Foe

Foe

Book - 1986
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With the same electrical intensity of language and insight that he brought to Waiting for the Barbarians and The Master of Petersburg, J.M. Coetzee reinvents the story of Robinson Crusoe-and in so doing, directs our attention to the seduction and tyranny of storytelling itself In 1720 the eminent man of letters Daniel Foe is approached by Susan Barton, lately a castaway on a desert island. She wants him to tell her story, and that of the enigmatic man who has become her rescuer, companion, master and sometimes lover: Cruso. Cruso is dead, and his manservant, Friday, is incapable of speech. As she tries to relate the truth about him, the ambitious Barton cannot help turning Cruso into her invention. For as narrated by Foe-as by Coetzee himself-the stories we thought we knew acquire depths that are at once treacherous, elegant, and unexpectedly moving.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 1986
ISBN: 9780670813988
0670813982
Branch Call Number: F Coe

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Apr 25, 2012

Really crazy tale parreleling Robinson Crusoe. About real Woman cast away on island with strange Cruso and mute Friday. Strange and wonderful. See Catalogue review.

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