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Waiting for the Barbarians


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Four modern classics by the great South African writer, J. M. Coetzee, re-released with stylish new covers and accompanied by introductions from some of Australia's brightest writing talents.

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J. M. Coetzee was the first author to win the Booker Prize twice and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003. His work includes Waiting for the Barbarians, Life and Times of Michael K, The Master of Petersburg,Disgrace and Diary of a Bad Year. He lives in Adelaide.


'A real literary event.' * New York Times Book 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.' * Sunday Times (London) *
'A power of historical immediacy gives this novel its thrust, its larger and, if you wish, universal value.' * New York Times Books of the Century *

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