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Disgrace

Disgrace

  • Title: Disgrace
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  • ISBN : 9780143036371
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 220 pages


Set in post apartheid South Africa, J M Coetzee s searing novel tells the story of David Lurie, a twice divorced, 52 year old professor of communications and Romantic Poetry at Cape Technical University Lurie believes he has created a comfortable, if somewhat passionless, life for himself He lives within his financial and emotional means Though his position at the uni Set in post apartheid South Africa, J M Coetzee s searing novel tells the story of David Lurie, a twice divorced, 52 year old professor of communications and Romantic Poetry at Cape Technical University Lurie believes he has created a comfortable, if somewhat passionless, life for himself He lives within his financial and emotional means Though his position at the university has been reduced, he teaches his classes dutifully and while age has diminished his attractiveness, weekly visits to a prostitute satisfy his sexual needs He considers himself happy However, when Lurie seduces one of his students, he sets in motion a chain of events that will shatter his complacency and leave him utterly disgraced


Author J.M Coetzee

John Maxwell Coetzee is an author and academic from South Africa He is now an Australian citizen and lives in South Australia A novelist and literary critic as well as a translator, Coetzee has won the Booker Prize twice and was awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature.




Disgrace Reviews (31)

  • This book made me want to read Twilight Yes, Twilight perfectly perfect young people falling in love and never growing old God, I hope that s what s in store for me there I need an antidote to Disgrace. It affected me than I thought it could, in ways I hadn t imagined possible [..]

  • To begin with, let me make something clear J.M Coetzee s Disgrace left me intellectually fulfilled and severely shocked Fulfilled at the simplicity and beauty of its narrative which resulted in a powerful drama shocked at the impact it had on my innermost self This is not a book for the faint hearte [..]

  • Update 1.99 Kindle special today for those who can handle reading this book the writing and story gets inside you and doesn t leave quickly Disgrace is a perfect title David Laurie, professor, father, divorced, twice married , jobless after and inappropriate affair, temporary farmworker, is a disgra [..]

  • This short novel, written in spare, economical prose, tells the story of a not particularly likable middle aged Capetown college instructor who falls into disgrace because of an affair with a student and is soon reduced to living with his daughter in the bush and working as a euthanizer at the local [..]

  • I read Disgrace by Nobel Laureate J M Coetzee with a few friends in the group reading for pleasure A winner of the Man Booker Prize, Disgrace also fulfills the Nobel Laureate square on my classics bingo card All of Coetzee s novels have received multiple awards or prizes, and Disgrace is the first o [..]

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