Pereira Declares: A Testimony
"One of the most intriguing and appealing character studies in recent European fiction, and easily the best work of Tabucchi's to have appeared in English translation."—Kirkus ReviewsDr. Pereira is an aging, overweight journalist who has failed to notice the menacing cloud of fascism over... show more
"One of the most intriguing and appealing character studies in recent European fiction, and easily the best work of Tabucchi's to have appeared in English translation."—Kirkus ReviewsDr. Pereira is an aging, overweight journalist who has failed to notice the menacing cloud of fascism over Salazarist Portugal, until one day he meets an aspiring young writer and anti-fascist. Breaking out of his apolitical torpor, Pereira reluctantly rises to heroism.
Publish date: June 17th 1997
Publisher: New Directions
Pages no: 136
Edition language: English
“[…] but I feel I must tell you that originally, we were Lusitanians, and then came the Romans and the Celts, and then came the Arabs, so what sort of race are we Portuguese in a position to celebrate? The Portuguese Race, replied the editor-in-chief, and I am sorry to say Pereira, that I don’t like...
I don’t know what it is about Tabucchi, but no other man writer has ever cast such a spell on me.His books are like air – light yet essential to life, and with many layers of varying density, textures and altitudes. He transports me not just mentally, but in a way also physically, to magical worlds....
You hear a beautiful piece of music and every time you close your eyes to enjoy it, an annoying child blows his toy trumpet in your ear. The toy trumpet being the words ¨Pereira maintains¨. Either the translator failed when converting it into English or the tone of this book is not culturally tran...
http://msarki.tumblr.com/post/80156378904/pereira-declares-by-antonio-tabucchiMy adventure in reading this novel Pereira Declares can be summed up by the word enjoyable. Antonio Tabucchi clearly bought me out completely. I loved every word of this translation. Though I am not, for the most part, ...
bookshelves: books-with-a-passport, translation, philosophy, published-1994, spring-2011, period-piece, catholic, shortstory-shortstories-novellas Recommended to ☯Bettie☯ by: Pressie from Carey - thankee xx Read from March 11 to 12, 2011 pereira maintains he met him one summer's day.After just...