I read Brian Worsfold's brief "Post-Apartheid Transculturalism in Sipho Sepamla's Rainbow Journey and J.M. Coetzee's Disgrace" this evening and, despite its brevity, I found the essay to be a valuable contribution to the critical discourse surrounding Coetzee's novel. Worsfold's reading is of the allegorical variety, perceiving "David Lurie's quasi-tragic fall grace [as] Coetzee's symbolization of white disempowerment in post-apartheid South Africa" (91). Although such readings are quite common, the emphasis Worsfold places on Lurie's sexuality as a symbol is much less common and well worth noting.
Since I have a string of extremely busy days coming up on the horizon, I won't post a "for tomorrow" assignment since I may not post another entry for a few days. In its stead, I will simply announce my intention to keep reading essays on or by Coetzee until I have the chance to sit down again.
Worsfold, Brian. "Post-Apartheid Transculturalism in Sipho Sepamla's Rainbow Journey and J.M. Coetzee's Disgrace." Towards a Transcultural Future: Literature and Society in a 'Post'-Colonial World. Geoffrey V. Davis, Peter H. Marsden, Benedicte Ledent, and Marc Delrez, eds. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2004. 89-94.