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Parture from his earlier work with this allegorical novel of a woman marooned on an island with none other than Robinson Crusoe a In Foe Susan Barton is set adrift in a rowboat after a mutiny on a ship sailing from South America to Lisbon She lands on an island where Cruso and Friday had been cast away years ago In Coetzee's retelling of the Robinson Crusoe tale Cruso is content with his simple life on the island Friday has been transformed from a Caribbean to a black African whose tongue had been cut out by slave owners The three castaways are rescued after Susan has spent one year on the island but Cruso dies on his way back to Europe Susan wants to write their story so she contacts the author Daniel Foe to turn her narration into a book But Foe wants to tell a different story about Susan than the one she thinks is important Susan is also disturbed about Friday's lack of a voice Although Friday has been liberated from slavery he cannot ever really be free with no voice The theme seems to be that the oppressed and disadvantaged have been silenced and lost the authorship of their own storiesJM Coetzee was writing in 1986 in South Africa where communication problems and cultural differences existed between the black Africans and white colonialists The original Crusoe story was a fictional autobiography and adventure story with 17th Century ideas about colonialism gender and slavery Coetzee has updated the tale by adding a woman narrator an African servant and a 20th Century outlook

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Foe AUTHOR J.M. CoetzNd Friday When she later attempts to relate the tale to Daniel Defoe he is less interested in Robinson Crusoe than in her own sto This book is sheer poetry The language the pacing the images a feast for the mindAs I see it Coetzee is the most important writer of our times It is almost ridiculous to praise his style as the way he formulates the uestions and ideas of his writing is so perfectly self contained and self explanatory Unaffected simplicity and clarity translate into utmost sophisticationAt the centre of his work lies the idea of compassion for animals for the ones left behind by society for the crippled for the ridiculous for the invisible A light is cast upon them in his writing by most naturally granting them the position of visible characters no slick tricks no handy word games One of the most humbling of Coetzee's giftsI will keep coming back to this book just like I do with all of Coetzee's books in hope to prevent myself from forgetting their uestions and at the same time to grant myself relief though his unparalleled art of conveying them

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