9780140061109

Waiting for the Barbarians

ISBN 10: 014006110X / 0-14-006110-X
ISBN 13: 9780140061109
Publisher: Viking Pr
Publication Date: 1982
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:

A magistrate in a country village protests the army's treatment of members of the barbarian tribes taken prisoner during a civil war and finds himself arrested as a traitor.


Review:

"The novel moves between claustrophobic enclosures and arid, exquisitely rendered open spaces that reveal treacherous trap-doors....The book keeps us on edge, uneasy."

Walter Clemons, Newsweek, 05/31/82

Review:

"The book makes for compelling reading, largely due to the successful use of the present tense throughout and the vivid presentation of unfolding events."

World Literature Today, Autumn 1981

 

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Book Description: Penguin Putnam Inc, United States, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1st New edition. 198 x 128 mm. Brand New Book. 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 opressor and opressed. 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. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780140061109

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