Reviews

  • "The essays here are welcoming, informative, readable, lucid, plain, purged of jargon... Coetzee is a critic of unbiddable integrity"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "Literary criticism of the highest order...will be read and valued by anyone interested in the inner workings of literature for decades to come"

    Independent
  • "Fascinating...an impeccable stylist"

    Spectator
  • "Fans will relish his precise, restrained style of literary criticism...communicating Coetzee's passion for literature"

    New Statesman
  • "Coetzee the critic is every bit as good as Coetzee the novelist."

    Irish Times