From the Heart of the Country. J. M. Coetzee.

From the Heart of the Country

New York: Harper & Row, 1977. 1st US Edition. Octavo, publisher's orange paper over brown cloth, upper board blindstamped, spine gilt, brown endpapers, original illustrated dust jacket.

First US edition of J.M. Coetzee’s early experimental novel, narrated by Magda, the “embittered spinster daughter” of a widowed South African sheep farmer living on an isolated Karoo desert with their servants. Disgusted by her father’s affair with the wife of a black farm worker, Madga starts to go mad fantasizing violent revenge and patricide. Instead of chapters Coetzee breaks the text into 226 numbered paragraphs. Published in the UK the same year. Light rubbing to edges of unclipped dust jacket. Near fine. Item #5150


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