Elizabeth Costello : eight lessons / J.M. Coetzee.
- ISBN: 9780099461920 (pbk.)
- Physical Description: 233 pages ; 20 cm
- Publisher: London : Vintage Books, 2004
Originally published: London: Secker & Warburg, 2003.
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Lesson 1. Realism -- Lesson 2. The novel in Africa -- Lesson 3. The lives of animals 1 : the philosophers and the animals -- Lesson 4. The lives of animals 2 : the poets and the animals -- Lesson 5. The humanities in Africa -- Lesson 6. The problem of evil -- Lesson 7. Eros -- Lesson 8. At the gate -- Postscript : Letter of Elizabeth, Lady Chandos.
Elizabeth Costello is a distinguished and aging Australian novelist whose life is revealed through a series of eight formal addresses. From an award-acceptance speech at a New England liberal arts college to a lecture on evil in Amsterdam and a sexually charged reading by the poet Robert Duncan, Coetzee draws the reader inexorably toward its conclusion.
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