Book Review: The Childhood of Jesus

The Childhood of Jesus by J. M. Coetzee

The Childhood of Jesus by J. M. Coetzee (New York: Viking, 2013. 288 pp) John Maxwell (J. M.) Coetzee is a Nobel-Prize-winning author of South African descent. He attended St. Joseph’s College and later the University of Cape Town. He later earned a Ph.D. from the University of Texas. While working as an academic, Coetzee began writing novels. In his acclaimed literary career, Coetzee has won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, three CAN Prizes, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and became the first author to win two Man Booker Prizes. Depth A story possesses a dynamism you would never experience with a list of facts. It gives the reader an opportunity to mine the depths… Read More →