oa English in Africa - Who clipped the Hollyhocks? : J.M. Coetzee's Age of iron and the politics of representation

Volume 20, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0376-8902



Explores the occurrence of the idea or the possibility in J.M. Coetzee's 'Age of iron'. Elucidates the transcendental ethics and aesthetics of the novel. Demonstrates that Plato's simile of the cave and theory of forms are explicated in the novel, where they contribute to a debate on the politics of representation in South Africa.

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