The Gravitational Fields of J.M Coetzee’s Fiction



Singularity, Aesthetics, Ethics, Literature, Novel


The novels of J.M. Coetzee, South African novelist, have always been a source of inspiration for both readers and critics. A distinctive feature of his writing is the ability to converse with a wide range of disciplines amongst which is the scientific field stands distinguishingly appealing. This paper will explore the use of cosmology terminology to see its underpinnings in J.M Coetzee’s fiction as well as in Derek Attridge’s insightful criticisms. The gravitational velocity of J.M Coetzee’s fiction stems from his text’s singularity. Singularity remains Coetzee’s hallmark to engage with ethics and politics of otherness. The deconstruction of the simplistic and the normative comprehensions of post-apartheid establishes Coetzee’s singularity as his ethical defense of the singularity of literature on a large scale.


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ELGARHI, N. (2021). The Gravitational Fields of J.M Coetzee’s Fiction . International Journal of Language and Literary Studies, 3(3), 168–176.