Small Memories ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Margaret Jull Costa

Small Memories

Vintage Digital
Publication date: November 2009
ISBN: 9781409076582
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

Our price:
$12.99

'Let yourself be led by the child you were.' The Book of Exhortations

Born in Portugal in 1922 in the tiny village of Azinhaga, Jos� Saramago was only eighteen months old when he moved with his father and mother to live in a series of cramped lodgings in a working-class neighbourhood of Lisbon. Nevertheless, he would return to the village throughout his childhood and adolescence, its river landscape and olive groves seeping deep into his memory.

Shifting back and forth between Azinhaga and Lisbon, this touching book is a mosaic of memories, a gathering together of the fragmented recollections that make up the idea of one's youth. Lust, love, humiliation, aspiration - the raptures and miseries of childhood are beautifully captured: Saramago's grandparents bringing the weaker piglets into their bed to keep them warm; the young Jos� proudly carrying his first balloon on a string, only to be mocked by two strangers as it empties of air, the shrivelled remains dragging behind him; his first encounter with literature as he listens entranced to a friend's mother reading out weekly instalments of Maria, the Fairy of the Forest, and the seven-year-old Jos� doggedly teaching himself to read by deciphering articles in the daily newspaper brought home by his father.

Written with Saramago's characteristic wit and honesty, Small Memories traces the formation of an artist fascinated by words and stories from an early age and who emerged, against all the odds, as one of the world's most respected writers.

Please sign in to review this product.
Devices:
Small Memories ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
859 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
Other books by Margaret Jull Costa
The Fall: A father's memoir in 424 steps ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Margaret Jull Costa
The Fall: A father's memoir in 424 steps
Margaret Jull Costa & Diogo Mainardi
Other Press, October 2014
ISBN: 9781590517000
Format: ePub
List Price: $20.00 Our price: $17.99
Adultery: A novel ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Paulo Coelho
Adultery: A novel
Paulo Coelho & Margaret Jull Costa & Zoe Perry & ZoË| Perry
Knopf, August 2014
ISBN: 9781101874080
Format: ePub
List Price: $12.99 Our price: $9.99
Diary of the Fall ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Margaret Jull Costa
Diary of the Fall
Margaret Jull Costa & Michel Laub
Other Press, August 2014
ISBN: 9781590516515
Format: ePub
List Price: $15.95 Our price: $11.99
Paris ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Margaret Jull Costa
Paris
Margaret Jull Costa & Marcos Giralt Torrente
Hispabooks, July 2014
ISBN: 9788494228445
Format: ePub
List Price: $9.99 Our price: $8.99