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Waiting for the Barbarians

Coetzee, J.M.

Editore: Penguin, Middlesex, 1982
ISBN 10: 014006110X / ISBN 13: 9780140061109
Usato / Soft cover / Quantità: 1
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Titolo: Waiting for the Barbarians

Casa editrice: Penguin, Middlesex

Data di pubblicazione: 1982

Legatura: Soft cover

Condizione libro: Near Fine

Edizione: 1st Edition


1st UK and true 1st. A very nice, bright copy in wraps, as issued, with very slight edge wear, protected by heavy-duty mylar jacket. Codice inventario libreria 000076

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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.

Dal risvolto interno: 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 with the victims and into a quixotic act of rebellion which lands him in prison, branded as an enemy of the state. Waiting for the Barbarians is an allegory of oppressor and oppressed. Not just a man living through a crisis of conscience in an obscure place in remote times, the Magistrate is an analogue of all men living in complicity with regimes that ignore justice and decency.

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