In the Heart of the Country [E–pub/Kindle]


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  1. says: In the Heart of the Country [E–pub/Kindle] J.M. Coetzee É 9 read read Í E-book, or Kindle E-pub É J.M. Coetzee

    In the Heart of the Country [E–pub/Kindle] It is a long time since I read any early Coetzee and I had forgotten how intense and powerful his writing can be for all the bleakness and despair of the situations he writes about This one is full of violence and decay but within a few pages it is clear that much perhaps all of the action takes place in the narrator's imagination

  2. says: J.M. Coetzee É 9 read read Í E-book, or Kindle E-pub É J.M. Coetzee read In the Heart of the Country

    In the Heart of the Country [E–pub/Kindle] There are two types of novels by J M Coetzee the historical the metaphysicalThe metaphysical ones include Summertime Foe The best of these is Elizabeth Costello Historical Life and Times of Michael K Waiting for the Barbarians Slow Man DisgraceAnd the best of these is THIS novelHis unending obsession with the insufficiencystupidity of words and language as well as the story's reliance on its components of begin

  3. says: In the Heart of the Country [E–pub/Kindle] read Í E-book, or Kindle E-pub É J.M. Coetzee

    read In the Heart of the Country In the Heart of the Country [E–pub/Kindle] The first person narrator of this book is Magda the daughter of an Afrikaner sheep farmer on a remote ranch in the South African veldt Magda has grown up alone with her stern patriarchal father and the servants She is a bitter old maid ignored and disregarded By page ten you figure out that Magda is kind of nuts Somewhere along the way you figure out that between one paragraph and another sometimes within the s

  4. says: In the Heart of the Country [E–pub/Kindle] J.M. Coetzee É 9 read

    In the Heart of the Country [E–pub/Kindle] Faulkner and Dostoevsky in South AfricaIntriguing bold staggering revolting horrible these are some of the emotion

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    read In the Heart of the Country In the Heart of the Country [E–pub/Kindle] Magda is a white spinster who loves to keep her thoughts to herself This whole book is all about what's going on in her mind as she is a self absorbed self centered unfriendly and thinks of herself as a victim of the people around her So instead of speaking to her father and their family's servants she just keeps her thoughts to herselfWhen her father seduces Anna the wife of their farmhand Hendrik Magda resents it and the narrat

  6. says: J.M. Coetzee É 9 read In the Heart of the Country [E–pub/Kindle]

    In the Heart of the Country [E–pub/Kindle] Well that was just the feel good read of the year wasn't it?JesusI don't often read books like this and even now I can't even begin to describe what that category actually is I remember reading Thomas Hardy's Jude The Obscure and fucking hating it It was so filled with misery without the slightest attempt of hope or reason or a r

  7. says: In the Heart of the Country [E–pub/Kindle] J.M. Coetzee É 9 read read Í E-book, or Kindle E-pub É J.M. Coetzee

    In the Heart of the Country [E–pub/Kindle] 35starsI was so lost for so much of this book LOL I pride myself in loving weird books and challenging books that keep you on your toe

  8. says: In the Heart of the Country [E–pub/Kindle] J.M. Coetzee É 9 read

    read Í E-book, or Kindle E-pub É J.M. Coetzee In the Heart of the Country [E–pub/Kindle] J.M. Coetzee É 9 read How can you commet on Coetzee? Everything he wries is extraordinary This is no exception Brutal hits you in the guts with some of the most amazing images created in the modern novel i'd say Check out the scene when the aeroplane flies over head Until that moment I thought the book was set in the C19th And of course that was Coetzee's point I

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    read In the Heart of the Country read Í E-book, or Kindle E-pub É J.M. Coetzee J.M. Coetzee É 9 read I read this book in one single sitting It took me 5 hours bloodshot eyes and a splitting headache and I'd do it all over again just to experience the emotional torpedo it is Coetzee's work is bedazzling His command of language razor sharp Ly

  10. says: read Í E-book, or Kindle E-pub É J.M. Coetzee In the Heart of the Country [E–pub/Kindle]

    In the Heart of the Country [E–pub/Kindle] 25 Stars A dark brutal story about the daughter of a South African farmer during colonial times Magda a spinster h

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In the Heart of the Country review Ä E-book, or Kindle E-pub Europeus e a vastidão e solidão em ÁfricaNo coração desta terra é uma obra de uma força irresistível J M Coetzee transformou com uma enorme segurança e uma visão penetrante o romance de uma família num espelho da existência colonia. I read this book in one single sitting It took me 5 hours bloodshot eyes and a splitting headache and I d do it all over again just to experience the emotional torpedo it is Coetzee s work is bedazzling His command of language razor sharp Lycra tight the sheer muscle force of his imagery and the tight vide like grip he holds over every word on a page is the stuff of masters This book is startling

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In the Heart of the Country review Ä E-book, or Kindle E-pub Uma vontade desesperada de não ser tornar «um dos esuecidos da história» uando o pai arranja uma amante africana essa vontade vai precipitaruma vingança ue lembra uma reacção uímica entre o colonizador e o colonizado e entre os anseios. Faulkner and Dostoevsky in South AfricaIntriguing bold staggering revolting horrible these are some of the emotions I experienced while reading this short book The young spinster Magda is the daughter of a sturdy but brutal farmer in a dark corner of South Africa Magda yearns for love and attention especially that of her father She gives us a very distorted view on reality in endless repetitions and variations not only very close to insanity but even far beyond This book is a true writing experiment in the best of modernist tradition it reminded me of Becket and of Faulkner But it is also a relentless and gruesome exploration of the human psyche and human condition Coetzee is a worthy successor of Dostoevsky Through the eyes and terrible acts of Magda we are confronted with the uestion of good and evil but from a postmodernist perspective And Coetzee s reflections upon the master slave relation Magda and her father versus the black servant Jakob give this book a real South African flavour In my opinion this is one of the best and most interesting books of the last uarter of the 20th Century L'Armée du Salut pai arranja uma amante africana essa vontade vai Desolation Angels The Big Empty #3 precipitaruma vingança ue lembra uma reacção uímica entre o colonizador e o colonizado e entre os anseios. Faulkner and Dostoevsky in South AfricaIntriguing bold staggering revolting horrible these are some of the emotions I experienced while reading this short book The young spinster Magda is the daughter of a sturdy but brutal farmer in a dark corner of South Africa Magda yearns for love and attention especially that of her father She gives us a very distorted view on reality in endless repetitions and variations not only very close to insanity but even far beyond This book is a true writing experiment in the best of modernist tradition it reminded me of Becket and of Faulkner But it is also a relentless and gruesome exploration of the human Under Fire In The Middle East psyche and human condition Coetzee is a worthy successor of Dostoevsky Through the eyes and terrible acts of Magda we are confronted with the uestion of good and evil but from a LMNO Pea uel postmodernist Saint Charbel perspective And Coetzee s reflections upon the master slave relation Magda and her father versus the black servant Jakob give this book a real South African flavour In my opinion this is one of the best and most interesting books of the last uarter of the 20th Century

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In the Heart of the Country review Ä E-book, or Kindle E-pub Numa fazenda remota da África do Sul a protagonista deste romance lança um olhar sobre a vida de onde foi excluída Ignorada por um pai duro desprezada e temida pelos criados é uma mulher amarga e inteligente cuja docilidade aparente esconde. The first person narrator of this book is Magda the daughter of an Afrikaner sheep farmer on a remote ranch in the South African veldt Magda has grown up alone with her stern patriarchal father and the servants She is a bitter old maid ignored and disregarded By page ten you figure out that Magda is kind of nuts Somewhere along the way you figure out that between one paragraph and another sometimes within the same paragraph Magda slips between fantasy and reality without warning By the end of the book she has completely lost her mind and you have to reevaluate everything you ve read because it s not clear what really happened and what was Magda s imagination fabrication or delusionThe story centers around Magda and her father and Hendrick a black African servant who comes to work on the farm and his wife Anna whom Magda s father living alone and wifeless out on the veldt soon covets Obviously this isn t going to end well especially with Magda watching judging and resenting The violence seems to be the point where Magda goes off the rails into complete unreliability She tells multiple separate and conflicting stories over the course of the book with no textual clue to the reader that they are not all part of one seamless narrativeThe imagery is stark and isolating as Magda and the handful of other characters scratch out a living in the scorpion and jackal haunted boonies but what s really stark and isolating is the relationship between the white farmer and daughter and the black servants initially friendly and benevolent on the surface but their every interaction is fraught with the weight of colonialism The power dynamic between oppressor and oppressed switches several times over the course of the novel which I think was probably Coetzee s intent It is indeed a bleak and powerful taleThat said this is a book for readers who like literary prose meaning sentences and paragraphs worked and reworked to artistic effect rather than to tell a story Magda s internal monologue even when it s not spinning off into crazy la la land is incessantly navel gazing dense and verbose In the Heart of the Country is one of those books where sometimes you have to reread a paragraph several times to figure out what is actually being said and what s going on You would think a novel with as much sex and violence as this one packed into its sparse few pages would be well interesting but it s only interesting on the level of verbiage and literary analysis It s the kind of book literature professors like to talk about and ask midterm uestions like Describe some of the metaphors the author uses for colonial and patriarchal relationships blah bah blahHonestly I don t understand people who read books like this for fun Literary prize winning prose is often not exciting storytelling prose and in this case it s almost like simple declarative sentences and a linear narrative are verboten Yes I understand the story yes I saw the hidden depths in Coetzee s book and I m sure I could write a term paper about it as well as the next English major even though I was never an English major but boy did did it drag and unlike some other literary authors like Cormac McCarthy and Haruki Murakami who sometimes annoy me but also tell a story even when they are experimenting and intrigue me enough to want to read Coetzee makes me want to stay away from anything else he s written because this book did not endear him to meThat sounds like a pretty negative review and if I were rating this based on my enjoyment of the book alone In the Heart of the Country would probably get 15 or 2 stars But I can t help but admire an author who puts words together in a way that most can t and manages to drag such powerful weight and layered meaning into such a small book So I am bumping it up to 25 stars based on literary merit but rounding down because I still thought it was self important dudeliness I can t say I recommend it unless you are reading it for a specific purpose though or you just really like this kind of book