J.M. Coetzee’s Waiting For The Barbarians

With the passing of William H. Gass late last year, there is a vacancy in my heart for the title of best living English writer, but with Waiting For The Barbarians, first published nearly 40 years ago, South Africa’s J.M. […]

J.M. Coetzee’s Disgrace

Midway through J.M. Coetzee’s Disgrace, I had to pause to check its date of publication; it seemed so fresh, so relevant to contemporary issues, and yet it was published in 1999, nearly two decades ago. Consider the book’s protagonist, David Lurie, […]