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Disgrace : Vintage Classics Reading Guide Edition
Author: J.M. Coetzee

ISBN: 9780099540984
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1 December 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.2 x 1.9


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; he is denounced and summoned before a committee of inquiry. 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.

About the Author

J.M. Coetzee's work includes DUSKLANDS In the heart of the country, WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS, which was awarded the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the CNA Prize, LIFE AND TIMES OF MICHAEL ...

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