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Giving offense : essays on censorship, J.M. Coetzee

Label
Giving offense : essays on censorship
Title
Giving offense
Title remainder
essays on censorship
Statement of responsibility
J.M. Coetzee
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Giving Offense, South African writer J.M. Coetzee presents a coherent, unorthodox analysis of censorship from the perspective of a writer who has lived and worked under its shadow. Widely acclaimed for his many novels, Coetzee is also a brilliant literary critic and essayist. The essays collected here attempt to understand the passion that plays itself out in acts of silencing and censoring. Subscribing neither to the myth of the writer as a moral giant nor to that of the writer as persecuted innocent, Coetzee argues that a destructive dynamic of belligerence and escalation tends to overtake the rivals in any field ruled by censorship. From Osip Mandelstam commanded to compose an ode in praise of Stalin, to Breyten Breytenbach writing poems under and for the eyes of his prison guards, to Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn engaging in a trial of wits with the organs of the Soviet state, Giving Offense focuses on the ways authors have historically responded to censorship. It also analyzes the arguments of Catharine MacKinnon for the suppression of pornography and traces the operations of the old South African censorship system. Finally, Coetzee delves into the early history of apartheid and critizes the blankness of contemporary political science in its efforts to address the deeper motives behind apartheid
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Coetzee, J. M.
Index
index present
LC call number
Z657
LC item number
.C658 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Censorship
Label
Giving offense : essays on censorship, J.M. Coetzee
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Apartheid thinking
  • The work of the censor : censorship in South Africa
  • The politics of dissent : Andre Brink
  • Breyten Breytenback and the reader in the mirror
  • Taking offense
  • Emerging from censorship
  • Lady Chatterley's lover : the taint of the pornographic
  • The harms of pornography : Catharine MacKinnon
  • Erasmus : madness and rivalry
  • Osip Mandelstam and the Stalin ode
  • Censorship and polemic : Solzhenitsyn
  • Zbigniew Herbert and the figure of the censor
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 289 p.
Isbn
9780226111742
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
95037389
System control number
  • 1187847-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)1187847
  • (Sirsi) o32969741
  • (OCoLC)32969741
Label
Giving offense : essays on censorship, J.M. Coetzee
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Apartheid thinking
  • The work of the censor : censorship in South Africa
  • The politics of dissent : Andre Brink
  • Breyten Breytenback and the reader in the mirror
  • Taking offense
  • Emerging from censorship
  • Lady Chatterley's lover : the taint of the pornographic
  • The harms of pornography : Catharine MacKinnon
  • Erasmus : madness and rivalry
  • Osip Mandelstam and the Stalin ode
  • Censorship and polemic : Solzhenitsyn
  • Zbigniew Herbert and the figure of the censor
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 289 p.
Isbn
9780226111742
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
95037389
System control number
  • 1187847-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)1187847
  • (Sirsi) o32969741
  • (OCoLC)32969741

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