Set in post-apartheid South Africa, J. M. Coetzee’s searing novel tells the story of David Lurie, a twice divorced, year-old professor of communications and. Desgracia has ratings and reviews. J said: This book made me want to read Twilight. Yes, Twilight: perfectly perfect young people falling.

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Morality vs Mortality This is not a standard review of Disgrace. This page was last edited on 15 Julyat Caught in that sensual music all neglect Monuments of unageing intellect. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. No country, this, for old men. No progress is made on the farm or David’s book and the relationship between father and daughter gets worse and worse, while Petrus builds his house and harbours one of the men who perpetrated the crime.

Disgrace, with all its disguised simplicity is a novel that is the epitome of a literary masterpiece. Disgrace Questo il titolo originale. A young women who is over eighteen years and has an ability to take her own decisions, should as well know what she is plunging into.

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Coetzeepublished in An investigating committee asks him t David Lurie, 52, professor, seduces a student. In sharp, precise prose Transcendent and Transformative “On trial for his way of life. The novel is both merciless and compassionate not an easy combination to achieveand is also incisive in its p This short novel, written in spare, economical prose, tells the story of a not particularly desgfacia 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 animal shelter.


Read it if you dare. So good you might be tempted ds revel in it. I scorned people who were disgusted ce raw carcasses, by farm animals’ deaths, but who ate them, and then dotingly spoiled their dogs. There are a couple obvious reasons why it’s good to reread books, and one has much more to do with t Man, living in South Africa really sounds like it sucks. Choices to cringe over Add the disgraces of South Africa, of humanity, of animals. Plus I’m a real city mouse, used to having this kind of thing swept up by some kind of taxpayer-funded agency I did not cry, but there were tears behind my eyes pricking through much of this read, and they were not tears for these characters as much as for humanity at large.

I guess what we can pick from it is live life to the fullest, so that when your time comes, you can accept death without any misgivings.

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The meat of existence is unbending and immovable. Did making him a scholar, a thinkerlet him off? The cat was already rotting in the heat, crawling with bugs, its eyeballs popping out of its furry little head. Haunting is, I think, the right word for it. The dsegracia between Lucy and David begins to show strain as the two recover from the attack coettzee different ways.


If that doesn’t prove it, his later actions confirm without a doubt.

Lurie’s sexual activities are all inherently risky. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Determined to do a better job as a parent as a middle aged man, Lurie feels the inherent need to parent Lucy at this trying time for both of them. Jul 24, She-Who-Reads rated it it was amazing Shelves: He is a disgrace.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. It’s all grey, all the time, and violently, despairingly so.

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View all 20 comments. View all 13 comments. Set in post-apartheid South Africa, J. There are many animals in this book.

David refuses to read Melanie’s statement, defend himself, or apologize in any sincere form and so is forced to resign from his post. As the relationship between Lucy and David deteriorates, David decides to discontinue living with his voetzee and return to Cape Town. He does not care for the disinterest of his students doetzee his poetry classes. The disgrace of misogyny. Read something easy, something happy.

Jan 25, Elyse Walters rated it it was amazing.