 1995 Rugby World Cup in South Africa. With literary subjects ranging from Defoe through Rilke and Kafka to the giants of the 20th century, those who admire Coetzee as a novelist can also read his literary criticism.

  • The Nobel Prizewinning author's brilliant trilogy of fictionalized memoirs--now available in one volume for the first time Few writers have won as much critical acclaim and as many admirers in the literary world as J. M. Coetzee. Yet the celebrated author rarely spoke of himself until the 1997 arrival of Boyhood, a masterly and evocative tale of a young writer's beginnings. Continuing with the fiercely tender Youth and the innovative Summertime, Scenes from Provincial Life is a heartbreaking and often very funny portrait of the artist by one of the world's greatest writers.

  • Foe

    Coetzee J.M.

    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 . Published as a Penguin Essential for the first time. In an act of breathtaking imagination, J.M Coetzee radically reinvents the story of Robinson Crusoe. In 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 London. Determined 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 itself. Treacherous, 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 Times