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Summertime: Scenes from Provincial Life

The Nobel Prizeâ€"winning author's brilliant trilogy of fictionalized memoirsâ€"now available in one volume for the first timeFew writers have won as much critical acclaim and as many admirers in the literary world as J. M. Coetzee. Yet the celebrated author rarely spoke of himself until the 1997 arrival of Boyhood, a masterly and evocative tale of a young writer's beginnings. Continuing with the fiercely tender Youth and the innovative Summertime, Scenes from Provincial Life is a heartbreaking and often very funny portrait of the artist by one of the world's greatest writers.

Important places

Cape Town (127)


Western Cape (147)


South Africa (959)

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Southern Africa (1,074)
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