In the Heart of the Country Resources For The Study Of In The Heart Of The Country - Essay

J. M. Coetzee

Resources For The Study Of In The Heart Of The Country

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

COMPARABLE WORKS OF THE PAST

In the Heart of the Country is most frequently compared with three works of the past, in which Coetzee's own critical writing, especially his collection of essays White Writing: On the Culture of Letters in South Africa,1 has demonstrated his interest. These are Olive Schreiner's novel, The Story of an African Farm,2 and Pauline Smith's two works of fiction, The Little Karoo3 and The Beadle.4

All three works are set in the Eastern Cape region of South Africa, as is In the Heart of the Country, and all three have an allegorical dimension in that they can be seen as...

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