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He insists degracia accepting his due punishment. What’s the point of making an idea a piece of fiction if the author just uses all of the characters to spout off his views on rape, class, prostitution?

Desgracia/ Disgrace

What really disturbed me then, and still does, was that it hadn’t even crossed my mind to bury the dead cat until other people suggested that that’s what I should do. Desgraci self-delusion is my own stock-in-trade. Door zijn vrijwilligerswerk in een dierenkliniek maakt zijn onverschilligheid voor mens en dier geleidelijk plaats voor empathie. By the end of the novel, though, Lurie seems to mature beyond his exploitative view of women. Coetzee brings that passionate quote at the beginning of this paragraph back to hit me square in the face near the end though and — once again — Disgrace.

View all 6 comments. Share your thoughts with other customers. It desgravia obvious that the cat’s corpse couldn’t be allowed to stay there.

There’s one — or maybe twenty — that’s black with some white, that I often saw in my backyard and spent time with in this way: View all 20 comments. The meat of existence is unbending and immovable.


Major trigger warning for rape and pedophilia, since pretty much the entire book revolves around that. Lurie is self-delusional about many things, but, all credit to Coetzee, he is still though only eventually sympathetic.


Big issues are addressed in this book: But was it fair? My friend, when the time comes, I hope you learn to accept. A history of personal abuse, but if Melanie was black then perhaps what David refers to is his own history as well.

Honestly, Lucy disturbed me even more than David disturbed me. Tenemos un objetivo en la vida? 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?

Dec 19, Lizzy rated it it was amazing Shelves: It hadn’t crossed my mind. In finding someone merciful enough to give a lethal shot while they are soothed and caressed, only to be put in a plastic bag and later be consumed by the fire of an industrial oven. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. If the old men hog the young women, what will be the future of the species?

I heartily recommend this book. It no longer needed to be beaten.

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John Maxwell Coetzee desgrzcia an author and academic from South Africa. Though his actions are not admirable, one cannot help but respect a person who demonstrates such resilience in the face of hardship. The central theme – disgrace — is in itself emotionally powerful. Professor David Lurie is forced to resign when his affair with a student comes to light. If she finds it distasteful she can step back, like what she did afterwards.

He cketzee it quite clearly, and it fills him with the word will not go away despair. The book is extremely well-written; no doubt about that.

View all 11 comments. In fact, I don’t think there is a single likable character anywhere in this coezee, not even Bev Coetzer she is admirable, I think, but not likable. A history of personal abuse, but if Melanie was black then perhaps what David refers to is his own history as well. So a couple weeks ago I noticed that this cat — or one of it — was lying dead on the grassy palm-treed median right in ocetzee of my house.


But that would be a pity, for you would be deprived of an experience that will only enrich your understanding of the world. Siendo un padre ausente, todo lo que sucede entre ellos a partir de su llegada a la granja se torna forzado y complejo.

His resignation and the humiliations he gets to swallow as a parent burn chinks in his cynical armour and self-image. As it succeeded to make me remember it after more than a year it means it deserves 5 stars instead of 4. Desracia meat of existence is unbending and immovable. 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.

What should I do? South Africa, a wealthy country and the future of Africa, disgraced with its harrowing violence and misery. I respected hunters, people who killed what they ate.

To ask other readers questions about Desgraciaplease sign up. David Lurie is not a likeable person. Set in post apartheid South Africa, it is evident that blacks are still struggling in their relations with whites and feel the need to turn the tables on them.