Tagged novel

DVD Review: Disgrace

From Netribution Any film adaptation of Nobel Prize-winning author J. M. Coetzee’s 1993 Booker Prize-winning novel would have a daunting reputation to live up to, and the husband-and-wife team behind this 2008 effort, director Steve Jacobs and screenwriter/ producer Anna Maria Monticelli do Coetzee’s big themes justice. As ever, eatch out for spoilers, although the book has been out for over a decade…

“The editor believes the thing to be a just history of fact…”

Exposing fake memoirists. It’s become a thing now, thanks to the sheer number of fake memoirists. However, we didn’t always see things this way. The post title comes from the Preface to Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe (1719).  In light of all the fake memoirs that seem to be making the rounds at the moment, here’s some of what the rest of this cheeky preface to a fake memoir (the first novel written in English?) says: