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The life and times of Michael K

Portrait of South Africa, a land and a people beset by violence and siege. Centres on a handicapped young man and his dying mother, who set out on a journey without the required transit passes so that she can return to her birthplace in the veld.

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  • "maikeru kei"@ja
  • "マイケル・K"
  • "Life [and] times of Michael K"
  • "Life and times of Michael K"@pl
  • "Life and times of Michael K"@th
  • "Life and times of Michael K"@en
  • "Life and times of Michael K"
  • "Life & times of Michael K"@ja
  • "Life & times of Michael K"@th
  • "Life & times of Michael K"
  • "Maikeru Kei"

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  • "Set in a turbulent South Africa, a young gardener decides to take his mother away from the violence towards a new life in the abandoned countryside, but finds that war follows wherever he goes."
  • "Belletristik : Südafrika (Republik) ; Roman."
  • "Booker Prize Award - 1983 Prix Etranger Femina Award - 1985 Jerusalem Prize Award - 1987."
  • "Portrait of South Africa, a land and a people beset by violence and siege. Centres on a handicapped young man and his dying mother, who set out on a journey without the required transit passes so that she can return to her birthplace in the veld."@en
  • "From the author of Waiting for the Barbarians, another startling and disturbing portrait of today's South Africa, a land and a people beset by violence and siege. Coetzee here tells the story of a handicapped young man who has worked as a municipal gardener in Cape Town. His mother is dying, and she wishes to return to her birthplace out in the veldt. Without the required transit passes, mother and son set out on a journey that will end in death for her and in a new but temporary life on an abandoned farm for him. His respite in isolation and peace does not last long, however; grotesque reality soon returns to trouble this quiet new world. Against the solitude of this private drama, Coetzee paints an eloquent and pained picture of his homeland and of the bureaucrats, doctors, army deserters, and camp guards who reveal the stress and qualms of their existence and who uneasily sense that there is no conclusion to their troubles and no future for their lives."
  • "The story of a handicapped young man who has worked as a municipal gardener in Cape Town. His mother is dying, and she wishes to return to her birthplace out in the veldt. Without the required transit passes, mother and son set out on a journey that will end in death for her and in a new but temporary life on an abandoned farm for him. His respite in isolation and peace does not last long, however; grotesque reality soon returns to trouble this quiet new world. Against the solitude of this private drama, Coetzee paints an eloquent and pained picture of his homeland and of the bureaucrats, doctors, army deserters, and camp guards who reveal the stress and qualms of their existence and who uneasily sense that there is no conclusion to their troubles and no future for their lives."
  • "In South Africa, whose civil administration is collapsing under the pressure of years of civil strife, an obscure young gardener named Michael K decides to take his mother on a long march away from the guns towards a new life in the abandoned countryside. Everywhere he goes however, the war follows him. Tracked down and locked up as a collaborator with the rural guerrillas, he embarks on a fast that angers, baffles, and finally awes his captors. The story of Michael K is the story of a man caught up in a war beyond his understanding, but determined to live his life, however minimally, on his own terms."
  • "Coetzee here tells the story of a handicapped young man who has worked as a municipal gardener in Cape Town. His mother is dying, and she wishes to return to her birthplace out in the veldt. Without the required transit passes, mother and son set out on a journey that will end in death for her and in a new but temporary life on an abandoned farm for him. His respite in isolation and peace does not last long, however; grotesque reality soon returns to trouble this quiet new world. Against the solitude of this private drama, Coetzee paints an eloquent and pained picture of his homeland and of the bureaucrats, doctors, army deserters, and camp guards who reveal the stress and qualms of their existence and who uneasily sense that there is no conclusion to their troubles and no future for their lives."
  • "Coetzee here tells the story of a handicapped young man who has worked as a municipal gardener in Cape Town. His mother is dying, and she wishes to return to her birthplace out in the veldt. Without the required transit passes, mother and son set out on a journey that will end in death for her and in a new but temporary life on an abandoned farm for him. His respite in isolation and peace does not last long, however; grotesque reality soon returns to trouble this quiet new world. Against the solitude of this private drama, Coetzee paints an eloquent and pained picture of his homeland and of the bureaucrats, doctors, army deserters, and camp guards who reveal the stress and qualms of their existence and who uneasily sense that there is no conclusion to their troubles and no future for their lives."@en
  • "South Africa is torn by civil war, Michael K. is determined to live his life on his own terms."

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  • "Jihoafrické romány (anglicky)"
  • "Romány"
  • "Powieść południowo-afrykańska w języku angielskim"
  • "Powieść południowo-afrykańska w języku angielskim"@pl
  • "Fremtidsromaner"
  • "Fiction"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Advance copies (Publishing)"@en
  • "South African fiction (English)"
  • "Powieść południowoafrykańska"@pl
  • "Belletristische Darstellung"
  • "Authors' presentation copies (Provenance)"@en
  • "Raceproblemer"
  • "Roman africain de langue anglaise"
  • "Translations"
  • "Uncorrected proofs (Printing)"@en

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  • "The life and times of Michael K"
  • "The life and times of Michael K"@en
  • "Cuộc só̂ng và thời đại của Michael K"
  • "Michael K élete és kora"
  • "Historien om Michael K"@da
  • "Historien om Michael K"
  • "Michael K:n elämä"@fi
  • "<&gt"
  • "<&gt"@th
  • "Life & [and] times of Michael K"
  • "Leben und Zeit des Michael K. : Roman"
  • "Mai ke.K de sheng ming yu shi dai"
  • "Leben und Zeit des Michael K : Roman"
  • "Ḥayav u-zemanaṿ shel Mikhaʼel Ḳ"
  • "Życie I czasy Michaela K"
  • "Life & times of Michael K. (Repr.)"
  • "Βίος και πολιτεία του Μάικλ Κ"
  • "Życie i czasy Michaela K"
  • "Życie i czasy Michaela K"@pl
  • "Life & Times of Michael K"
  • "麥可. K的生命與時代"
  • "Maikeru kei"
  • "Maikeru kei"@ja
  • "Historien om Michael K : roman"
  • "Historien om Michael K : roman"@sv
  • "Life & times of Michael K"@en
  • "Life & times of Michael K"
  • "Michael K : n elämä"
  • "Život i vremena Majkla K"
  • "Life and times of Michael K"
  • "Life and times of Michael K"@en
  • "Life [and] times of Michael K"
  • "麥可.K的生命與時代"
  • "Cuộc đời và thời đại của Michael K"
  • "Maikeru K"@ja
  • "Maikeru K"
  • "Leben und Zeit des Michael K. : [Roman]"
  • "ชั่วชีวิตพลเมืองชั้นสอง = Life & times of Michael K"
  • "Ḥayāt wa-zaman Māykil K"
  • "マイケル K"
  • "Vida y epoca de Michael K"@en
  • "Vios kai politeia tou Maikl K"
  • "ั่ชวีชิวตพลเืมองั้ชนสอง = Life & times of Michael K"
  • "マイケル・K"
  • "Mai ke. K de sheng ming yu shi dai"
  • "Život a doba Michaela K"
  • "Zindigī vā zamānih yi Māykil Ki"
  • "Life and Times of Michael K"
  • "Leben und Zeit des Michael K"
  • "Life times of Michael K"
  • "حياة وزمن مايكل ك"
  • "ชั่วชีวิตพลเมืองชั้นสอง"
  • "Maikel Keyuṭe Jīvitavuṃ Kālavuṃ"
  • "Zindigı̄ va zamānah-yi Māykil K"
  • "Vida y época de Michael K"
  • "Chūachīwit phonlamư̄ang chan sō̜ng = Life & times of Michael K"@th
  • "Vida y época de Michael K"@es
  • "Vida e época de Michael K"
  • "Vida e época de Michael K"@pt

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