The Lives of Things

Product Number: EB00177142
Released: Jan 14, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781844679089
Publisher: Verso
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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 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.

Author(s): Jose Saramago
Original Publish Date: Apr 25, 2012

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