The Resource Age of iron, J.M. Coetzee

Age of iron, J.M. Coetzee

Label
Age of iron
Title
Age of iron
Statement of responsibility
J.M. Coetzee
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Cape Town, South Africa, an elderly classics professor writes a letter to her distant daughter, recounting the strange and disturbing events of her dying days. She has been opposed to the lies and brutality of apartheid all her life, but now she finds herself coming face-to-face with its true horrors: the hounding by the police of her servant's son, the burning of a nearby black township, the murder by security forces of a teenage activist who seeks refuge in her house. Through it all, her only companion, the only person to whom she can confess her mounting anger and despair, is a homeless man who one day appears on her doorstep
Member of
Summary
South African professor Mrs. Curren has always been opposed to apartheid's brutality though she has lived isolated from its horrors, but as she nears death from cancer, she confronts a generation of blood and revenge
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
ALA Notable Book, 1991.
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020656
Cataloging source
HCO
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1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Coetzee, J. M.
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Apartheid
  • Women
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Cape Town (South Africa)
Target audience
adult
Label
Age of iron, J.M. Coetzee
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published in Great Britain by Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd 1990
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
198 pages
Isbn
9780241983935
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Age of iron, J.M. Coetzee
Publication
Note
First published in Great Britain by Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd 1990
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
198 pages
Isbn
9780241983935
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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