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Waiting for the Barbarians by J. M. Coetzee

March 8, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

**This Great Books class will be held virtually over Zoom**

featuring Lauren Jarvis, Assistant Professor of History


A modern classic by Nobel Laureate J. M. Coetzee

—Waiting for the Barbarians, J. M. Coetzee’s third novel, which won the James Tate Black Memorial Prize, is an allegory of the war between oppressor and oppressed. Penguin Books

—”J.M. Coetzee’s vison goes to the nerve-center of being. What he finds there is more than most people will ever know about themselves, and he conveys it with a brilliant writer’s mastery of tension and elegance.” Nadine Gordimer, Nobel Prize-winner

“Coetzee, with laconic brilliance, articulates one of the basic problems of our time—how to understand the mentality behind brutality and injustice.” Anthony Burgess, New York

A real literary event. —The 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.” Bernard Levin, The Sunday Times (London)


Meeting Date: Tuesdays, March 8 and 15

Cost: $35, includes a copy of the book shipped to your home

Register online or call 919.962.1544


March 8, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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