The Lives of Things

by Giovanni Pontiero, Jose Saramago

Verso Books | April 25, 2012 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

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The Lives of Things collects José Saramago’s early experiments with the short story form, attesting to the young novelist’s imaginative power and incomparable skill in elaborating the most extravagant fantasies. Combining bitter satire, outrageous parody and Kafkaesque hallucinations, these stories explore the horror and repression that paralyzed Portugal under the Salazar regime and pay tribute to human resilience in the face of injustice and institutionalized tyranny.

Beautifully written and deeply unsettling, The Lives of Things illuminates the development of Saramago’s prose and records the genesis of themes that resound throughout his novels.

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Published: April 25, 2012

Publisher: Verso Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 184467908X

ISBN - 13: 9781844679089

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The Lives of Things

by Giovanni Pontiero, Jose Saramago

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: April 25, 2012

Publisher: Verso Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 184467908X

ISBN - 13: 9781844679089

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The Lives of Things collects José Saramago’s early experiments with the short story form, attesting to the young novelist’s imaginative power and incomparable skill in elaborating the most extravagant fantasies. Combining bitter satire, outrageous parody and Kafkaesque hallucinations, these stories explore the horror and repression that paralyzed Portugal under the Salazar regime and pay tribute to human resilience in the face of injustice and institutionalized tyranny.

Beautifully written and deeply unsettling, The Lives of Things illuminates the development of Saramago’s prose and records the genesis of themes that resound throughout his novels.
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