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Free read ´ Foe Author J.M. Coetzee 106 ↠ ❴KINDLE❵ ❅ Foe Author J.M. Coetzee – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk Susan Barton finds herself marooned on an island in the Atlantic with an Englishman named Robinson Cruso and his mute slave Friday Rescued after a year of Cruso's company back in England with Friday i Susan BartonSusan Barton finds herself marooned on an island in the Atlantic with an Englishman named Robinson Cruso and his mute slave Friday Rescued after a year of Cruso's company back in England with Friday in. People are extraneous people are absent Coetzee is complicated this short novella is one of his best except for the ingloriously vapid ending Hated it But all the uestions posed by JM Coetzee mainly about fiction vs Biography existential conundrums that arise create a maudlin cloud the pathos the reader deserves also craves

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Tow she approaches the author Daniel Foe offering him the story of the island if he will make her rich and famous But Foe is less interested in the history of Robinson Cruso than in the story of Susan B. In Foe Susan Barton is set adrift in a rowboat after a mutiny on a ship sailing from South America to Lisbon She lands on an island where Cruso and Friday had been cast away years ago In Coetzee's retelling of the Robinson Crusoe tale Cruso is content with his simple life on the island Friday has been transformed from a Caribbean to a black African whose tongue had been cut out by slave owners The three castaways are rescued after Susan has spent one year on the island but Cruso dies on his way back to Europe Susan wants to write their story so she contacts the author Daniel Foe to turn her narration into a book But Foe wants to tell a different story about Susan than the one she thinks is important Susan is also disturbed about Friday's lack of a voice Although Friday has been liberated from slavery he cannot ever really be free with no voice The theme seems to be that the oppressed and disadvantaged have been silenced and lost the authorship of their own storiesJM Coetzee was writing in 1986 in South Africa where communication problems and cultural differences existed between the black Africans and white colonialists The original Crusoe story was a fictional autobiography and adventure story with 17th Century ideas about colonialism gender and slavery Coetzee has updated the tale by adding a woman narrator an African servant and a 20th Century outlook

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Foe Author J.M. CoetzArton How did she earn a living in Brazil Who were the mutineers who marooned her Where is the daughter for whom she claims to have been searching the ends of the earth And how did Friday lose his tongu. Fancy being driven to picturesWhen I read a novel I'm looking for thisand thiswith big hints along the way likeand thisI thought I was doing fine with this Coetzee I found in Leiden recently There's a woman and she is on a desert island for a while and then she's rescued and she's bogged down with Man Friday and Daniel Defoe's in it writing her story and I thought I got it But I couldn't help feeling now and again likeand trying to figure it all out made things worseFrankly in the end I felt like I was in the middle of xkcd's google map directions goodreads has made a hash of this please go link here to see it I don't know Mr Coetzee I really don't know I wish when I'd got to the lake and saw the trouble ahead I'd just turned back I'm going to have a lie down and a nice cup of tea now That's if I'm still alive if I was real Perhaps the book has the answer to that