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Foe

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J.M. Coetzee reinvents the story of Robinson Crusoe-and in so doing, directs our attention to the seduction and tyranny of storytelling itself In 1720 the eminent man of letters Daniel Foe is approached by Susan Barton, lately a castaway on a desert island. She wants him to tell her story, and that of the enigmatic man who has become her rescuer, companion, master and sometimes lover: Cruso. Now Cruso is dead, and his manservant, Friday, is incapable of speech. As she tries to relate the truth about him, the ambitious Barton cannot help turning Cruso into her invention and the stories we thought we knew acquire depths that are at once treacherous, elegant, and unexpectedly moving.

Item details

Author(s):
Coetzee, J M
Condition:
As new
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
014009623X
ISBN-13:
9780140096231
Number of pages:
157
Publisher:
Penguin Books 1987

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J.M. Coetzee reinvents the story of Robinson Crusoe-and in so doing, directs our attention to the seduction and tyranny of storytelling itself In 1720 the eminent man of letters Daniel Foe is approached by Susan Barton, lately a castaway on a desert island. She wants him to tell her story, and that of the enigmatic man who has become her rescuer, companion, master and sometimes lover: Cruso. Now Cruso is dead, and his manservant, Friday, is incapable of speech. As she tries to relate the truth about him, the ambitious Barton cannot help turning Cruso into her invention and the stories we thought we knew acquire depths that are at once treacherous, elegant, and unexpectedly moving.

Author(s):
Coetzee, J M
Condition:
As new
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
014009623X
ISBN-13:
9780140096231
Number of pages:
157
Publisher:
Penguin Books 1987

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