"The question is not, How can we keep the imagination pure, protected from the onslaughts of reality? The question has to be, Can we find a way for the two to coexist?".
After years teaching Romantic poetry at the Technical University of Cape Town, David Laurie, middle-aged and twice divorced, has an impulsive affair with a student.
he is denounced and willing to admit his guilty, but refusing to repent publicly, he resigns and retreats to his daughter Lucy's isolated smallholding.
For a time, his daughter's influence and the natural rhythms of a farm promise to harmonise his discordant life. The balance of power in the country is shifting. He and Lucy become victims of a savage and disturbing attack which brings into relief all the faultlines in their relationship.
mi è piaciuto soprattutto lo stile scarno, asciutto. Le tematiche affrontate : sesso ,amore, razzismo, rapporto padre_figlia,violenza, stupro, aborto, vita in Sudafrica dopo l'apartheid sono troppe per essere approfondite . Inoltre apparentemente non è espresso il punto di vista del protagonista, ma piuttosto un senso di smarrimento e una difficile, se non impossibile conversione a un altro modo di essere e pensare...Continua
This book is far too immense to analyse. The spectrum of issues Coetzee intended to discuss or insinuate is much more than I could comprehend. Even the scholars are playing guess game in their papers. But at least, it provokes me to learn more about the relevant news. Say, Apartheid, for example....Continua