Coetzee’s speech the germ of another novel?

DJ Taylor refers to Coetzee’s Nobel acceptance speech as one of “the devious little metafictional fragments of which his own fiction seems increasingly to consist” and predicts that:

here, in an oblique fragment offered up to the Stockholm assembly, stirs the germ of another novel. Coetzee has always been keen to make the widest possible use of his material, and it will be odd if his Nobel lecture doesn’t blossom into something a great deal less embryonic.


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