Waiting for the Barbarians

Waiting for the Barbarians

A Novel (Penguin Ink)


Jacket Illustrator: C. C. Askew

Format
Paperback
Price
$16.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143116929
  • 192 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

A modern classic, this early novel by Nobel Laureate J. M. Coetzee centers on the crisis of conscience and morality 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.”

Waiting for the Barbarians

Waiting for the Barbarians

J. M. Coetzee, Jacket Illustrator: C. C. Askew

Awards

Nobel Prize for Literature – Winner

Praise

“A real literary event” —Irving Howe, The New York Times Book Review (front-page review)

“I have known few authors who can evoke such a wilderness in the heart of a man…. Mr. Coetzee knows the elusive terror of Kafka.” —Bernard Levin, The Sunday Times (London)

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