Disgrace

Author(s): J.M. Coetzee

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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 apologize to save his job, but instead he refuses and resigns, retiring to live with his daughter on her remote farm.

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J.M. Coetzee won the Booker Prize in 1983 with "The Life & Times of Michael K."

Winner of Commonwealth Writers Prize 2000 and Booker Prize for Fiction 1999. Shortlisted for WH Smith Literary Prize 2000 and W H Smith Annual Literary Award 2000 and Best of the Booker 2008.

"The richness of Disgrace lies in the elegant and allegorical role reversals, the spare symbolism of the language and in the characterization. We may not like David Lurie, but in Coetzee's skillful hands we can't dismiss him without pity." -- "The Globe and Mail
"Coetzee is able to dissect the human psyche with a surgeon's touch." -- "The Hamilton Spectator
"Marvellous." -- "The National Post
"Disgrace is a subtle, multilayered story, as much concerned with politics as it is with the itch of male flesh. Coetzee's prose is chaste and lyrical -- it is a relief to encounter writing as quietly stylish as this." -- "Independent
"Disgrace is at the frontier of world literature." -- "Sunday Telegraph
"J.M. Coetzee's vision goes to the nerve-centre of being. What he finds there is more than most people will ever know about themselves, and he conveys it with a brilliant writer's mastery of tension and elegance." -- Nadine Gordimer

"From the Trade Paperback edition.

General Fields

  • : 9780436204890SECB
  • : CCV
  • : Chatto & Windus
  • : 0.374
  • : July 1999
  • : 224mm X 144mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : J.M. Coetzee
  • : Hardback
  • : 823
  • : 224