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The Resource Waiting for the barbarians, J.M. Coetzee

Waiting for the barbarians, J.M. Coetzee

Label
Waiting for the barbarians
Title
Waiting for the barbarians
Statement of responsibility
J.M. Coetzee
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. -- from http://www.powells.com (August 28, 2014)
Awards note
Winner of the Nobel Prize in literature.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Coetzee, J. M.
Dewey number
823
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9369.3.C58
LC item number
W3 1982
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Colonial administrators
  • Africa
Label
Waiting for the barbarians, J.M. Coetzee
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
156 p.
Isbn
9780143116929
Isbn Type
(trade pbk.)
Lccn
81-19188
System control number
  • (OCoLC)7946942
  • (OCoLC)ocn457151470
Label
Waiting for the barbarians, J.M. Coetzee
Publication
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
156 p.
Isbn
9780143116929
Isbn Type
(trade pbk.)
Lccn
81-19188
System control number
  • (OCoLC)7946942
  • (OCoLC)ocn457151470

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