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Dusklands is the debut novel by J. Coetzee , winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. The first story, "The Vietnam Project", relates the gradual descent into insanity of its protagonist Eugene Dawn. Eugene works for a U. However, his work on mythography and psychological operations is taking a heavy toll on him; his fall culminates in him stabbing his own son, Martin.

The second story, "The Narrative of Jacobus Coetzee", which takes place in the 18th century, is an account of a hunting expedition into the then "unexplored" interior of South Africa. After crossing the Orange River , Jacobus meets with a Namaqua tribe to trade, but suddenly falls ill.

He is attended to by the tribe and gradually recovers, only to get into a fight for which he is expelled from the village. His last slave dying on the way home, he returns alone and later organizes a punitive expedition against the Namaqua. The narrative concludes with his execution of the slaves that deserted him on the previous journey and the massacre of the tribe. Coetzee began working on the novel whilst he lived in London.

He would visit the British Museum and research accounts of early explorers and travellers within South Africa. When he moved to Texas in the late s he continued to research the subject, but still had not begun writing. Coetzee began writing the novel when he moved to Buffalo, New York , in January The novel stemmed out of a New Year's resolution to "stop thinking and planning and actually start writing".

According to the literary critic Dominic Head, who has published two book-length studies on Coetzee, [3] "it has become a truism in criticism of Coetzee that Dusklands introduces a new postmodernist strain in the novel from South Africa. On the other hand, those who've "found fault with Dusklands have tended to concentrate on the obliquity of the book's method: Coetzee is condemned for failing to offer a more direct rejection of the colonial violence he represents.

The myth of the survivor on a desert island is the only story there is, J. Coetzee once said. Several of his books treat similar solitudes.

Is it possible to stand outside history? Does freedom from the diktat of authority exist? God, let me be alone," says [the protagonist] Jacobus Coetzee in the first novel, Dusklands, rejoicing in being abandoned. But he remains the tool of history, and what compels the natives to take him seriously is his victorious violence. He does, however, ask himself whether the blacks populate a wonderful world closed to his own senses: "Perhaps I have killed something of inestimable value.

Dusklands is seen in the movie G. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Dusklands First edition South Africa. Coetzee: A Life in Writing.

Michiel Heyns, translator. Scribe Publications. The retail price was R4. Retrieved Works by J. Categories : novels Novels by J.

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J. M. Coetzee’s Dusklands

Dusklands is the debut novel by J. Coetzee , winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. The first story, "The Vietnam Project", relates the gradual descent into insanity of its protagonist Eugene Dawn. Eugene works for a U. However, his work on mythography and psychological operations is taking a heavy toll on him; his fall culminates in him stabbing his own son, Martin. The second story, "The Narrative of Jacobus Coetzee", which takes place in the 18th century, is an account of a hunting expedition into the then "unexplored" interior of South Africa. After crossing the Orange River , Jacobus meets with a Namaqua tribe to trade, but suddenly falls ill.

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Coetzee's Dusklands , published in in South Africa , is actually not a novel but rather two short novellas that share a common theme. That theme is an exploration of power, or the lack of it, depending on whose side you are on. It is about the power to rule that is fought for in war, or the power that is exerted in prejudice against a group of people who are considered less than human. It is about the power of the mind to conceptualize how to demean a nation of people; how to propagandize one's beliefs; or how to rationalize one's horrible and disgraceful actions.

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