A superb collection of essays by an author who has won the Booker Prize twice.
J.M. Coetzee's work includes Waiting for the Barbarians, Life & Times of Michael K, Boyhood, Youth, Disgrace, Summertime and The Childhood of Jesus. He was the first author to win the Booker Prize twice and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003.
"The scale of Coetzee's reading makes most British criticism seem dully provincial" -- Andrew Marr * Daily Telegraph * "To read him on Kafka and on the deficiencies of the English translation of the work is to be put in touch with criticism at its most attentive and creative" * Irish Indepedent * "This is exemplary writing - balanced, clear, direct and profound" * Literary Review * "'What is a Classic?'...is a marvellous essay, and the book is worth buying for it alone. Coetzee the critic is every bit as good as Coetzee the novelist" * Irish Times *