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Waiting for the barbarians

Author: J M Coetzee
Publisher: London : Secker & Warburg, 1980.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Allegories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Coetzee, J.M., 1940-
Waiting for the barbarians.
London : Secker & Warburg, 1980
(OCoLC)557633312
Online version:
Coetzee, J.M., 1940-
Waiting for the barbarians.
London : Secker & Warburg, 1980
(OCoLC)606127868
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J M Coetzee
ISBN: 0436102951 9780436102950
OCLC Number: 7742021
Awards: Winner of Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize 1981.
Winner of James Tait Black Memorial Book Prize: Fiction 1980.
Description: 165 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: J.M. Coetzee.

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A novel in which, for decades, the Magistrate has run the affairs of a tiny frontier settlement, ignoring the impending war between the barbarians and the Empire, but a quixotic act of rebellion  Read more...

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