Reading Disgrace during #MeToo
Disgrace found a new relevance decades after its publication due to the #MeToo movement.
In a piece for The New Yorker, writer Jia Tolentino explored the parallels between J.M. Coetzee’s book about a professor who has an affair with a student and the case of disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.
‘Disgrace is marked…by the sustained juxtaposition of inevitability and unfathomability—it suggests that power exerted without consideration of humanity carries fearsome, unknowable, and often directly retributive costs,’ wrote Tolentino.