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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 597–617.
Published: 01 December 2009
..., Petrus. On the one hand Petrus purports to be Lucy’s protector, but on the other hand he seems to have been complicit in some way in her gang rape, the massacre of her dogs, and the setting alight of Lurie himself. On Lurie’s best reading, Petrus would, as a fellow farmer, probably assist Lucy in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2005) 51 (4): 467–490.
Published: 01 December 2005
... Coetzee s text who would rein David back into an order of propriety, obedience, or docility. David is curiously orphaned, with no parents, no siblings, no friends, few relationships of any sort. It might be argued that Petrus—once the dog man but now increasingly a man of social importance—could...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2013) 59 (4): 575–595.
Published: 01 December 2013
... conceives a treatment for contemporary American solipsism that is drenched in hip irony and negates the ‘Other’” (143), Petrus van Ewijk writes, while Paul Giles observes that Wallace “turns . . . irony back against the postmodern condition itself,” an “ironization of irony [that] leaves scope for...