Disgrace by J. M. Coetzee, 1st/1st, 1999
This is a near fine copy of J. M. Coetzee's 'Disgrace' in first edition, first printing. Secker & Warburg, London, 1999. The textblocks in great condition, and without foxing or discolouration. The dust jacket is in great condition, however has some light discolouration at the top of the cover and has a faint black mark along the top of the back cover, and has not been price clipped. The boards are in great condition and are free from chips and marks. Overall this is a near fine copy. This is the first state copy printed by biddles and without the booker flash on the front cover.
David Lurie is a South African professor of English who loses everything: his reputation, his job, his peace of mind, his dreams of artistic success, and finally even his ability to protect his own daughter. teaching a class in romantic literature at a technical university in Cape Town in post-apartheid South Africa. Lurie's sexual activities are all inherently risky.Any novel set in post-apartheid South Africa is fated to be read as a political portrait, but the fascination of Disgrace is the way it both encourages and contests such a reading by holding extreme alternatives in tension. Salvation, ruin. In the new South Africa, violence is unleashed in new ways, and Lurie and his daughter become victims, yet the main character is no hero.