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Waiting for the Barbarians

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A modern classic, this early novel by Nobel Laureate J. M. Coetzee centers on the crisis of conscience and morality of the Magistrate-a loyal servant of the Empire working in a tiny frontier town, doing his best to ignore an inevitable war with the "barbarians."

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

J.M. Coetzee is the author of numerous works, including Disgrace, Slow Man, and Diary of a Bad Year. He is the recipient of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature and a two-time Man Booker Prize winner

Chris Conn was born in Hollywood, California in 1970 and was a celebrated tattoo artist for sixteen years. He is now a successful illustrator and painter based out of San Francisco.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143116929
Author:
Coetzee, J M
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Illustrator:
Conn, Chris
Illustrator:
Askew, C. C.
Author:
Coetzee, J. M.
Author:
Askew, C. C.
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Allegories
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Ink
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.64x5.28x.53 in. .41 lbs.
Age Level:
17-17

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