Doom and gloom in 1960s London

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Youth by J.M.Coetzee Where to begin with J.M. Coetzee’s Youth. Rarely have I felt such conflicting feelings about a book. Gloomy would be one way to describe it; cerebral another. Intelligent, insightful and virtuosic? Definitely. Pretentious? I only found out after finishing that Youthis the second instalment of the South African author’s fictionalised memoir, making it Scenes from… Continue reading Doom and gloom in 1960s London

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