First British Edition of Summertime; Signed by Nobel Prize-Winning Author J.M. Coetzee
Summertime: Scenes From Provincial Life.
Item Number: 16023
London: Harvill Secker, 2009.
First British edition of the third and final volume in Coetzee’s fictionalized memoir. Octavo, original boards. Signed by J.M. Coetzee on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
"This is the third instalment of a life so reserved, so repressed, so seething with polite rage and restrained despair that it could only be approached through a third-person voice... it is wonderful stuff. But then, Coetzee is wonderful: edgy, black, remorselessly human, witty, and often outright funny... Summertime is offbeat and deliberate, elusive and truthful" (The Irish Times).