If you haven’t read Disgrace, it’s high time you did

The Age draws parallels between Nobel Laureate J.M. Coetzee’s Disgrace and Naomi Wolf’s sexual harrassment allegations against her former professor, Harold Bloom:

Whatever the truth or otherwise of Wolf’s specific allegation, it does serve to highlight a source of conflict well within the realm of possibility in both fact and fiction. Readers of J.M. Coetzee’s novel Disgrace might well see a parallel between the Wolf-Bloom contretemps and the fictional relationship between a lecherous lecturer who works at a provincial South African campus and a female undergraduate student in one of his classes.

(Via The Very Elegant Variation.)


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