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Disgrace

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This edition was published in by Vintage in London, England.

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220 pages

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.
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Disgrace

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Work Description

At fifty-two, Professor David Lurie is divorced, filled with desire, but lacking in passion. An affair with one of his students leaves him jobless, shunned by his friends, and ridiculed by his ex-wife. He retreats to his daughter Lucy's isolated smallholding, where a brief visit becomes an extended stay as he tries to find meaning from the one remaining relationship. David attempts to relate to Lucy and to a society with new racial complexities are disrupted by an afternoon of violence that shakes all of his beliefs and threatens to destroy his daughter. In this wry, visceral, yet strangely tender novel, Coetzee once again tells "truths [that] cut to the bone" (The New York Times Book Review).

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For a man of his age, fifty-two, divorced, he has, to his mind, solved the problem of sex rather well.
added by Lisa.) "first sentence"

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Disgrace

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This edition was published in by Vintage in London, England.


Edition Description

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.
(back cover)

Edition Notes

Originally published: London: Secker & Warburg, 1999.
UK/CAN edition

Genre
Fiction.
Copyright Date
1999

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823.914
Library of Congress
PR9369.3.C58, PR9369.3.C58 D5 1999

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
220 p. ;
Number of pages
220

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL16231536M
Internet Archive
disgrace000coet
ISBN 10
0099289520
ISBN 13
9780099289524
LC Control Number
99055216
OCLC/WorldCat
925002234, 1028345465
Amazon.com
0099289520
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