[PW] J. M. Coetzee Quote (Quotation Query #743)

Burton, Donna burtond at union.edu
Thu May 5 12:13:33 PDT 2016


It's exactly as you quoted it, punctuation included, with one exception.
There is the word "on" between presses and along.

It appears at the very end of the book in chapter VI.

Trust this helps. Let me know if you need anything further.

Donna Burton
Reference Librarian
Schaffer Library
burtond at union.edu
Union College
Schenectady, NY 12308

On Thu, May 5, 2016 at 2:06 PM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu> wrote:

> Thanks, Donna!
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> Fred
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> We own this book Fred but I'm tied up in meetings this morning. If no one
> else comes through in the meantime, I'll check it out for you this
> afternoon.
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> Donna Burton
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> On Wed, May 4, 2016 at 5:00 PM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu>
> wrote:
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> >
> > Does anyone have ready access to the first edition (1980) of J. M.
> > Coetzee's book, Waiting for the Barbarians?  If so, I would be grateful
> for
> > verification of the last lines of the book, which I believe are "This is
> > not the scene I dreamed of.  Like much else nowadays I leave it feeling
> > stupid, like a man who lost his way long ago but presses along a road
> that
> > may lead nowhere."  I need to verify the exact wording and punctuation
> and
> > what is the number of the chapter in which it appears.
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