Bewildering tale of fresh start in life

Mar 31, 2013

Bewildering tale of fresh start in life

by Benjamin Markovits

THE CHILDHOOD OF JESUS, by J.M. Coetzee. Harvill Secker, 2013, 288 pp., £16.99 (hardcover) It’s a relief after reading a lot of contemporary fiction to come across the sober prose of J.M. Coetzee. He doesn’t shout at you. He doesn’t try to force on ...