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Title:The History of the Siege of Lisbon
Format Type:Ebook
Author:José Saramago, Giovanni Pontiero
Publisher:Harvill Press
ISBN:1860467229
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:314
Category:Fiction, Portugal, Historical fiction, Portuguese literature

The History of the Siege of Lisbon by José Saramago, Giovanni Pontiero

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The History of the Siege of Lisbon If proofreaders were given their freedom and did not have their hands and feet tied by a mass of prohibitions more binding than the penal code they would soon transform the face of the world establish the kingdom of universal happiness giving drink to the thirsty food to the famished peace to those who live in turmoil joy to the sorrowful for they would be able to do all these things simply by changing the words The power of the word is evident in Portuguese author Jos Saramago s novel i The History of the Siege of Lisbon i His protagonist a proofreader named Raimundo Silva adds a key word to a history of Portugal and thus rewrites not only the past but also his own life p Brilliantly translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero i The History of the Siege of Lisbon i is a meditation on the differences between historiography historical fiction and stories inserted into history The novel is really two stories in one the reimagined history of the siege of Lisbon that Raimundo feels compelled to write and the story of Raimundo s life including his unexpected love affair with the editor Maria Sara In Saramago s masterful hands the strands of this complex tale weave together to create a satisfying whole p

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