Waiting For The Barbarians

October 4, 2004|
Waiting For The Barbarians by J. M. Coetzee
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The modern classic from double Booker Prize winner J.M. Coetzee – soon to be a major film starring Mark Rylance, Robert Pattinson and Johnny Depp

For decades the Magistrate has run the affairs of a tiny frontier settlement, ignoring the impending war between the barbarians and the Empire, whose servant he is. But when the interrogation experts arrive, he is jolted into sympathy with the victims and into a quixotic act of rebellion which lands him in prison, branded as an enemy of the state. Waiting for the Barbarians is an allegory of oppressor and oppressed. Not just a man living through a crisis of conscience in an obscure place in remote times, the Magistrate is an analogue of all men living in complicity with regimes that ignore justice and decency.
J.M. Coetzee’s work includes Waiting for the Barbarians, Life & Times of Michael K, Boyhood, Youth, Disgrace, Summertime, The Childhood of Jesus and, most recently, The Schooldays of Jesus. He was the first author to win the Booker Prize twice and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2003.
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Title:Waiting For The Barbarians
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:176 pages, 7.8 X 5.1 X 0.45 in
Shipping dimensions:176 pages, 7.8 X 5.1 X 0.45 in
Published:October 4, 2004
Publisher:Random House UK
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780099465935

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