Waiting For The Barbarians by J. M. Coetzee

Waiting For The Barbarians

byJ. M. Coetzee

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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 for the victims, and into a quixotic act of rebellion which lands him in prison.

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J. M. COETZEE’s work includes Waiting for the Barbarians, Life & Times of Michael K, Boyhood, Youth, Disgrace, Summertime and The Childhood of Jesus. He was the first author to win the Booker Prize twice and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003.

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Title:Waiting For The BarbariansFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 7.75 × 5.06 × 0.44 inPublished:October 4, 2004Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0099465930

ISBN - 13:9780099465935

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"I have known few authors who can evoke such a wilderness in the heart of man. He is an artist of a weight and depth that put him beyond ordinary comparisons...Coetzee knows the elusive terror of Kafka." -- Sunday Times