A new collection of twenty-two literary essays from the Nobel Prize-winning author J.M. Coetzee J.M. Coetzee is not only one of the most acclaimed fiction writers in the world, he is also an accomplished and insightful literary critic. In Late Essays, a thought-provoking collection of twenty-two pieces, he examines the work of some of the world's greatest writers-from Daniel Defoe and Samuel Beckett to Irene Nemirovsky and Goethe. Challenging yet accessible, literary master Coetzee writes these essays with great clarity and precision, offering readers an illuminating and profound analysis of a remarkable list of writers and their works.