Going to the Dogs in Disgrace

@article{Dekoven2009GoingTT,
  title={Going to the Dogs in Disgrace},
  author={Marianne Dekoven},
  journal={ELH},
  year={2009},
  volume={76},
  pages={847 - 875}
}
When read as a coherent narrative of personal salvation, rather than as a characteristically undecidable, ethically ambiguous post modern novel, J. M. Coetzee's Disgrace clarifies into an argument for the necessary co-presence of middle-aged women and nonhuman animals, in the context of the tectonic shifts in the structures of racist colonialism, as possible agents or at least figures of positive change.1 David Lurie's salvation narrative locates the possibility of hope in the alliance of… Expand
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