The Lives of Things ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Giovanni Pontiero

The Lives of Things

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Publication date: April 2012
ISBN: 9781844679089
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A surreal short story collection from the master of what-ifs.

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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