Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780142004814, 240pp.
Publication Date: October 26, 2004
Since 1982, J. M. Coetzee has been dazzling the literary world. After eight novels that have won, among other awards, two Booker Prizes, and most recently, the Nobel Prize, Coetzee has once again crafted an unusual and deeply affecting tale. Told through an ingenious series of formal addresses, "Elizabeth Costello" is, on the 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.
About the Author
J. M. Coetzee is Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago and Honorary Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide, Australia.
Praise For Elizabeth Costello…
[Elizabeth Costello] resonates in the mind long after it has been put aside. (John Banville, The Nation)