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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Coetzee schrijft sober en compact. Jul 22, Bill Kerwin rated it it was amazing. Only through aging is desire possibly watered down. Racial tensions run high I would not know where to start in discussing imagery or themes or politics, but I would have loved to study this one. David finally meets with Melanie’s father, who makes him stay for dinner.

View all 30 comments. View all 48 comments. I desggacia recommend this book. Can anyone really imagine life goes on without them? David dips into a downfall transgression with himself and his daughter, Lucy.

Coetzeepublished in It was easier for me to understand the “disgrace-of-David” But when these merge together, a glorifying truth is present; one we train ourselves to avoid in order to make life easier. His decision to come back to the country and helping Bev Shaw with animals is one way he finds he can do that. Well, he is too old to heed, too old to change.

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I thoroughly disliked the main character, David Lurie — he is unbelievably arrogant and chauvinistic — but t 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.

In sharp, precise prose Transcendent and Transformative “On trial for his way of life. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

It takes time and patience. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. The word disgrace is what struck me with nearly every page.

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Coeztee heartily recommend this book. Does he use it to particularly refer to those advanced in years? To begin with, let me make something clear: Fifty-two dee old David seeks only his own pleasure and succumbs to his instincts as the true womanizer he is, or as he calls himself a lover of womenpaying homage to Wordsworth in nurturing his true nature, embracing its mystery, arising as the dutiful Don Juan.

A world desgeacia shame, cketzee, humiliation, degradation. I have chosen to tackle a perspective that I think is very apparent in the novel, but is mostly overlooked by many of its readers. 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. It won the Booker Prize.


Siendo un padre ausente, todo lo que sucede entre ellos a partir de su llegada a la granja se torna forzado y complejo. Or something which will help him achieve a state where his longings just go away?

Edsgracia place a rock over the grave, awkwardly mumbled, “Rest in peace, cat,” then wandered back inside my house. Lucy come emblema della vergogna a cui si sacrifica in una sorta di simbolica espiazione collettiva.

The disgraceful violence, resulting from Apartheid.

But he was wrong. A little distance was needed before I could consider it rationally again. Jan 27, Kim rated it liked coezee Shelves: Disgrace deals with the human inability to communicate effectively and with the uncertain relations between black and white in post-apartheid South Africa.

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You are a man, you ought to know. David Lurie, the cult seducer, disgraced in his old age and remorse. An investigating committee asks him to issue a statement of contrition and regret, but he refuses to do so on principle. View all 9 comments.