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Waiting for the Barbarians

Waiting for the Barbarians

  • Title: Waiting for the Barbarians
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  • ISBN : 9780140283358
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 152 pages


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 bran 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


Author J.M Coetzee

John Maxwell Coetzee is an author and academic from South Africa He became an Australian citizen in 2006 after relocating there in 2002 A novelist and literary critic as well as a translator, Coetzee has won the Booker Prize twice and was awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature.




Waiting for the Barbarians Reviews (31)

  • It is impossible to read this and not be reminded of an almost genetically programmed inferiority complex, the burden of history only the descendants of the colonized have to bear Despite those smug pronouncements of the 21st century being an era of a fair and equitable world and the hard battles wo [..]

  • They do not care that once the ground is cleared the wind begins to eat at the soil and the desert advances Thus the expeditionary force against the barbarians prepared for its campaign, ravaging the earth, wasting our patrimony Is this my 5th one read THE quintessential Coetzee I may or not be nodd [..]

  • After the shock of the recent Paris attacks I don t know precisely why it made me recall Coetzee s Waiting for the Barbarians that I read a few years ago Yesterday it was a terrorist attack and perhaps no direct result of imperialism, but maybe the fears that the recent events provoked in me are som [..]

  • 287 Waiting For The Barbarians, J.M CoetzeeWaiting for the Barbarians is a novel by the South African born Nobel laureate J M Coetzee First published in 1980 The story is narrated in the first person by the unnamed magistrate of a small colonial town that exists as the territorial frontier of the Em [..]

  • Pain is truth Maybe, according to the obscure man in power who thinks people lie until they are broken by torture However, the truth he gets is not factual truth, but rather psychological nakedness And it is not the pain, but the fear that guides the narrative Fear of pain, fear of change, fear of t [..]

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