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Disgrace

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This edition was published in by Vintage Books in London.

Written in English

234 pages

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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

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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.
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Disgrace

Reading Guide Edition (4)

This edition was published in by Vintage Books in London.


Edition Description

INCLUDES A READING GUIDE

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

UK

Copyright Date
1999

Classifications

Library of Congress
PR9369.3.C58, PR9369.3.C58 D58 2011

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
220, 14p.
Number of pages
234

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Open Library
OL28440423M
Internet Archive
disgrace0000coet
ISBN 10
0099540983
ISBN 13
9780099540984
OCLC/WorldCat
1244588204
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10700523

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