- J (ohn) M (ichael). born 1940, South African novelist: his works include Life and Times of Michael K (1983), Age of Iron (1990), Disgrace (1999), and Elizabeth Costello (2003); Nobel prize for literature (2003)
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Examples from the Web for coetzee
All but one of the shortlisted six (Coetzee being the exception) hailed from the mother country.Mantel Books the Booker
October 6, 2009
On their way, he knew not where, Coetzee pleaded with the guard to release him.The Petticoat Commando
Then I knew what old Coetzee's devil was that howled in the Rooirand.
Old Coetzee saved me the trouble of answering, for he broke in with Skellum!
Then they were starting on reminiscences, when old Coetzee, who was deaf, broke in and asked to have my question repeated.
As soon as they had gone I had out my map and searched it for the name old Coetzee had mentioned.