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This paper explores J.M. Coetzee's view of a changing South Africa as seen through his novel "Disgrace." The paper discusses Coetzee's position as a white liberal in South Africa and shows how his views are reflected in the experiences of David Lurie, the novel's protagonist. The reviewer sees Coetzee and Lurie as experiencing a conflict regarding the post apartheid social and political climate. According to the paper, this results in cynicism and pessimism. The paper also points out that few Black characters appeared in the novel, and that these characters were described in a negative light. The reviewer saw this also as a reflection of Coetzee's ambivalence about the new South Africa.
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"Disgrace"--A Review (2007, July 08) Retrieved September 18, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/disgrace-a-review-96425/
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