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J.M. Coetzee, Elisabeth Costello

· 13 August 2013 |  by Janantoon
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J.M. Coetzee

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taal: Engels
gepubliceerd door: Secker & Warburg
eerste editie: 2003
bindwijze: gebonden
isbn: 9780436206160
pagina’s: 233

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Elizabeth Costello is a fictitious ageing Australian writer, travelling around the world and giving lectures on topics including the lives of animals and literary censorship. She became famous for her 4th novel The House on Eccles Street, a novel embroidered on James Joyce’s Ulysses from the perspective of the protagonist’s wife, Molly Bloom. Costello feels her age, and becomes wary of her fame, which seems further and further removed from who she has become, and struggles with issues of belief, vegetarianism, sexuality, language and evil.
Many of the lectures Costello gives are edited pieces that Coetzee previously published. Elizabeth Costello is the main character in Coetzee’s academic novel, The Lives of Animals. A character named Elizabeth Costello also appears in Coetzee’s novel Slow Man.

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