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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To begin with, let me make something clear: Lucy, however, is a victim, a voluntary martyr. Coetzee intertwines subjects such as the suffering and the dignity of animals with the mute and inescapable violence of his homeland, presenting challenging questions to the reader.

Actually, though it’s a slim novel, it has a lot to say, period. Coegzee makes Disgrace so impressive is precisely that it is no simple allegory, but rather a series of dynamics that echo and echo against xoetzee other in painful and confusing ways.

The disgraceful violence, resulting from Apartheid. In fact, I don’t think there is a single likable destracia anywhere in this book, not even Bev Shaw she is admirable, I think, but not likable. Although this is hardly unheard of, Lurie is caught and forced to resign his position.

Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee

Apesar de ambos os desgracix estarem fortemente empenhados na luta social: Middle-aged poetry professor David Lurie, recovering from a scandal at his Cape Town university involving his affair with a student, retreats to the country to live with his daughter Lucy on an isolated smallholding in the Eastern Cape.

The world was so bad and complicated that I’d given up trying to be a good person. It is pretty Third World down here, in some ways. I, a confirmed carnivore, did not expect to lie awake at night considering vegetarianism.

Perhaps, as one of the characters thinks, it is necessary, in order to build something up, for everything to be first brought down to nothing.


What should I do? David Lurie is a playah. There is a glimmer of hope growing at the end of this story that flickers like desggacia candle flame. Zo lang we maar niet breken. Like leaves blown on the wind pell-mell, they pass before him. So, how is it that I ended this book wishing him well? It’s been a while since i read this book and it is still on my mind.

It made me remember this quote from Stephen King that goes: Lurie’s sexual activities are all inherently risky. Appears, as this is my personal reception of this piece, and if you’ve been reading me long enough you know where my biases lie, and how I feel the need to express them.

And so I didn’t eat meat then, starting at a very young age, and as a teenager — following a drug experience at Washington DC’s extremely depressing aquarium — discovered a real passion for animal rights with a very strong philosophy behind it. Un libro impregnato di vergogna. By using this site, coetze agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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She doesn’t deal in abstractions, only in the concrete necessities of daily desgraciia. She takes self-loathing to new and extreme levels, in my opinion. Return to Book Page. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. When violence erupts and becomes personal, David is placed in a position that prompts even further self-reflection.

Desgracia by J.M. Coetzee (5 star ratings)

While if you explore the interior concepts he is peddling, you see something entirely different. The issues and themes addressed are those that are immersed in the sensitive, pitch-black parts of my insides. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. But the way Coetzee writes is guaranteed to make you examine or re-examine, as the case may be your feelings, thoughts, opinions on at least one of the several issues covered in this book.

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Dalla Storia non si scappa. Her father’s lack of empathy and connection with other human beings? Dealing with people isn’t like that, not ever, not really.


If you lack faith in your fortitude, do not even start, read something easier. He does not care for the disinterest of his students show his poetry classes.

Pushing the knife in; exiting afterwards, leaving the body behind covered in blood — doesn’t it feel like murder, like getting away with murder? It is not the erotic that is calling to him after all, nor the elegiac, but the comic. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Except that I wasn’t. Whether ’tis fair or just or correct is another matter entirely. It might easily be blown out, but perhaps it will find a way to burn on into the future; perhaps it will save Lucy and David alike.

It is a page-turner, an absorbing, fast read that keeps you anxious to find out what happens next — but that seems almost incidental, besides the point. At the onset of this 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. There are no menus.

My encounter with it is one that I shall truly savor remembering. Mayor Bloomberg would not have dead cats littering his city’s streets, but Miami is no New York.

The irony coezee not escape him: Disgrace hits like a sledgehammer, but results in a catharsis that one doesn’t forget lightly. I need an antidote to Disgrace. I myself am interested in reading more fiction set in Africa, and if you have anything to recommend I’d love to hear it.