Youth by J M Coetzee

"Youth" is a semi-autobiographical novel centered around a young man who leaves his homeland of South Africa for London in the 1960s, hoping to escape his oppressive and dull life. He seeks to immerse himself in the world of art and literature, yearning for a profound and transformative experience. However, he struggles to find his place in this new world, grappling with loneliness, unfulfilling jobs, and failed relationships. The book explores themes of alienation, the search for identity, and the disillusionment of youth.

The 11284th greatest book of all time


Published
2002
Nationality
South African
Type
Fiction
Pages
169
Words
Unknown
Original Language
English

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