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The Resource Disgrace, J.M. Coetzee

Disgrace, J.M. Coetzee

Label
Disgrace
Title
Disgrace
Statement of responsibility
J.M. Coetzee
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"At fifty-two, Professor David Lurie is divorced, filled with desire, but lacking in passion. An affair with one of his students leaves him jobless, shunned by his friends, and ridiculed by his ex-wife. He retreats to his daughter Lucy's isolated smallholding, where a brief visit becomes an extended stay as he tries to find meaning from this one remaining relationship. David's attempts to relate to Lucy and to a society with new racial complexities are disrupted by an afternoon of violence that shakes all his beliefs and threatens to destroy his daughter."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
In a novel set in post-apartheid South Africa, a fifty-two-year-old college professor who has lost his job for sleeping with a student tries to relate to his daughter, Lucy, who works with an ambitious African farmer
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2001.
  • Booker Prize, 1999.
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book, 2000.
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize, Africa: Best Book, 2000.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 1999.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
020657
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Coetzee, J. M.
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Farm life
  • Veterinarians
  • Fathers and daughters
  • South Africa
Target audience
adult
Label
Disgrace, J.M. Coetzee
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000021107608
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
220 p.
Isbn
9780436204890
Label
Disgrace, J.M. Coetzee
Publication
Control code
000021107608
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
220 p.
Isbn
9780436204890

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