Bibliography and Further Reading
Coetzee, J. M., Dusklands, Penguin Books, 1985.
Gunnars, Kristjana, “A Writer’s Writer: Two Perspectives,” in World Literature Today, Vol. 78, No. 1, January–April 2004, pp. 11–13.
McCrum, Robert, “The Voice of Africa,” in the Observer, October 5, 2003.
Morphet, Tony, “Reading Coetzee in South Africa,” in World Literature Today, Vol. 78, No. 1, January–April 2004, pp. 14–16.
Ozick, Cynthia, “A Tale of Heroic Anonymity,” in New York Times, December 11, 1983, Sec. 7, p. 1.
Attridge, Derek, and Rosemary Jolly, eds., Writing South Africa, Cambridge University Press, 1998. In the last years of apartheid the world paid a lot of attention to the great literature being produced in South Africa. This book captures some of the breadth and depth of that writing, and there are several references to Coetzee.
Attwell, David, J. M. Coetzee, University of California Press, 1993. Attwell is a professor at a college in South Africa. He offers a critical look into Coetzee’s major works, demonstrating how Coetzee’s works are complex analyses of the politics in South Africa.
Huggan, Graham, and Stephen Watson, Critical Perspectives on J. M. Coetzee, with a preface by Nadine Gordimer, Palgrave Macmillan, 1996. In this collection of critical essays, Coetzee’s works are analyzed with respect to how he deals with colonialism, national violence, and the manipulation of language to promote the ideals of state.
Karnow, Stanley, Vietnam, Penguin Books, 1997. In well-written prose that tries to remain objective, Karnow tries to recapture the events of the Vietnam War as they unfolded in Asia and in the United States. He interviews people on both sides of the war in his attempt to shed light on this topic.
Pratkanis, Anthony, and Elliot Aronson, Propaganda, Owl Books, 2001. Psychologists Pratkanis and Aronson take a look at the subject of propaganda, not just as it has appeared in history but also as it affects everyone today. Propaganda invades the American culture through mass media, whether it is trying to sell merchandise or politics.