Life & times of Michael K /
J.M. Coetzee.
New York : Penguin Books, 1985.
184 p. ; 20 cm.
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New York : Penguin Books, 1985.
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This item was nominated for the following awards:
Man Booker Prize for Fiction, GBR, 1983 : Won
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"An outstanding achievment." Nadine Gordimer "A major work of crystalline intensity." Los Angeles Times "So purifying to the senses that one comes away feeling that one''s eye has been sharpened, one''s hearing vivified." The New York Times Book Review
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In a South Africa turned by war, Michael K. sets out to take his ailing mother back to her rural home. On the way there she dies, leaving him alone in an anarchic world of brutal roving armies. Imprisoned, Michael is unable to bear confinement and escapes, determined to live with dignity. This life affirming novel goes to the center of human experience-the need for an interior, spiritual life; for some connections to the world in which we live; and for purity of vision.
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For better readers, this is the story of a harrowing journey through a South Africa ravaged by civil war.

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