The Lives of Things by Jose Saramago buy used Used & Rare price $7.14 new from$28.50 shop with confidence SPECIAL SHIPPING CONSIDERATIONS FOR USED & RARE ITEMS. Please see the special considerations for shipping Used & Rare items, including extended delivery times, possible import duties & taxes. Delivered in 3-5 weeks Publisher: Verso Condition: The following ISBNs are associated with this title: ISBN - 10:1844678784 ISBN - 13:9781844678785 Seller Comments: Verso, 04/25/2012, Hardcover, Acceptable condition. Book Very Good. No dust jacket. From the Publisher 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.