Elizabeth Costello

Elizabeth Costello

Book - 2004
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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, the author draws the reader toward its astonishing conclusion. The novel is, on its surface, the story of a woman's life as mother, sister, lover, and writer. Yet it is also a profound and haunting meditation on the nature of storytelling.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2004
ISBN: 9780670031306
0670031305
9780142004814
0142004812
Branch Call Number: FICTION COETZEE
Characteristics: 231 p. ; 20 cm

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I...tried.

Perhaps I struggle with Coetzee books. Maybe I don't like characters built entirely around existential truths that I don't find very truthy, existential, or interesting. Or, I might be so much at peace about eating meat that I’m unable to connect with the striking amount of vegetarianism promotion. Ultimately, I'm not exactly sure what happened here, but I tried

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