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Waiting for the Barbarians: A Novel by [J. M. Coetzee]
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Waiting for the Barbarians: A Novel Kindle Edition

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Length: 162 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Age Level: 18 - 99 Grade Level: 12 and up
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Praise for Waiting for the Barbarians:

“J.M. Coetzee’s vison goes to the nerve-center of being. What he finds there is more than most people will ever know about themselves, and he conveys it with a brilliant writer’s mastery of tension and elegance.” —Nadine Gordimer
 
“A remarkable and original book.” —Graham Greene
 
“Coetzee, with laconic brilliance, articulates one of the basic problems of our time—how to understand the mentality behind brutality and injustice.” —Anthony Burgess, New York

“A real literary event.” —Irving Howe, The New York Times Book Review

“I have known few authors who can evoke such a wilderness in the heart of a man . . . Coetzee knows the elusive terror of Kafka.” —Bernard Levin, The Sunday Times (London)

From the Back Cover

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. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • File Size : 1965 KB
  • Publisher : Penguin Books; Revised ed. Edition (January 3, 2017)
  • Print Length : 162 pages
  • Language: : English
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • ASIN : B01M9ICTC0
  • Publication Date : January 3, 2017
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Lending : Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 354 ratings