The Body, Desire and Storytelling in Novels by J. M. Coetzee

1st Edition

Olfa Belgacem

Routledge
Published October 17, 2018
Reference - 212 Pages
ISBN 9780367002343 - CAT# K402534
Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

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Summary

Asserting that Coetzee’s representation of the body as subject to dismemberment counters the colonial representation of the other’s body as exotic and erotically-charged, this study inspects the ambivalence pertaining to Coetzee’s embodied representation of the other and reveals the risks that come with such contrapuntal reiteration. Through the study of the narrative identity of the colonial other and her/his body’s representation, the book also unveils the author’s own authorial identity exposed through the repetitive narrative patterns and characterization choices.

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