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Disgrace By J. M. Coetzee

Disgrace
by J. M. Coetzee

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Features the post-apartheid culture in South Africa. This book examines the sexual and political lawlines of modern South Africa as it tries desperately to start a fresh page in its history.
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Disgrace Summary


Disgrace by J. M. Coetzee

After years teaching Romantic poetry at the Technical University of Cape Town, David Lurie, middle-aged and twice divorced, has an impulsive affair with a student. The affair sours, he is denounced and summoned before a committee of inquiry. Willing to admit his guilt, but refusing to yield to pressure to repent publicly, he resigns and retreats to his daughter Lucy's isolated smallholding. For a time, his daughter's influence and the natural rhythms of the farm promise to harmonise his discordant life. But the balance of power in the country is shifting. He and Lucy become victims of a savage and disturbing attack which brings into relief all the faultlines in their relationship. By the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature and twice winner of the Booker Prize.

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Disgrace Reviews


"A masterpiece" The Independent "Exhilarating... One of the best novelists alive" Sunday Times "Coetzee captures with appalling skill the white dilemma in South Africa" -- Justin Cartwright Daily Telegraph "Disgrace explores the furthest reaches of what it means to be human; it is at the frontier of world literature" -- Geoff Dyer Sunday Telegraph "A great novel by one of the finest authors writing in the English language today" -- Russel Celyn Jones The Times

About J. M. Coetzee


J.M. Coetzee's work includes Waiting For the Barbarians, Life & Times of Michael K, Boyhood, Youth, Summertime, Disgrace and Diary of a Bad Year. He was the first author to win the Booker Prize twice and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003.

Additional information

GOR001398753
Disgrace by J. M. Coetzee
J. M. Coetzee
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2008-10-02
224
0099526832
9780099526834
N/A
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