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Stranger Shores is the first of three collections of literary criticism by J. M. Coetzee to be republished by Text. It includes essays on Dostoevsky and Kafka, A. S. Byatt and Doris Lessing. These are concise, accessible introductions to some of the world’s greatest writers, by a contemporary master.
‘Freed from literary convention, Mr Coetzee writes not to provide answers, but to ask greatquestions.’
‘For all the sharpness and sorrow of Coetzee’s writing, there is something grandly calming abouthis style: his sentences seem to give off light, and not in a hard dazzle, but in the glow of achild’s night-light.’
‘A major force in contemporary writing. A master, in fact.’