Disgrace | Study Guide

J.M. Coetzee

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Overview

Author

J.M. Coetzee

Year Published

1999

Type

Novel

Genre

Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

Disgrace uses the technique of free, indirect discourse in which the narrator reveals the protagonist David Lurie's thoughts and interior perspectives while in the third person.

Tense

Disgrace is narrated in the present tense, highlighting the sense of unresolved tension that characterizes the novel's setting and subject matter.

About the Title

Protagonist and professor David Lurie enters into a state of social and spiritual disgrace as a consequence of his affair with one of his students.

Summary

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