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'The remarkable parallels between J. M. Coetzee's Disgrace (1999) and Philip Roth's The Human Stain (2000) raise numerous considerations. Why does each author launch his novel with a college crucible? How is the sudden transformation of a respected professor representative of Western civilization at the end of the twentieth century? This essay approaches such questions by examining specific instances of their shared resemblance.' (Publication abstract)


  • Epigraph:

    Veri juris. We no longer have any. If we did, we would not

    hold it as a rule of justice to follow the customs of the

    country. That is why, unable to find justice, we found


    —Pascal, Pensées

    “How can any person in general be guilty? We are all

    humans here, each as much as the other.”

    —Joseph K. in The Trial, Franz Kafka

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    y Philip Roth Studies vol. 1 no. 1 Spring 2005 7944756 2005 periodical issue 2005 pg. 82-92
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