At a glance:
- Author: J. M. Coetzee
- First Published: 1990
- Type of Work: Novel
- Genres: Long fiction, Apocalyptic and catastrophe fiction
- Subjects: Culture, Language or languages, Family or family life, Power, personal or social, Politics, Exile or expatriates, Violence, Cancer, Human behavior, Meditation
- Locales: Cape Town, South Africa
Throughout his short but distinguished career, South African novelist J.M. Coetzee has expressed the need to speak, as it were, the unspoken, what may well be unspeakable: apartheid, of course, but also that which appears to lie beyond speech, a something which may be felt but not articulated, perhaps not even understood. Appropriately, then, the South Africa of AGE OF IRON exists as more than a world of racial division, police brutality, and roaming gangs, smoldering with hatred, drowning in its own blood. More than a place, it serves as a moral landscape, the locus of a vaguely defined...
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