Waiting for the Barbarians

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group Release date: 2017-01-03

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A modern classic by Nobel Laureate J.M. Coetzee.His latest novel,The Schooldays of Jesus, is now available from Viking.Late Essays: 2006-2016will be available January 2018.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.Mark Rylance (Wolf Hall,Bridge of Spies), Ciro Guerra and producer Michael Fitzgerald are teaming up to to bring J.M. Coetzee'sWaiting for the Barbariansto the big screen.

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Genre: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Collection: Penguin Books

Type: EPub

Pages: 192

ISBN: 9781524705473

Additional Information

Genre: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Collection: Penguin Books

Type: EPub

Pages: 192

ISBN: 9781524705473

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