Slow Man kindle Û 304 pages Download Ê johnscyclingdiary

book â È J.M. Coetzee

Et Seinen Reflexionen stellt sie Lebenspraxis entgegen seiner Radikalität liebevollen Spott Doch um Rettung ist es ihm nicht zu tu The blow catches him from the right sharp and surprising and painful like a bolt of electricity lifting him up off the bicycle Paul Rayment a photographer in Adelaide finds himself in a hospital recovering from a bicycle accident with one leg amputated above the knee He refuses a prosthesis and opts for nursing care After going through a succession of nurses he develops feelings for a Croatian nurse Marijana a married woman with three children In addition to his loss of independence and the problems of aging Paul is coping with loneliness and regrets over never having children He attempts to have Marijana and her children play a major part of his lifeThe first third of the novel seems realistic Then the novelist Elizabeth Costello shows up at Paul's door an annoying woman who he has never met She is a character from JM Coetzee's previous novel She starts reciting the passage at the top of this review The blow catches him When she first heard those words she had asked herself Why do I need this man? Elizabeth Costello seems to be a stand in for the author Coetzee since she knows all about Paul and the other characters She uses her knowledge to try to prod Paul into action At the same time Paul is feeling that she is using his reactions to create a character for a book that she is writing She's a persistent woman constantly visiting although he keeps trying to get rid of her Paul who immigrated from France to Australia as a child is working through his feelings about home about belonging and about love After a career as a portrait photographer Paul seems to be thinking about who the man in his own mirror is as a personThe reader is watching Elizabeth Costello interact with Paul as she gets material for the story that Coetzee has written and we are reading While it's a creative idea it also moves the story from a realistic plane to a position where the reader no longer knows what is real and what is unreal But that's Coetzee an author who has fun playing around with the readers' minds

kindle Slow Man

Slow ManMeisterhaft und überraschend erzählt der Nobelpreisträger J MCoetzee in seinem ersten Roman seit dem Welterfolg »Schande« von I can't deny that JM Coetzee is indeed a talented writer Clear concise exacting prose And duh he did win the Nobel Prize after all But I don't think this one is the one read Disgrace probably is What starts out as a uite conventional story soon morphs into something bordering on ludicrous Is it magical realism? A darkly comedic satire on death vs consciousness? Or just a novelist indulging in not having to adhere to any chosen path or structure? And not bothering to answer some key uestions about certain characters? As a mediation on aging intimacy and mortality it excels As a novel it fails to deliver a coherent narrative And soon becomes tedious If it weren't so short and a fast read I probably would've tossed it aside

J.M. Coetzee È Slow Man eBook

Slow Man kindle Û 304 pages Download Ê johnscyclingdiary Ø [EPUB] ✻ Slow Man By J.M. Coetzee – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk Meisterhaft und überraschend erzählt der Nobelpreisträger J MCoetzee in seinem ersten Roman seit dem Welterfolg »Schande« von der Liebe im Zeichen der Reife Paul Rayments LebeDer Liebe im Zeichen der Reife Paul Rayments Leben ist aus den Fugen geraten als sich Elizabeth Costello unverhofft bei ihm einnist This is my first Coetzee and for the first sixty pages it seemed to be an interesting but not arresting book about an older man coping with losing a leg and his mobility and freedom and the after effects of such a loss including falling in love with his nurse Nothing earthshatteringAnd then the author showed up Note The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the changes in Goodreads policy and enforcement You can read why I came to this decision hereIn the meantime you can read the entire review at Smorgasbook