First Edition of the Nobel Prize-Winning Author’s Second Book; Signed by J.M. Coetzee

  • In the Heart of the Country.

In the Heart of the Country.


Item Number: 1507

London: Secker and Warburg, 1977.

First edition of the author’s second book. Octavo. Original black cloth. Signed by the author on the title page. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with only light rubbing. A very nice copy or this book, which is prone to wear.

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, described as "inarguably the most celebrated and decorated" living writer in the Anglosphere (Poplak, 2013). In the Heart of the Country is a fierce and passionate novel whose protagonist observes the life from which she has been excluded. It is "[a] realistic fable, at once stark, exciting, and economical" (The New York Times Book Review). . Basis for the 1985 motion picture, Dust, directed by Marion Hänsel.

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