Waiting for the Barbarians

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For decades the Magistrate has run the affairs of a tiny frontier settlement, ignoring the impending war between the barbarians and the Empire, whose servant he is. But when the interrogation experts arrive, he is jolted into sympathy with the victims and into a quixotic act of rebellion which lands him in prison, branded as an enemy of the state. Waiting for the Barbarians is an allegory of oppressor and oppressed. Not just a man living through a crisis of conscience in an obscure place in remote times, the Magistrate is ...

Waiting for the Barbarians 2010, Penguin Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780143116929

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Waiting for the Barbarians 2004, Vintage Books

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Waiting for the Barbarians 1999, Penguin Books, New York, NY

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Waiting for the Barbarians 1997, Vintage Books USA, London

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Waiting for the Barbarians 1982, Penguin Books

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Waiting for the Barbarians 1982, Penguin Books Ltd, London

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Waiting for the Barbarians 1980, Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd, Lodnon

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