J. M. Coetzee

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The Death of Jesus
The Death of Jesus
Fiction, Literary Fiction
208 Pages
The Good Story
The Good Story
Non-Fiction, Arts & Entertainment Biographies & Memoirs
208 Pages
Elizabeth Costello
Elizabeth Costello
Fiction, Literary Fiction
240 Pages
Late Essays
Late Essays
Fiction, Non-Fiction
304 Pages
La muerte de Jesús / The Death of Jesus
La muerte de Jesús / The Death of Jesus
Fiction, Spanish Language Fiction
192 Pages
Here and Now
Here and Now
Non-Fiction, Arts & Entertainment Biographies & Memoirs
256 Pages

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    “Sleep is no longer a healing bath, a recuperation of vital forces, but an oblivion, a nightly brush with annihilation.”
    #sleep
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    “You think you know what is just and what is not. I understand. We all think we know." I had no doubt, myself, then, that at each moment each one of us, man, woman, child, perhaps even the poor old horse turning the mill-wheel, knew what was just: all creatures come into the world bringing with them the memory of justice. "But we live in a world of laws," I said to my poor prisoner, "a world of the second-best. There is nothing we can do about that. We are fallen creatures. All we can do is to uphold the laws, all of us, without allowing the memory of justice to fade.”
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    “Perhaps it does us good to have a fall every now and then. As long as we don't break.”
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    “The Empire does not require that its servants love each other, merely that they perform their duty.”
    #empire#servants
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    “Schmerz ist Wahrheit; alles andere wird angezweifelt.”
    #pain#torture#truth
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