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J. M. Coetzee

Autor(a) de Disgrace

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About the Author

J.M. Coetzee's full name is John Michael Coetzee. Born in Cape Town, South Africa, in 1940, Coetzee is a writer and critic who uses the political situation in his homeland as a backdrop for many of his novels. Coetzee published his first work of fiction, Dusklands, in 1974. Another book, Boyhood, mostrar mais loosely chronicles an unhappy time in Coetzee's childhood when his family moved from Cape Town to the more remote and unenlightened city of Worcester. Other Coetzee novels are In the Heart of the Country and Waiting for the Barbarians. Coetzee's critical works include White Writing and Giving Offense: Essays on Censorship. Coetzee is a two-time recipient of the Booker Prize and in 2003, he won the Nobel Literature Award. (Bowker Author Biography) J. M. Coetzee's books include "Boyhood", "Dusklands", "In the Heart of the Country", "Waiting for the Barbarians", "Life & Times of Michael K", "Foe", & "The Master of Petersburg". A professor of general literature at the University of Cape Town, Coetzee has won many literary awards, including the CNA Prize (South Africa's premier literary award), the Booker Prize (twice), the Prix Etranger Femina, the Jerusalem Prize, the Lannan Literary Award, & The Irish Times International Fiction Prize. (Publisher Provided) mostrar menos


Obras por J. M. Coetzee

Disgrace (1999) 10,671 exemplares
Waiting for the Barbarians (1980) 4,265 exemplares
Life & Times of Michael K (1983) 2,755 exemplares
Elizabeth Costello (2003) 2,588 exemplares
Slow Man (2005) 2,006 exemplares
Foe (1986) 1,817 exemplares
Youth (2002) 1,681 exemplares
Diário de um ano ruim (2007) 1,346 exemplares
The Master of Petersburg (1994) 1,133 exemplares
Age of Iron (1990) 1,092 exemplares
Boyhood: Scenes from Provincial Life (1997) 1,078 exemplares
In the Heart of the Country (1977) 917 exemplares
The Childhood of Jesus (2013) 747 exemplares
Dusklands (1974) 598 exemplares
The Lives of Animals (1999) 592 exemplares
Stranger Shores: Literary Essays (2001) 449 exemplares
The Schooldays of Jesus (2016) 316 exemplares
Here and Now: Letters (2008-2011) (2013) 291 exemplares
The Death of Jesus (2019) 131 exemplares
The Nobel Lecture in Literature, 2003 (2003) — Autor — 88 exemplares
Late essays : 2006-2017 (2017) 79 exemplares
The Pole: A Novel (2022) 76 exemplares
Moral Tales (2019) 56 exemplares
A Land Apart: A Contemporary South African Reader (1986) — Editor — 49 exemplares
Three stories (2014) 27 exemplares
Wat is een klassieke roman? (2006) 19 exemplares
A House in Spain [short story] (2000) 15 exemplares
Nietverloren (2018) 14 exemplares
The Pole and Other Stories (2023) 13 exemplares
Brighton Rock 12 exemplares
Waiting for the Barbarians {2019 film} (2020) — Writer — 11 exemplares
Boyhood; and Youth (2003) 9 exemplares
The 2013 Voiceless Anthology (2012) 5 exemplares
Age of Iron ; Life & Times of Michael K (1990) — Autor — 4 exemplares
New Writing from Africa 2009 (2009) 4 exemplares
Ensaios Recentes (2020) 2 exemplares
Vergogna-Gioventù-Infanzia (2003) 2 exemplares
O cio da terra 2 exemplares
The Novel in Africa (2003) 2 exemplares
Disgrace: A Novel 1 exemplar
ASKUND 1 exemplar
What Is Realism (1997) 1 exemplar
איש איטי 1 exemplar
בלב הארץ 1 exemplar
De foto's van Jongensjaren (2020) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Scarlet Letter (1850) — Introdução, algumas edições35,613 exemplares
Brighton Rock (1938) — Introdução, algumas edições5,075 exemplares
Bad Trips (1991) — Contribuidor — 231 exemplares
Granta 77: What We Think of America (2002) — Contribuidor — 215 exemplares
The Best American Essays 1998 (1998) — Contribuidor — 187 exemplares
Granta 52: Food : The Vital Stuff (1995) — Contribuidor — 146 exemplares
Granta 58: Ambition (1997) — Contribuidor — 143 exemplares
The Expedition to the Baobab Tree: A Novel (1981) — Tradutor, algumas edições107 exemplares
Nobel Lectures: From the Literature Laureates, 1986 to 2006 (2006) — Contribuidor — 72 exemplares
Mascara (1988) — Posfácio, algumas edições66 exemplares
McSweeney's Issue 42 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern): Multiples (2013) — Contribuidor — 61 exemplares
The Best Australian Stories 2004 (2004) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
The Best Australian Essays: A Ten-Year Collection (2011) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
Erotikon: Essays on Eros, Ancient and Modern (2005) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
The Best Australian Essays 2004 (2004) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
The Best Australian Essays 2006 (2006) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
The Best Australian Essays 2007 (2007) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
The Best Australian Essays 2009 (2009) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
The Best Australian Stories 2002 (2002) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
The Best Australian Essays 2003 (2003) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
The Return of Thematic Criticism (1993) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
The Best Australian Essays 2014 (2014) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
The New Salmagundi Reader (1996) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



July 2013: J.M. Coetzee em Monthly Author Reads (Julho 2019)
Coetzee in November em 2015 Category Challenge (Novembro 2015)


This is a rather slow book to read. Not a bad book, but certainly not Coetzee’s best book, which, in my opinion, was Disgrace. This book was slow in many spots, but would once again pick up.

The characters were well developed. I felt like I really knew Paul Rayment, Marijana, and Elizabeth Costello. The dialogue was crisp and realistic as well. I enjoyed knowing these characters who felt real to life.

The story follows Paul Rayment, who loses his leg in a bicycle accident. His solitary life is suddenly changed in an instant. He refuses to be fitted for a prosthesis, and is cared for by a series of nurses. Paul becomes infatuated with Marijana, one of the nurses, and professes his love for her. He vows to put her son through school and help Marijana’s family in financial ways, much to the chagrin of Marijana’s husband. Enter Elizabeth Costello, a writer, who tries to bring Paul back to reality and sets him up with a romantic encounter with a woman named Marianna. They do not hit it off as Paul is still smitten with Marijana. There is a nice surprise ending that feels appropriate.

This is a deeply moving story about love and caring, loss and heartache, unrequited love and friendship, and finally about life and mortality. Despite the lag at times, I really enjoyed the book and look forward to reading more of Coetzee’s works.
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dwcofer | 49 outras críticas | Nov 27, 2023 |
This is an absolutely wonderful book, one I thoroughly enjoyed. The narrative voice is excellent, the story flows well, and a book that reads quickly. The chapters are relatively short and I was anxious at the end of one chapter to get to the next. It is a relatively short book, just over 200 pages, but an absolute delight to read.

The story is set in South Africa following apartheid, and follows 52 year old Professor David Lurie. Some might say he has a sexual addiction. He visits a prostitute on a weekly basis to satisfy his needs, but when she leaves the business, he turns to one of his students for an affair. This dalliance sets off a chain of events that ultimately lead to his dismissal at the university.

Disgraced, Lurie retreats to his daughter’s home in the country, and moves in with her. Unfortunately, he fares no better there. He is attached and his daughter is raped by two black men and a young black boy. Lurie tries to make sense of the events that have occurred, but things become more complicated. His daughter becomes pregnant and the young boy turns out to be the brother of a neighbor’s wife. The neighbor, Petrus, assists Lurie’s daughter on the farm, but has his eyes on taking over her property. It appears the attack was an attempt to scare Lurie’s daughter away from the farm and surrender it to Petrus. The relationship between Lurie and his daughter become estranged and he leaves for a while. Lurie returns later, but no longer lives with his daughter.

Lurie has his misfortunes, most are of his own causing. He is his own worst enemy. The story is full of symbolism, especially surrounding death. It is a touching story, one that will remain with you for a long time. J. M. Coetzee has written a masterpiece.
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dwcofer | 269 outras críticas | Nov 11, 2023 |
Although this book was well written, the central character’s lack of morality repulsed me. I also found the aspect of animal euthanasia extremely depressing. Glad it was only a short book.
secondhandrose | 269 outras críticas | Oct 31, 2023 |
Coetzee gives us a tango between Witold, an aging artist, and Beatriz, a middle-aged woman in a loveless marriage. Though the writing is spare, it carries a lot of weight. In this novel of ideas, Coetzee’s themes range broadly. They include love, commitment, family, art, literature, aging, loneliness, language, longing, delusion, sex, etc., etc. Most of these ideas Coetzee approaches obliquely, leaving much unsaid.

Beatriz presents as the consummate realist, while Witold is the ultimate romantic. While I found Beatriz to be credible, Witold seemed to be too fanciful to be believed. She responds positively to his attentions but finds them lacking in subtlety and never responds coquettishly. Witold, on the other hand, seems to have fallen head-over-heels for her following a dinner that they had with an elderly couple, no less. I found the life-altering nature of this brief encounter to be pretty far-fetched and it spoiled a lot of what followed for me.… (mais)
ozzer | 6 outras críticas | Oct 30, 2023 |


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