The History of the Siege of Lisbon

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Juni 2000



When Raimundo Silva, humble proof-reader for a Lisbon publishing house, takes it upon himself to insert a negative into the sentence of a history book, he rewrites history. The effect of this act of insubordination is to make his editor, the voluptuous Dr Maria Sara, fall in love with him.


Born in Portugal in 1922, Jose Saramago was one of the most important writers of his generation. He was in his fifties when he came to prominence as a novelist with the publication of Baltasar & Blimunda. A huge body of work followed, which included plays, poetry, short stories, non-fiction and over a dozen novels, including Blindness which was made into an acclaimed film. He has been translated into more than forty languages, and in 1998 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. He died on 18 June 2010, shortly after the Portuguese publication of Cain.


"Marvellous, seriously witty, erotic and edgily surreal" -- Lucy Hughes-Hallett Sunday Times "Saramago is one of Europe's most original and remarkable writers...his writing is imbued with the spirit of comic enquiry, meditative pessimism and a quietly transforming energy that turns the indefinite into the unforgettable" -- Richard Eder Los Angeles Times "This cryptic, ingenious novel...is never dull or humourless... No candidate for [the Nobel Prize] has a better claim to lasting recognition than this novelist who was born in 1922 but was in his mid-50s before he started to publish the fiction that has won him an international reputation" -- Edmund White New York Times "A book filled with lyrical and intellectual rewards" -- Bill Marx Boston Globe "This hypnotic tale is a great comic romp through history, language and the imagination" Publishers Weekly
EAN: 9781860467226
ISBN: 1860467229
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Vintage Publishing
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2000
Seitenanzahl: 320 Seiten
Übersetzer/Sprecher: Übersetzt von Giovanni Pontiero
Format: kartoniert
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