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Fathers and Daughters – “Disgrace” – J.M. Coetzee

December 13th, 2011 · No Comments · African, Fiction, Literature, Love

But he is a father, that is his fate, and as a father grows older he turns more and more – it cannot be helped – toward his daughter. She becomes his second salvation, the bride of his youth reborn. No wonder, in fairy-stories, queens try to hound their daughters to their death!

He sighs, Poor Lucy! Poor Daughters! What a destiny, what a burden to bear!

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