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Youth A Searing Portrait Of A Young Colonial In Early 1960s London From The Two Time Winner Of The Booker Prize Set Against The Background Of The 1960s Sharpeville, The Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam Youth Is A Remarkable Portrait Of A Consciousness, Isolated And Adrift, Turning In On Itself The Narrator Of Youth, A Student In The South Africa Of The 1950s, Studies Mathematics, Reads Poetry, Saves Money, Trying To Ensure That When He Escapes To The Real World, Wherever That May Be, He Will Be Prepared To Experience Life To Its Full Intensity And Transform It Into Art Arriving In London, However, He Finds Neither Poetry Nor Romance Instead He Succumbs To The Monotony Of Life As A Computer Programmer, From Which Random, Loveless Affairs Offer No Relief Devoid Of Inspiration, He Stops Writing An Awkward Colonial, A Constitutional Outsider, He Begins A Dark Pilgrimage In Which He Is Continually Tested And Continually Found Wanting.

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  • Hardcover
  • 169 pages
  • Youth
  • J.M. Coetzee
  • English
  • 27 March 2018
  • 0436205823

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  1. says:

    Ehum Well What can I say This is the tenth novel or so, I just made a quick calculation in my head by Coetzee that I have read, and it leaves me puzzled in a way that the others do not, even though they may be less approachable,brutal and enigmatic This one is clear cut, with simple language and a typical coming of age plot It is very easy to read, and in fact, I finished it in an afternoon But it has left me agonising over its content in a way I did not anticipate at all.There are a Ehum Well What can I say This is the tenth novel or so, I just made a quick calculation in my head by Coetzee that I have read, and it leaves me puzzled in a way that the others do not, even though they may be less approachable,brutal and enigmatic This one is clear cut, with simple language and a typical coming of age plot It is very easy to read, and in fact, I finished it in an afternoon But it has left me agonising over its content in a way I did not anticipate at all.There are autobiographical elements in the story of the young man who leaves Cape Town in 1962 to start a new life in London The character is called John, and aspires to become a poet, or writer in general, while trying to fit in by taking a job as a computer programmer So far, so good It is the search of the poet for the right modus vivendi to develop his creativity Where is the problem I absolutely loathed the main character There is no other way to d...


  2. says:

    edited on 28.04.19Normal people, when they feel badness flare up within them, drink, swear, commit violence Badness to them like a fever they want it out of their system, they want to go back to being normal But artists have to live with their fever, whatever its nature, good or bad The fever is what makes them artists the fever must be kept alive That is why artists can never be wholly present to the world one eye has always to be turned inwardIs darkness quintessential for a writer to edited on 28.04.19Normal people, when they feel badness flare up within them, drink, swear, commit violence Badness to them like a fever they want it out of their system, they want to go back to being normal But artists have to live with their fever, whatever its nature, good or bad The fever is what makes them artists the fever must be kept alive That is why artists can never be wholly present to the world one eye has always to be turned inwardIs darkness quintessential for a writer to be great For misery and darkness provide food to the part of consciousness where creative muscles flex them Is misery necessary to wrench heart of an author so much so that he feels as if insanity takes over him and to get rid of the insanity he needs to express himself and that s how literature takes birth, one express ones...


  3. says:

    Youth Scenes from Provincial Life 2 , J.M CoetzeeYouth or Youth Scenes from Provincial Life II 2002 is a semi fictionalised autobiographical novel by J M Coetzee, recounting his struggles in 1960s London after fleeing the political unrest of Cape Town The story begins with the narrator living in Mowbray and studying at the University of Cape Town After graduating in mathematics and English and in the wake of the Sharpeville massacre he moves to London in the hope of finding inspirati Youth Scenes from Provincial Life 2 , J.M CoetzeeYouth or Youth Scenes from Provincial Life II 2002 is a semi fictionalised autobiographical novel by J M Coetzee, recounting his struggles in 1960s London after fleeing the political unrest of Cape Town The story begins with the narrator living in Mowbray and studying at the University of Cape Town After graduating in mathematics and English and in the wake of the Sharpeville massacre he moves to Lon...


  4. says:

    This is really a portrait of an artist as a young man pun intended The stupid motivational speakers make it sound too easy when they ask one to chose between passion and money as one s career goal Money here sounds some kind of luxury which one can live without But really, money is what is going to pay the bills And pursuit of arts almost always have a big gestation period before it earns one money And the artist must struggle in poverty in meantime may be live as a financially depend This is really a portrait of an artist as a young man pun intended The stupid motivational speakers make it sound too easy when they ask one to chose between passion and money as one s career goal Money here sounds some kind of luxury which one can live without But really, money is what is going to pay the bills And pursuit of arts almost always have a big gestation period before it earns one money And the artist must struggle in poverty in meantime may be live as a financially dependent John struggles to maintain a balance between what he does to earn and pursuit of his own art The choice he has is between being a bored programmer or a starving artist And he finds himself gra...


  5. says:

    Ah, to be welcomed back into the eloquent polished sheen of Coetzee s prose So quickly I join the young man leaving the smothering mother s grasp, himself now grasping to evolve into the blossom of poetry From South Africa to London where culture thrives and he sees himself entering What he finds is a wait He awaits Waiting is what he does His performance A woman will notice him and see all the magic of his creativity locked within his stiff posture and muffled gestures She will unlock w Ah, to be welcomed back into the eloquent polished sheen of Coetzee s prose So quickly I join the young man leaving the smothering mother s grasp, himself now grasping to evolve into the blossom of poetry From South Africa to London where culture thrives and he sees himself entering What he finds is a wait He awaits Waiting is what he does His performance A woman will notice him and see all the magic of his creativity locked within his stiff posture and muffled gestures She will unlock what he knows is there but is knotted...


  6. says:

    From the book cover Set against the background of the 1960 s Sharpeville and the Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam Youth is a remarkable portrait of a consciousness, isolated and adrift, turning in on itself J.M Coetzee explores a young man s struggle to find his way in the world with tenderness and a fierce clarity.Hmmm.When I first started reading this book my first thought was, Dawsons Creek, with aspergers set in the 1960 s To much youthful angst and introverted navel gazing highlighted by From the book cover Set against the background of the 1960 s Sharpeville and the Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam Youth is a remarkable portrait of a consciousness, isolated and adrift, turning in on itself J.M Coetzee explores a young man s struggle to find his way in the world with tenderness and a fierce clarity.Hmmm.When I first started reading this book my first thought was, Dawsons Creek, with aspergers set in the 1960 s To much youthful angst a...


  7. says:

    She writes every week but he does not write every week in return That would be too much likereciprocation He has a horror of spilling mere emotion on to the page Once it has begun to spill out he would not know how to stop it It would be like severing an artery and watching one s lifeblood gush out They might as well get married, he and Astrid, then spend the rest of their lives looking after each other like invalids He is chagrined to see how well the reality principle operates, how, She writes every week but he does ...


  8. says:

    Reading J.M Coetzee s work is somewhat exhausting No matter how you re psyched to think you re in the same current stage in life to master reading a masterpiece, you ll eventually left dumbfounded and coerced to rethink what s come to the life of the character that is hard to articulate Or maybe their life, even so much different than yours, can be terrifyingly comprehensible and it s unbearable not to weight on their decisions as if they were yours to bear Writing such wonderful characters Reading J.M Coetzee s work is somewhat exhausting No matter how you re psyched to think you re in the same current stage in life to master reading a masterpiece, you ll eventually left dumbfounded and coerced to rethink what s come to the life of the character that is hard to articulate Or maybe their life, even so much different than yours, can be terrifyingly comprehensible and it s unbearable not to weight on their decisions as if they were yours to bear Writing such wonderful characters is truly Coetzee s purest gift.The main character in this book is arrogant, idealistic, ignorant and self absorbed as may him be called out He is desperately trying to escape from whose life he is living in by over analysing everything comes between who he is and the definition of what he wants to be the g...


  9. says:

    How do bitter and twisted, lonely, emotionally crippled older men start out Men whose relationships, if any, have always soured early, men whose jobs are all that sustain them, mediocre jobs with colleagues who never become friends Men whose strict weekend routines stop loneliness from beingthan an uneasy feeling which never quite comes to the surface Never quite acknowledged.They start out as bitter and twisted Youth In this novel by Coetzee, we see the establishment of such a being, How do bitter and twisted, lonely, emotionally crippled older men start out Men whose relationships, if any, have always soured early, men whose jobs are all that sustain them, mediocre...


  10. says:

    Youth is a portrait of an artist as a young man struggling to find his way Maybe I will just start with a quote At 18 he might have been a poet Now he is not a poet, not a writer, not an artist He is a computer programmer, a 24year old computer programmer in a world where there are yet no 30 year old computer programmers At 31 he is too old to be a programmer one turns oneself into something else some kind of businessman or shoots oneself Coetzee.Darn I have 7 foolscap pages of Youth is a portrait of an artist as a young man struggling to find his way Maybe I will just start with a quote At 18 he might have been a poet Now he is not a poet, not a writer, ...

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