J.M. Coetzee - Photographs from Boyhood

J M (John) Coetzee

M.M. Coetzee provides insight into his childhood through his own lens. The photographs are an intriguing visual chronicle of Coetzee's life. Although many know him as a serious and philosophical writer, here we see his playful, boyish side and the search for his own identity.
Date Published :
February 2020
Publisher :
Protea Boekhuis
Illustration :
Fully Illustrated
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781485311560
Pages : 192
Dimensions : 9 X 8 inches
Stock Status : In stock


Author J.M. Coetzee sold his house in Cape Town, unaware that he was leaving behind unique documents from his teenage years. In the attic of his former home, the new owners discovered a forgotten brown suitcase and a large cardboard box, containing a complete photographic archive of old prints and negatives from Coetzee’s childhood never seen before. The book also has an exclusive interview with John Coetzee about his boyhood and photo experiments.

About The Author

J.M. Coetzee (Cape Town, 1940) is a novelist, essayist and writer of short stories. He twice received the Booker Prize for his novels Life & Times of Michael K and Disgrace. In 2003 he received the Nobel Prize for his entire body of works. Humo proclaimed Coetzee “the Biggest Writer of All Time”. Coetzee reinforced his status as one of the most important contemporary writers with his most recent novels The Childhood of Jesus (2013) and The Schooldays of Jesus (2016).

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