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Coetzee, J. M. - BOOKER WINNER

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ISBN 10: 0436204894 / ISBN 13: 9780436204890
Verlag: Secker & Warburg London, 1999
Zustand: Fine Hardcover
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Beautiful copy of this great novel, first world printing, but with the Booker Winner line added to the jacket, which means this not the Biddles first version of the wrapper. Apart from that small change, this is, of course, the true first edition of the book itself. A good price for a brilliant unread looking copy of this novel. Language: eng Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE-1083149211

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Titel: Disgrace - FIRST PRINTING

Verlag: Secker & Warburg London

Erscheinungsdatum: 1999

Einband: Hardcover


Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine

Auflage: 1st Edition...

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Emerging from the dissident calibrations of literary voices joined together in the culture of protest against the apartheid regime, the distinctive writing of novelist, critic and academic J M Coetzee has become identified as one of the most finely tuned among contemporary Southern African writers. From the local recognition accorded his earliest novel Dusklands to the international acclaim with which his rewriting of Defoe's Robinson Crusoe story, Foe was received, Coetzee has dedicated himself to transforming South African writing from a blunt weapon of struggle to a delicate and incisive instrument of reflective liberation. Disgrace takes as its complex central character 52-year-old English professor David Lurie whose preoccupation with Romantic poetry--and romancing his students--threatens to turn him into a "a moral dinosaur". Called to account by the University for a passionate but brief affair with a student who is ambivalent about his embraces, David refuses to apologise, drawing on poetry before what he regards as political correctness in his claim that his "case rests on the rights of desire." Seeking refuge with his quietly progressive daughter Lucie on her isolated small holding, David finds that the violent dilemmas of the new South Africa are inescapable when the tentative emotional truce between errant father and daughter is ripped apart by a traumatic event that forces Lucie to an appalling disgrace. Pitching the moral code of political correctness against the values of Romantic poetry in its evocation of personal relationships, this novel is skillful--almost cunning--in its exploration of David's refusal to be accountable and his daughter's determination to make her entire life a process of accountability. Their personal dilemmas cast increasingly foreshortened shadows against the rising concerns of the emancipated community, and become a subtle metaphor for the historical unaccountability of one culture to another.


"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.

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