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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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  • "Life and times of Michael"
  • "Life & Times of Michael K"
  • "Wereld en wandel van Michael K"
  • "Maike K de sheng ming yu shi dai / Keci zhu ; Cheng Zhenjia yi"
  • "Life [and] times of Michael K"
  • "Life and times of Michael K"@en
  • "Life and times of Michael K"
  • "Life and times of Michael K"@pl
  • "Life and times of Michael K"@th
  • "Life & times of Michael K"
  • "Life & times of Michael K"@it
  • "Life & times of Michael K"@th

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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."
  • "Een ietwat simpele tuinman ontvlucht met zijn zieke moeder aan het einde van de jaren '80 Kaapstad waar de toestand door een burgeropstand onhoudbaar is geworden, en hij zwerft vervolgens rond in compleet isolement, levend onder minimale omstandigheden."
  • "Een eenvoudige tuinman ontvlucht met zijn zieke moeder eind jaren '80 Kaapstad, waar de toestand door een burgeropstand onhoudbaar is geworden, en zwerft langs de zelfkant in compleet isolement."
  • "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."
  • "Par un écrivain sud-africain qui a reçu le Booker Prize (G.-B.) pour ##Michael K##. L'histoire d'un homme fruste qui lutte pour préserver sa dignité humaine dans une Afrique du Sud en pleine guerre civile, et pour qui un carré de potirons constitue le paradis sur terre."
  • "Dans une Afrique du Sud déstabilisée par la guerre civile, un jardinier décide de fuir la ville dévastée et de ramener sa mère sur les lieux de son enfance heureuse."
  • "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."
  • "In a South Africa turned by war, Michael K. sets out to take his ailing mother back to her rural home. On the way there she dies, leaving him alone in an anarchic world of brutal roving armies. Imprisoned, Michael is unable to bear confinement and escapes, determined to live with dignity. This life affirming novel goes to the center of human experience - the need for an interior, spiritual life; for some connections to the world in which we live; and for purity of vision."
  • "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"
  • "Verhalend proza"
  • "Powieść południowo-afrykańska w języku angielskim"@pl
  • "Powieść południowo-afrykańska w języku angielskim"
  • "Fremtidsromaner"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Fiction"
  • "Advance copies (Publishing)"@en
  • "South African fiction (English)"
  • "Powieść południowoafrykańska"@pl
  • "Vertalingen (vorm)"
  • "Belletristische Darstellung"
  • "Authors' presentation copies (Provenance)"@en
  • "Raceproblemer"
  • "Roman africain de langue anglaise"
  • "Translations"
  • "Psychological fiction"
  • "Uncorrected proofs (Printing)"@en
  • "Romans (teksten)"
  • "Tekstuitgave"

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  • "The life and times of Michael K"@en
  • "The life and times of Michael K"
  • "ชั่วชีวิต พลเมือง ชั้นสอง"
  • "Cuộc só̂ng và thời đại của Michael K"
  • "חייו וזמניו של מיכאל ק'"
  • "Michael K élete és kora"
  • "Historien om Michael K"@da
  • "Zhiznʹ i vremi︠a︡ Mikhaėla K"
  • "Historien om Michael K"
  • "Жизнь и время Михаэла К. : романы"
  • "Michael K:n elämä"@fi
  • "Michael K, sa vie, son temps : roman"
  • "<&gt"@he
  • "<&gt"
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  • "Jeta dhe koha e Majkëll K. : roman"
  • "迈克尔·K的生活和时代"
  • "Life & [and] times of Michael K"
  • "Leben und Zeit des Michael K. : Roman"
  • "Жизнь и время Михаэла К"
  • "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"
  • "Wereld & wandel van Michael K"
  • "A vida e o tempo de Michael K : romance"
  • "Life & times of Michael K. (Repr.)"
  • "Βίος και πολιτεία του Μάικλ Κ"
  • "Maike'er K de sheng huo he shi dai = Life & times of Michael K"
  • "Maike K de sheng ming yu shi dai / Life & times of Michael K / by J.M. Coetzee"
  • "Życie i czasy Michaela K"@pl
  • "Życie i czasy Michaela K"
  • "Life & Times of Michael K"
  • "Zhiznʹ i vremi︠a︡ Mikhaėla K. : [roman]"
  • "Michael K : hans liv og tid"
  • "Historien om Michael K : roman"
  • "Historien om Michael K : roman"@sv
  • "Life & times of Michael K"@en
  • "Life & times of Michael K"
  • "迈克尔・K的生活和时代 = 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"
  • "Wereld en wandel van Michael K"
  • "Zhiznʹ i vremi︠a︡ Mikhaėla K. : romany"
  • "Leben und Zeit des Michael K. : [Roman]"
  • "Michael K : sa vie et son temps : roman"
  • "Chūa chīwit phonlamư̄ang chan sō̜ng"
  • "ชั่วชีวิตพลเมืองชั้นสอง = Life & times of Michael K"
  • "Vida y epoca de Michael K"@en
  • "Vios kai politeia tou Maikl K"
  • "麦可. K 的生命与时代 = Life & times of Michael K"
  • "ั่ชวีชิวตพลเืมองั้ชนสอง = Life & times of Michael K"
  • "Maikul = Life & times of Michael K"
  • "La vita e il tempo di Michael K"
  • "La vita e il tempo di Michael K"@it
  • "Život a doba Michaela K"
  • "Zindigī vā zamānih yi Māykil Ki"
  • "Michael K:n elama : suomentanut seppo loponen"@en
  • "Life and Times of Michael K"
  • "A vida e o tempo de Michael K"@en
  • "A vida e o tempo de Michael K"
  • "Leben und Zeit des Michael K"
  • "Life times of Michael K"
  • "ชั่วชีวิตพลเมืองชั้นสอง"
  • "Maikel Keyuṭe Jīvitavuṃ Kālavuṃ"
  • "Zindigı̄ va zamānah-yi Māykil K"
  • "A Vida e o tempo de Michael K"
  • "Zhizniʹ i vremi︠a︡ Mikhaėla K"
  • "O cio da terra : (Vida e época de Michael K)"
  • "Vida y época de Michael K"@es
  • "Chūachīwit phonlamư̄ang chan sō̜ng = Life & times of Michael K"@th
  • "Vida y época de Michael K"
  • "Mai ke er ·K de sheng huo he shi dai"
  • "Жизнь и время Михаэла К. : [роман]"
  • "Vida e época de Michael K"@pt
  • "Vida e época de Michael K"

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