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DISGRACE J. M.

Coetzee
Foreign Phrases
luxe et volumpt [1]
[painting] Luxe, Calme et fr. luxury and pleasure. May refer to Henri Matisses

Volumpt or to Baudelaire`s [poem] Linvitation au Voyage,


from which Matisse`s title originates.

la donna mobile [3]


libretti of Verdis [opera]

it. the woman is fickle. Presumably taken the

Rigoletto from the Duke of Mantua`s cazone. The irony of


the cazone is that the duke himself is mobile and is a callous playboy.

nom de commerce [8] coup de main [31]


mean, An offensive operation that

fr. trade name. fr. blow with the hand (lit.), a military term taken to capitalizes on surprise and simultaneous execution of supporting operations to achieve success in one swift stroke used hyperbolically/metaphorically in Disgrace

jaccuse [40]
mile Zola in which he

fr. I accuse. Either referring to an open letter written by accused the government of anti-Semitism, or to the phrase

that developed from this.

Schadenfreude[41]
others.

grm.(loanword), Pleasure derived from the pain of

sotto voce [56] boerevrou


[60]

it. With a quiet voice. Also musical term. afrk. Famers wife connotations of simplistic,

Afrikaner values.

quest devenu ce front


hair, arched eye-brows?. This line

fr. what has become of that smooth forehead, fair comes from Franois Villion`s Les Regrets de la bella Helmet-Maker`s Wife). Villion was sentenced to banishment

poli, ces cheveux blonds, Heaulmire (The Regrets of the scourcils vots? [65]
for his crimes in his life.

tessitura [81] basta [89] coup de grce [95]


one`s suffering.

it. (musical) a musical range. Used non-literally in Disgrace. it. thats enough! fr. A death blow usually delivered mercifully to end

chuchotantes [101]
murmuring.

fr. (feminine plural form/non-standard) whisperings,

Lndliche [113] non sequitur [114]


premises.

grm. Rural, pastoral. lat. A conclusion that does not follow from its

eingewurzelt [117] regina et imperatrix [135]


Victoria, and printed on coins and

grm. Firmly fixed, deep rooted, deep seated. lat. Queen and Emperor. Associated with Queen medals awarded to Boer War veterans.

lsung [142, 218] lsen [142] harijan [146]

grm. solution. Used to refer to euthanasia. grm. solve. Sanskrit. Child of God

sunt lacrimae rerum, et mentem


touch the mind

lat. there are tears for things and mortal things

mortilia tangent [162] aliter [179] relique [181] contadina [181] secca [183]
? lat. every nation, whatever it is, wishes to ? grm. relic, remnant it. peasant girl/woman

omnis gens quaecumque se in


perfect itself in itself

se perficere vult [194] Vedi lanime di color cui vines lira [208]
has defeated. it. Now see the souls of those whom anger

Du must dein Leben ndern [209] grm. you must change your life Che vuol dir, che vuol dir questa solitudine immense? Che sono? [213] solitudine immerse [213] das ewig Weibliche [218]
?

it. solitude immersed??? grm. the eternal feminine draws us upward

Stylistic Index
foreshadowing intertextuality (Aphrodite)
A B

9; 88?; 194, 199 (seed); 1A; 2 (Sophocles, Oedipus the King)B; 2 (St Benedict); 3C;25

See foreign phrases, luxe et volumt See death

5, 150 (Gustave Flambert, Madame Bovary)D;9 (Origen AdimantiusE) 16 (Shakespeare, Sonnet 1); 19 (George GroszF); 24 (The Marx Brothers); 31 (James Hilton,

Goodbye Professor Chips);


42 (Baudelaire); 49 (Migual de Cervantes Don Quiote)G; 65H; 66 (Mao); 69 (William Blake, Marriage of Heaven and Hell); 76, 114 (Charles DickensThe Mystery of Edwin Drood); 83 (Lethe, Greek Myth); 84 (Saint Hubert); 90 (Ivan Pavlov); 109 (Seven Old Ladies, nursery rhyme); 113 (Ten Plagues of Egypt/Angel of Death); 95, 121 (Conrad, Heart of

Darkness ???); 121 (Benin Masks & Eqyptian Myth);


107, 124 (Descartes); 128 (various artists); 130 (solipsism); 150 (Romeo); 160 (The Rape of the Sabine Woman); 162 (Virgil, Aeneid)I; 169 (Genesis); 190 (Greek myth); 199 (Freud); 209 (Dante, InferoJ); 209 (Rainer WIlke, Archaischer

Torso Apollos);
218 (Goethe, Faust)K; 190 (W.B. Yeats, Sailing to Byzantium); 192 (William Langland, Piers Plowman); 218 (Victor Hugo); 218 (John Singer Sargent/ Piere Bonhard)

Byron

4; 15; 31 34; 77L; 87; 160

Eros
Wordsworth
lexical/semantic

4; 6; 52; 89
4; 13; 21 - 23(see senses); 46; (116); 178; 218; 6; 7; 10; 12; 95 (incongruent foreign phrase); 104 (rape); 160 (cf. 158) (knife metaphor);

110 (silence metaphor); 117; 159;

See foreign phrases, la donna mobile Emma Bovary, the main character of Flambert`s novel, meets her lover, Leon, on Thursdays, as does David Lurie with Soraya. E Theologian/philosopher, see castration 66. F German Expressionist, known for his caricatures, satirizing the German nation. G Cf. 22, Wordsworth, imagination; 140; Lurie`s dream 121, 159; 160; 171; (175); 219; (Also, notice that Lurie`s summations about Melanie occur in his imagination 39 40;69. The same is true of Lurie`s suspicions of Petrus, (114), 116 118, 133, 216) H See foreign phrases, quest devenenu ce front poli... I See foreign phrases, stunt ... tangunt J See foreign phrases, vedi ... lira K See foreign phrases, das ewig Weibliche L Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know was a phrase used by Lady Caroline Lamb to describe Lord Byron
D

swearing title

5; 20; 140; 45; 85; 109; 115; 143; 172 (cf. 209, 205); 215 5; 18; 66; (78); 91 (alliteration); 116 (rhyme); (164); 108; 109; 114; 136;168; 202 (negative); 21; 71; 97; (107); 166; (183); 194?; 220

phonetic/phonological syntactic

repetition/parallelism 5 7 (bliss); 13; 25; 55, 19, 25 (avert);

perfective motifM

Thematic Index
abortion Animals/humans beauty burn/fire dogs 90; (92 - 93); 95; 97; 110; (113); (142); (159); 178; 205; 214 - 215 death emasculation euthanasia gender roles history 9; 84; 143; 186 (see Brydon project); 189 4; 7; 8; 20; 44 ; 190 9; 66; 83; 90; 142 143; 218 - 220 14; 43; 52; 69; 98; 104; 111; 115; 141; 158; 160; 4; 61; (62); 77; 112; 116; 133; 167; 175; 181; 186; 217 (Future); see 3 4; 16; 21; 22; (24); (75); 91; 95; (101?); (114); 117 118; motif 198 - 199 74; 79; 126, 127, 143, 144 - 147 (lurie); 131; see dogs 12; 16N; 78; 163; 168; 169; 218; 71; 97; 166; 171; 191; 195; 220 (60 - 62); 64, 129O (Pretrus); (67 - 68); (78); (80 - 82) ; (85); (88); 89

Byron project
language/communication (119); 129; 135; 137; (145); 159 160; 179; (180); 188 (silence);

omitted speech
love 216; 219 Lurie/static memory 192 morality music

6; 16; 26; 34; 37; 89; 110; 115; 119; 177; 179; 2; 4; 13; 22; 44 (inamoratas); 45; 76; 101; 113; (180); (182); (185); 66; 70; 72; 77; 120; 172; 216 23; 65; 89; 109; 141 (trauma); 156; 160; 164; (168); 187; 191 1; 89; 90; 208 4; 5; 12; 15; 18; 63; 156; (176); 183 185;

M N

Cf. 94 the past Cf. 123 (sheep) O Cf. 146

Byron project
215

4; 62 63; 121 122; 141 142; (146); 162; 180 186; 213 3P; 4; 4; 109; 171; 1; 2; 23; 27; 29; 59; 183; 191; 207; 213 23; 77Q; 85; 110; 112; 116 117R; (124); (191); 201 202; (3); 32 33; 91; 1; 7; 9; 19; 25; 29; 149 150; (162); 185 186; 194 1; 2 3; 5 6; 29; (76); 86; (89);104S; 148; 158 160 (rape 79; 107 (Cartesian Dualism?); 161; 219 see intertextuality, 88; 95; 157; 186; 199; 212; 213

opera song
nudity S.A. socio-political religion sex sexuality confession); 164; 187; soul

207; 217 ; see foreign phrases, Omnis... vult senses (Wordsworth) 22; 24; 27;

Descartes
Three (number)

Character List Major Characters David Lurie Melanie Isaacs Lucy Petrus Soraya Rosalind Bill Shaw Bev Shaw Semi-Major Minor Characters Dawn [9] Pauline [34] Aram Hakim [40] Elaine Winter [40] Forodia Rassool [40] Manas Mathabane [47] Ettinger [100] Katy (The Dog) Evlina [161]

See foreign phrases, la donna mobile http://www.bookdrum.com/books/disgrace/9780099289524/bookmarks-76-100.html?bookId=104966, regarding land ownership. R Reference to Truth and Reconciliation Coucil? Cf. 118 S Notice, this is the first time it is explicitly stated that Lucy is a lesbian. Cf. 60 & 76
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