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View all 27 comments. I have no doubt I will be thinking about it for a long, long time. Taking advantage of his position and blinded by his heated obsession, he recklessly pursues the young girl until she yields to his unrelenting demands. He considers himself happy. 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.

It is the hardest thing to imagine in all the world.

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

She is powerless and oppressed — not by other people, not by the society she lives in, but by herself. I heartily recommend this book.

Does that make it wrong? His hubris is cold and unwavering. Lurie’s last affair left a bad taste in his mouth, and for the first time he decided to sleep with a student. Make up your own mind! I feel as dispassionate as Lurie himself. My friend, when the time comes, I hope you learn to accept. Half of literature is about it: This is where Coetzee hooks me. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?


View all 12 comments. Cotzee yes, it is a story about disgrace – but Coetzee casts his net far wider than an aging philanderer who abuses his position of power and loses face in the academic community. Want to Read saving…. Situated in nobody’s coetzes, where civilization and barbary mingle – a region well known by Brazilian readers, Coetzee slowly denudes realities and ultimately tells us that there are no just rewards, there desgradia not even fairness.

So what is the disgrace that the title references? All of Coetzee’s novels have received multiple awards or prizes, and Disgrace is the first of his novels that I have cooetzee.

I felt an enormous sense of well being, that a problem I’d been anxious about had been resolved in so obviously the correct and most appropriate way. The main character, Cotzee Lurie, is disgraced.

View all 8 comments. The people I looked down on were self-identified “animal lovers”: It is not the erotic that desfracia calling to him after all, nor the elegiac, but the comic. She has turned into a perfect country girl with no inclination towards dressing up or looking attractive and would rather tend her farm and take a walk with her dogs.

It was infuriating, it was interesting, it was just such a ride.

Because people are weak and corrupt, life for the individual wavers in many ways. I understand why I didn’t, and it has to do with why I stopped being vegan and with everything that’s happened since then.


Desgracia/ Disgrace

Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Though his actions are not admirable, one cannot help but respect a person who demonstrates such resilience in the face of hardship. You said it, not me. This book, published inis set after apartheid has ended.

For there is black and white here as well, but in a sense that is constantly straining to escape the usual context, never offering the same meaning twice to both reads and rereads. Set in post apartheid South Africa, it ceotzee evident that blacks are still struggling in their relations with whites and feel the need to turn the tables on them.

Desgracia/ Disgrace by Coetzee, J M

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The disgraceful behavior of the rapists and of Petrus, who is protecting them and may possibly have instigated the whole incident in the first place? I was in awe of the storytelling, of how Coetzee was able to show much by saying little, about the two sides of that affair. I need an antidote to Disgrace.