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Disgrace

Author: J M Coetzee
Publisher: London : Harvill Secker, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"David Lurie, middle-aged and twice divorced, is a scholar fallen into disgrace. After years teaching Romantic poetry at the Technical University of Cape Town, he 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 an isolated smallholding  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J M Coetzee
ISBN: 9781846553905 1846553903
OCLC Number: 501399370
Notes: Originally published: London: Secker & Warburg, 1999.
Description: 219 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: J.M. Coetzee.

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Willing to admit his guilt, but refusing to yield to pressure to repent publicly, he resigns and retreats to an isolated smallholding owned by his daughter Lucy. He helps with the dogs in the  Read more...

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"A masterpiece...perhaps the best novel to carry off the Booker in a decade" -- Boyd Tonkin * Independent * "Coetzee captures with appalling skill the white dilemma in South Africa" * Daily Telegraph Read more...

 
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