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Desgracia : J M Coetzee :

The disgrace of misogyny. It hadn’t crossed my mind. She is — all of these characters are — hard to wrap your head around, hard to understand their motivations.

And then there is the fact that he has an affair with one of his students, a young woman that could be his own daughter, who is in fact younger than his daughter, Lucy. If a book touches me emotionally, desgraciz if I learn something by reading it, then I can truly say I loved it.

A world of shame, dishonor, humiliation, degradation. Coetzee is merciless in his depictions, pointing an desgraciw finger.

Hypocrisy, double standard, bigotry. Coetzee schrijft sober en compact. It will stay with you for a long, long time. Pollux ultimately comes to live with Petrus, and spies on Lucy bathing. May 20, Fabian rated it desgrscia liked it.


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If that doesn’t prove it, his later actions confirm without a doubt. English Choose a language for shopping. David Lurie is not a likeable person.

I literally just finished this book a few minutes ago, so I have not by any means worked though all of my reactions to it yet.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to desgracoa. Choices to cringe over Literature–Man lives on lesbian sister’s farm in South Africa. In striving to erase these lines, Coetzee writes in third person and refers to desgfacia characters, even in passing, by their first names.

View all 42 comments. The novel certainly does not posit that. I heartily recommend this book.

Devono vergognarsi anche le vittime? Wishing he would find the future better than the present? Major trigger warning for rape and pedophilia, since pretty much the entire book revolves around that. His books always work on at least two levels. This book made me want to read Twilight.

Mortality is the panacea of sin. Lucy come emblema della vergogna a cui si sacrifica in una sorta di simbolica espiazione collettiva. So what is the disgrace that the title references? I have been being surprised a lot by the books I have been reading lately. Transcendent and Transformative “On trial for his way of life. Sounds like a judgment to me. View all 12 comments.


And Coetzee offers that to everyone in the book — and everyone reading it. We cannot help that. 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.

Desgracia/ Disgrace

And he reels me in. Explore the Home Gift Guide. That title takes on more meaning as the book progresses and crimes, big and small, are tallied. But hide spoiler ] the incident drives a wedge between coetzre and daughter. Ich weiss, in Echt gibt es so etwas. His pleasure in living has been snuffed out.

My encounter with it is one that I shall truly savor remembering. To practice humanity, by being humane.