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The Lives of Things : Short Stories: Saramago, Jose/ Pontiero, Giovanni (TRN): BOOKS KINOKUNIYA
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The Lives of Things : Short Stories
The Lives of Things : Short Stories
Publisher : Verso Books
Published Date : 2012/04
Binding : Hardcover
ISBN : 9781844678785

BookWeb Price : S$ 34.08
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Language : English
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Book Description
Source: ENG
Academic Descriptors: A24245845 P24102962
Place of Publication: United States
Edition: Translation
Textual Format: Readings/Anthologies
Academic Level: Extracurricular
Geographic Designator: Western Europe
Review:
PW Annex Reviews
Kirkus Reviews 2012 March #2
Baker & Taylor Forecast - March 2012
Automatically Yours - Adult Titles 1997-98 (And Ongoing)
Booklist Reviews 2012 April #2

The Lives of Things collects Jose 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 during the harsh regime of Salazar 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 those themes that resound throughout his novels.