Waiting for the Barbarians
These deluxe editions are packaged with French flaps, acid-free paper, and rough front. "A real literary event."--The New York Times Book Review"A story of profound beauty, clarity and eloquence, which even at its most melodramatic holds to a biblical nobility."--Chicago Tribune Book WorldOther... show more
These deluxe editions are packaged with French flaps, acid-free paper, and rough front. "A real literary event."--The New York Times Book Review"A story of profound beauty, clarity and eloquence, which even at its most melodramatic holds to a biblical nobility."--Chicago Tribune Book WorldOther Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century:The Grapes of Wrath by John SteinbeckHeart of Darkness by Joseph ConradLove in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia MarquezThe Adventures of Augie March by Saul BellowThe Age of Innocence by Edith WhartonA Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James JoyceSwann's Way by Marcel ProustMy Antonia by Willa CatherOn the Road by Jack KerouacWhite Noise by Don DeLillo
Publish date: October 1st 1999
Pages no: 152
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, 20th Century
, Nobel Prize
, African Literature
This was my third book by J.M. Coetzee and it was the best of the three I have read. This book looks at a magistrate for the British Empire living in a frontier settlement of an African nation. The book examines his anti-colonialist views at the end of a long life and career, and it also has a dee...
This is my second book by Coetzee after reading Disgrace. It is very different from Disgrace being a sort of Kafkaesque parable. It is about a magistrate that administers a sleepy backwater for the Empire. There are Barbarians outside the gates. The Magistrate eventually comes to sympathize with...
This is one of those short books that impacts you sometimes like a punch in the gut, and sometimes with a far more quiet, lingering power. Beautifully written in a spare, but often lyrical, style and intimate first-person voice, it has the quality of a fairytale or allegory. Narrated by a man we kno...
This is a fable that takes place in an unnamed border town between an imaginary Empire and its wild frontier. The town's aging Magistrate undergoes a trial of values and conscience as his peaceful routine is shattered by the Empire's declaration of war against nomadic tribes living outside its juris...
Ein gute Geschichte über Krieg, Politik, Folter und Erniedrigung und die Folgen daraus für Täter und Opfer und vor allem für die Zivilbevölkerung einer Stadt irgendwo an einer Grenze in einem fiktiven Land.Leider sprang bei mir der Funke nicht über und ich hab mich lange gefragt, warum das so ist. W...