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  1. says:

    This book made me want to read Twilight Yes, Twilight perfectly perfect young people falling in love and never growing old God, I hope that s what s in store for me there I need an antidote to Disgrace. It affected me than I thought it could, in ways I hadn t imagined possible At page ten I would have readily given it five stars the writing is superb Halfway through I d have given it four Excellent, but slightly annoying At the moment I finished it, shouting WHAT What the hell kind of ending is THAT and wondering if I was going into shock, I d have demanded stars back for ruining my life A little distance was needed before I could consider it rationally again The word disgrace is what struck me with nearly every page Coetzee s writing is like that Tight There s no escaping what he wants you to see It s not outrageously blatant, but it s none too subtle either It s good So good you might be tempted to revel in it Do not This is not for the faint hearted Run Read something easy, something happy Anything If you stay Coetzee will turn that word, disgrace, in your mind a hundred different ways I m no stranger to th...


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    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 post apartheid South Africa David clashes with the University s politically correct environment as well as with the land dispute barbarism in the country s interior, where his daughter lives.With an immaculate prose, in which no word is wasted, the novel is a plunge in...


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    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.brutal..in South Africa and this was post apartheid.It was easier for me to understand the disgrace of David..than it was for me to understand Lucy s train of thought after the horrific things that happened to her Step into Af...


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    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 ...


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    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, 1994 Misschien is het goed voor ons om af en toe te vallen Zo lang we maar niet breken Professor David Lurie ziet zich gedwongen ontslag te nemen als zijn affaire met een studente aan het licht komt Zijn ontslag en de vernederingen die hij als ouder te slikken krijgt, slaan barsten in zijn cynische pantser en zelfbeeld Door zijn vrijwilligerswerk in een dierenkliniek maakt zijn onverschilligheid voor mens en dier geleidelijk plaats voor empathie In ongenade handelt over het menselijke onvermogen tot werkel...


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    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 up and looked at directly, as is your culture your race your generation your values your guilts and your sense of justice Your way of l...


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    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, and for the first time he decided to sleep with a student Although this is hardly unheard of, Lurie is caught and forced to resign his position In the throes of both a scandal and midlife crisis, he moves in with his grown daughter Lucy A child of the city, Lucy has decided to live in a rural farming community on the eastern cape A young, determined woman of the younger generation, Lucy allows her father into her homestead but from the onset it is obvious that she would rather be left alone The generation gap is evident as she calls her father by his first name and does not bestow any respect on him Determined to do a better job as a...


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    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 ...


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    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 of disgrace and is it possible to move back into a state of grace afterwards Perhaps.Professor David Lurie is a man I disliked right from the start a woman s beauty does not belong to her alone It is part of the bounty she brings into the world She has a duty to share it Okay, there s that And then there is the fact that he has an affair with one of his students, a young woman that could be his own daughter, who is in fact younger than his daughter, Lucy This is where I had some trouble raising ...


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    ummmno I m afraid for me, this book suffers from what I call the Booker disease I ve read very few books that won the Man Booker prize that I ve enjoyed SPOILERS AHOY AHOY I looked through the GoodReads comments concerning this book and saw a lot of positive feedback But not one of those comments talked about Coetzee s horrible dialogue All of his characters speak like a phlebotomy textbook, and they are all just an obvious soundboard for the author s opinions 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 There were no distinctions in tone or vocabulary between the characters I think his points would have been better taken if he had just let the characters work out the issues themselves and not filled them with political rants I felt nothing for David, or Lucy, or Bev the only emotive element that haunted me was the killing of the dogs every week The author sets his...


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Disgrace Read Disgrace Author J.M Coetzee Chardonneret.eu 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.By The Winner Of The Nobel Prize For Literature And Twice Winner Of The Booker Prize.