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Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee
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Aug 28, 2008

it was amazing

Excellent literary novel about post-apartheid S Africa. There's not alot of action - Coetzee is a genius at stories where every event is connected, symbolic, and meaningful - but he leaves you puzzled at the end. Does the professor learn/change/develop in the novel or were his life philosophies too divergent? And what's the future for people of any race in S Africa - is there hope? I also read a great feminist critical essay tackling the sexual aspects of this book, "Reading the Unspeakable: Rape in J. M. Coetzee's Disgrace" by Lucy Valerie Graham

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