Disgrace (Paperback)
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Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 06/04/2000
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The winner of the Booker Prize 1999

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; and when discovered by the college authorities he is denounced and summoned before a committee of inquiry.

Expected to apologise to save his job, he refuses. Whilst 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.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099289524
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 159 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 14 mm


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'What is remarkable about Coetzee's vision as a novelist is that it remains intensely human, rooted in common experience and replete with failure, doubt and frustration.' - The Guardian

'Exhilarating... One of the best novelists alive.' - Sunday Times

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“Powerful”

How could I even begin to provide a sypnosis for this novel, it is about everything, its about life. Always making the "must read before you die" lists, now i know it is with perfectly good reason for it is... More

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“Disgrace”

So good it hurts.

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“Dismal Days”

Coetzee is now a Nobel Laureate whose recent novels have been allegorical narratives of an uncertain type. 'Disgrace', an earlier but highly regarded novel could be read as an allegory about the... More

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