Waiting for the Barbarians

Waiting for the Barbarians
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Waiting for the Barbarians
J. M. Coetzee
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Waiting for the Barbarians

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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 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.

Product Information
ISBN13 (SKU)
9780099465935
Title
Waiting for the Barbarians
Author
J. M. Coetzee
Edition
1st
Publisher
Vintage
Publication Date
2004
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Format Type
Physical
Number of Pages
176
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