Inscribed by Nobel Prize-Winning author J.M. Coetzee
Commonwealth: Essays and Studies, J.M. Coetzee, Waiting For the Barbarians.
Coetzee, J.M.) Jean-Pierre Durix.$600.00
Item Number: 43010
Dijon, France: Editions Universitaires De Dijon, 1992.
First edition of this collection of essays regarding Coetzee’s Waiting For the Barbarians. Octavo, original wrappers as issued. Inscribed by the author, “To J.M. Coetzee with much admiration for his imaginative powers. Jean-Pierre Durix 25 October 1999.” In near fine condition.
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 an analogue of all men living in complicity with regimes that ignore justice and decency. "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).