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But that would be a pity, for you would be deprived of an experience that will only enrich your understanding of To begin with, let me make something clear: She, too, insists on remaining silent.

Trying to be a good person. That life, love, lust, everything is a matter of wanting. I think about this book time and again A child of the city, Lucy has decided to live in a rural farming community on the eastern cape. I respected hunters, people who killed what they ate.

It’s admirable, what you do, what she does, but to me animal-welfare people are a bit like Christians of a certain kind. Blacks, furious, punish them. But you won’t digest it quickly. Siendo un padre ausente, todo lo que sucede entre ellos a partir de su llegada a la granja se torna forzado y complejo.


I didn’t want to participate in eating something I wouldn’t take responsibility for having killed. Can anyone really imagine life goes on without them?

Desgracia/ Disgrace

I highly recommend this novel to anyone who hasn’t read it. But I know I will be thinking about this little novel for a long time to come. The blood of life is leaving his body and despair is taking its place, despair that is like a gas, odourless, tasteless, without nourishment. David Laurie, professor, father, divorced, twice marriedjobless after and inappropriate affair, temporary farmworker, is a ‘disgrace’.

He sees 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. E Lucy, como pode ela continuar ali, aceitando?

That’s what this book’s about, I think. Don’t have a Kindle? JM Coetzee writes allegories. View all 43 comments.

Desgracia/ Disgrace by Coetzee, J M

The irony does not escape him: Lucy, David’s daughter, becomes the focal point for dsgracia of these issues, yet she, as a character, would eschew the whole notion of “issues”. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. We are born, we die. There are a couple obvious reasons why it’s good to reread books, and one has much more to do with the reader than with the book.


So yes, it is a story about disgrace — but Coetzee casts his net far wider than an aging philanderer who abuses his position of power and loses face in the academic community. Are there moments when they too, or some of them, are plunged without warning into the ocean of memory?

Jan 25, Elyse Walters rated it it was amazing. She is powerless and oppressed — not by other people, not by the society she lives in, but by herself. I neri vedevano nei cani il simbolo del potere bianco, della repressione che dovevano subire. Evidently, the Booker committee did, too, since they gave this one their fiction prize in The disgraceful violence, resulting from Apartheid.

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.