Waiting for the Barbarians
ISBN10: 1613834691 ISBN13: 9781613834695 Publisher: Perfection Learning Published: Jun 29 2010 Pages: 180 Language: English
A modern classic by Nobel Laureate J.M. Coetzee
Waiting for the Barbarians centers on the crisis of the conscience of the Magistrate a loyal servant of the Empire working in a tiny frontier town, doing his best to ignore an inevitable war with the "barbarians." After he witnesses the cruel and unjust treatment of prisoners of war, he reconsiders his role in the regime and carries out a quixotic act of rebellion.
"The Good Story"by J.M. Coetzee and Arabella Kurtz is coming from Viking Books onSeptember 29, 2015"