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Disgrace 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 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

10 thoughts on “Disgrace

  1. J J says:

    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 methan I thought it could, in ways I hadn t imagined possible At page ten I would have readily given it five stars the writing is supe

  2. Lizzy Lizzy says:

    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 hearted If you lack faith in your fortitude, do not even

  3. Elyse Walters Elyse Walters says:

    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 disgrace David dips into a downfall transgression with hi

  4. Bill Kerwin Bill Kerwin says:

    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 animal shelter A violent incident occurs, and disgr

  5. Ilse Ilse says:

    Perhaps it does us good to have a fall every now and then As long as we don t break Professor David Lurie is forced to resign when his affair with a student comes to light His resignation and the humiliations he gets to swallow as a parent burn chinks in his cynical armour and self image By volunteering in a veterinary clinic, his indifference to man

  6. Ben Ben says:

    This could have been the most uncomfortable I ve ever felt while reading a novel The issues and themes addressed are those that are immersed in the sensitive, pitch black parts of my insides And it didn t relent not once did it get easier It was painful to keep going, yet I was gripped and couldn t stop.Mining through our darker spirits is not pleasura

  7. Candi Candi says:

    I finished this book a little over a week ago and for the first time I couldn t decide how to rate a book, much less write a review about it So here I am still mulling it over, reading through my notes and trying to type some sort of articulate thoughts into my laptop I don t really think I liked Disgrace I respected the writing it made me think a lot I

  8. Brina Brina says:

    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 of his novels that I have read Although short in length,

  9. Robin Robin says:

    A savage, ruthless book.At the onset of this 1999 Booker winner, I thought I was reading the story of 52 year old Capetown romantics poetry professor David Lurie, who has an affair with a student over thirty years his junior I was in awe of the storytelling, of how Coetzee was able to show much by saying little, about the two sides of that affair.Lurie, a

  10. Steve Steve says:

    It s a little known fact where fact is understood in the contemporary, alternative sense that the title of this book was originally an acronym that Coetzee used as a guide for writing it Dishonor Inducing Sex Glaring Racial Antipathy Corroding EmotionsDavid Lurie, a white South African professor in his fifties, had taught communications and poetry in Cape

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