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Disgrace

Author: J M Coetzee
Publisher: London : Vintage, 2000.
Series: Vintage. Fiction
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 9. AuflView all editions and formats
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After years teaching Romantic poetry, David Laurie, 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. He and Lucy become victims of a savage and disturbing attack  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J M Coetzee
ISBN: 0099284820 9780099284826
OCLC Number: 758069738
Awards: Winner of Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best Book - Africa 2000
Winner of Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best Book 2000
Winner of Booker Prize for Fiction 1999
Short-listed for Best of the Booker 2008
Short-listed for WH Smith Literary Prize 2000
Description: 219 S.
Series Title: Vintage. Fiction
Responsibility: J.M. Coetzee.

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A divorced, 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  Read more...

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"What is remarkable about Coetzee's vision as a novelist is that it remains intensely human, rooted in common experience and replete with failure, doubt and frustration" Guardian

 
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