n English in Africa - Secretary of the Invisible : The Idea of Hospitality in the Fiction of J.M. Coetzee, Mike Marais : review article




To develop Mike Marais's argument in his carefully considered account of Coetzee's fiction, one could regard the process of reviewing, my task here, as a form of conscientiousness in which the reviewer must respectfully host the "otherness" of the academic critic's viewpoint, while maintaining an ethical responsibility to the literary text being discussed, and particularly to that within the literary text which cannot be assimilated or accounted for within the domain of literary criticism. So, the reviewer undertakes a delicate task.


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