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[J.M. Coetzee] Ú Disgrace [futurism PDF] Ebook Epub Download Ú It s a little known fact where fact is understood in the contemporary, alternative sense that the title of this book was originally an acronym that Coetzee used as a guide for writing it Dishonor Inducing Sex Glaring Racial Antipathy Corroding EmotionsDavid Lurie, a white South African professor in his fifties, had taught communications and poetry in Cape Town An ill advised affair with a student spoiled all that David sought refuge with his daughter Lucy who experienced some conflicts of her own living in the country s interior With its setting in post apartheid South Africa, a race angle was virtually inevitable I have to say, the emotions packed a real punch, including some you don t see coming As far as I know, Disney had no role in producing the movie version of this raw and hard edged book Despite the lack of uplift, I did appreciate the writing and the plaus Perhaps it does us good to have a fall every now and then As long as we don t break Professor David Lurie is forced to resign when his affair with a student comes to light His resignation and the humiliations he gets to swallow as a parent burn chinks in his cynical armour and self image By volunteering in a veterinary clinic, his indifference to man and animal gradually gives way to empathy Disgrace deals with the human inability to communicate effectively and with the uncertain relations between black and white in post apartheid South Africa Coetzee writes soberly and compactly He aptly records the wry horror of raw physical and psychological violence.
Disgrace hits like a sledgehammer, but results in a catharsis that one doesn t forget lightly A staggering book Willie Bester, Transition, 1994Misschien is het goed A Divorced, Middle Aged English Professor Finds Himself Increasingly Unable To Resist Affairs With His Female Students When Discovered By The College Authorities, He Is Expected To Apologise And Repent In An Effort To Save His Job, But He Refuses To Become A Scapegoat In What He See As As A Show Trial Designed To Reinforce A Stringent Political Correctness He Preempts The Authorities And Leaves His Job, And The City, To Spend Time With His Grown Up Lesbian Daughter On Her Remote Farm Things Between Them Are Strained There Is Much From The Past They Need To Reconcile And The Situation Becomes Critical When They Are The Victims Of A Brutal And Horrifying Attack In Spectacularly Powerful And Lucid Prose, JM Coetzee Uses All His Formidable Skills To Engage With A Post Apartheid Culture In Unexpected And Revealing Ways This Examination Into The Sexual And Political Lawlessness Of Modern South Africa As It Tries Desperately To Start A Fresh Page In Its History Is Chilling, Uncompromising And Unforgettable This short novel, written in spare, economical prose, tells the story of a not particularly likable middle aged Capetown college instructor who falls into Disgrace because of an affair with a student and is soon reduced to living with his daughter in the bush and working as a euthanizer at the local animal shelter A violent incident occurs, and Disgrace takes on another meaning The novel is both merciless and compassionate not an easy combination to achieve , and is also incisive in its portrayal of the changing world of South Africa.
I read Disgrace by Nobel Laureate J M Coetzee with a few friends in the group reading for pleasure A winner of the Man Booker Prize, Disgrace also fulfills the Nobel Laureate square on my classics bingo card All of Coetzee s novels have received multiple awards or prizes, and Disgrace is the first of his novels that I have read Although short in length, this introduction reveals to me the brilliance of Coetzee s writing David Lurie is a fifty two year old professor of communications at Cape Town Technical University Having been divorced twice and struggling to get inspired by his courses, Lurie engages in one affair after another with either prostitutes or women passing through town Lurie s last affair left a bad taste in his mouth, an This could have been the most uncomfortable I ve ever felt while reading a novel The issues and themes addressed are those that are immersed in the sensitive, pitch black parts of my insides And it didn t relent not once did it get easier It was painful to keep going, yet I was gripped and couldn t stop.
Mining through our darker spirits is not pleasurable Looking at the world and its sickness, and feeling some of its constant, inherent pain is no easier But when these merge together, a glorifying truth is present one we train ourselves to avoid in order to make life easier But to read Disgrace intently and honestly is to not have a choice in these matters, and the reward is a realness and truth found in very few novels Your own moral inadequacies are dug u I finished this book a little over a week ago and for the first time I couldn t decide how to rate a book, much less write a review about it So here I am still mulling it over, reading through my notes and trying to type some sort of articulate thoughts into my laptop I don t really think I liked Disgrace I respected the writing it made me think a lot I had trouble finding any beauty in it and I think that is where the problem lies with this book for me If a book touches me emotionally, or if I learn something by reading it, then I can truly say I loved it However, the only real emotion I felt was anger if anything else I didn t really learn much except that unfortunately maybe I am correct in that life can be really crummy at times and people sometimes unpleasant or in some cases downright despicable How does one get into a state A savage, ruthless book.
At the onset of this 1999 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 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.
Lurie, a man who identifies as a Byron esque lover, who has been twice divorced and who enjoys the services of prostitutes, isn t exactly likeable Especially when he has the opportunity to save his career by simply issuing an apology, but doesn t, on principle His hubris is cold and unwavering.
I thought the book would revolve around his fall from grace after being forced to resign from his position I guess it is, in a small part, b
To begin with, let me make something clear J.
M Coetzee s Disgrace left me intellectually fulfilled and severely shocked Fulfilled at the simplicity and beauty of its narrative which resulted in a powerful drama shocked at the impact it had on my innermost self This is not a book for the faint hearted If you lack faith in your fortitude, do not even start, read something easier But that would be a pity, for you would be deprived of an experience that will only enrich your understanding of the world If you stay, Coetzee will grant you a masterpiece And there have been some moments of genuine awe in my reading experiences, but I can without any trace of doubt testify that reading Coetzee is always one of them Disgrace follows David Lurie s fall from grace, a professor of poetry and communications, that is unable to fit in a tormented po Update 1.
99 Kindle special today for those who can handle reading this book the writing and story gets inside you and doesn t leave quickly Disgrace is a perfect title David Laurie, professor, father, divorced, twice married , jobless after and inappropriate affair, temporary farmworker, is a Disgrace David dips into a downfall transgression with himself and his daughter, Lucy Racial tensions run high.
violence is on the rise.
in South Africa and this was post apartheid.
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than it was for me to understand Lucy s train of thought after the horrific things that happened to her Step into Africa with J.
complex, controversial, personal political.
Choices to cringe over.
yet compassion is circulating in our thoughts Powerful winner of the 1999 Booker Prize note readers who