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.
John Maxwell Coetzee is an author and academic from South Africa He is now an Australian citizen and lives in South Australia A novelist and literary critic as well as a translator, Coetzee has won the Booker Prize twice and was awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature.
- 152 pages
- Waiting for the Barbarians
- J.M. Coetzee
- 24 April 2018 J.M. Coetzee