Life & Times of Michael K.
South Africa: Raven Press, 1983. First edition of the author's first Booker Prize-winning novel. Octavo. Signed by the author on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. "So purifying to the senses that one comes away feeling that one''s eye has been sharpened, one''s hearing vivified." (The New York Times Book Review).
The South African novelist J.M. Coetzee is the recipient of the 1985 Prix Femina Étranger, the 1999 Book Prize, and the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature. He has been described as "inarguably the most celebrated and decorated" living writer in the Anglosphere (Poplak, 2013). Life & Times of Michael K. won the 1983 Booker Prize for its depiction of an arduous journey from civil war-ridden urban South Africa to the chracter's mother's rural birthplace, during apartheid era, in the 1970-80s.