Editorial: Vintage Uk

Páginas: 220

Año: 2008

EAN: 9780099526834

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After years teaching Romantic poetry at the Technical University of Cape Town, David Lurie, middle-aged and twice divorced, has an impulsive affair with a student. The affair sours, he is denounced and summoned before a committee of inquiry. Willing to admit his guilt, but refusing to yield to pressure 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 the farm promise to harmonise his discordant life. But 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. By the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature and twice winner of the Booker Prize...