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Waiting for the Barbarians

By: Coetzee, J.M

Language: English


A modern classic by Nobel Laureate J.M. Coetzee.

For decades the Magistrate has been a loyal servant of the Empire, running the affairs of a tiny frontier settlement and ignoring the impending war with the barbarians. When interrogation experts arrive, however, he witnesses the Empire’s cruel and unjust treatment of prisoners of war. Jolted into sympathy for their victims, he commits a quixotic act of rebellion that brands him an enemy of the state.

J. M. Coetzee’s prize-winning novel is a startling allegory of the war between oppressor and oppressed. The Magistrate is not simply a man living through a crisis of conscience in an obscure place in remote times; his situation is that of all men living in unbearable complicity with regimes that ignore justice and decency.

A modern classic by Nobel Laureate J.M. Coetzee.

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Product Details
By:Coetzee, J.M
Pages: 180 pp
Publisher:Penguin Random House, NY 1980
Dimensions:14 x 20 cm
Topic:South African Literature

Waiting for the Barbarians
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