Disgrace Essay. In Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee we are introduced to David Lurie, the protagonist and narrator of this novel. David Lurie is a 52 year old divorced man, who lives in Cape Town, South Africa, as a respected romantic poetry professor at a university. His life is full of sexual, non-committed relationships. After being accused of inappropriate behavior with a student, Lurie loses his.
Reading the Unspeakable: Rape in J. M. Coetzee's Disgrace LUCY VALERIE GRAHAM (Lincoln College, University of Oxford) Of Daphne Rooke's Mittee, J. M. Coetzee writes: 'to her credit, Rooke does not indulge in the ne plus ultra of colonial horror fantasies, the rape of a white woman'.1 Since he is evidently.