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Disgrace - J.M. Coetzee
Disgrace
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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.
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780099289524 (0099289520)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 220
Edition language: English
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tyryant
tyryant rated it
3.0 Disgrace
Very strong writing, but the plot and themes do not connect with me. Another book by a middle aged man about a middle aged man and his sexual desires. Feels a bit thin in its metaphors/analogies. Sometimes reads as frustrating non-committal to the themes it's raising.
Book Thoughts
Book Thoughts rated it
2.0 Review of Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee
A great many reviewers that I respect rated this book 4 or 5 stars and I hate to be the contrarian, but in this case, I really did not like this book. It is my first read of Coetzee, and his writing style was impressive. But for this book, I found nothing to enjoy. The main character was simply d...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
4.0 Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee
bookshelves: spring-2015, e-book, booker-winner, published-1999, nobel-laureate, tbr-busting-2015, shortstory-shortstories-novellas, prostitution, afr-s-africa, lit-crit, lit-richer, midlife-crisis Read from April 22 to 25, 2015 CycadDescription: Set in post-apartheid South Africa, J. M. Coetze...
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even with nougat, you can have a perfect moment rated it
2.0 Disgrace
This book was not for me. The dialogue was wooden, and I felt thoroughly unengaged throughout the whole story. I couldn't get into the mindset of any of the characters. Events would occur - many of them horrific - but they felt rather flat and distant. It's not that I wouldn't recommend the boo...
The Book Magpie's Nest
The Book Magpie's Nest rated it
2.0 Disgrace
This book was not for me. The dialogue was wooden, and I felt thoroughly unengaged throughout the whole story. I couldn't get into the mindset of any of the characters. Events would occur - many of them horrific - but they felt rather flat and distant. It's not that I wouldn't recommend the boo...
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