The Tale of the Unknown Island
A man went to knock at the king's door and said, Give me a boat. The king's house had many other doors, but this was the door for petitions. Since the king spent all his time sitting at the door for favors (favors being offered to the king, you understand), whenever he heard someone knocking at... show more
A man went to knock at the king's door and said, Give me a boat. The king's house had many other doors, but this was the door for petitions. Since the king spent all his time sitting at the door for favors (favors being offered to the king, you understand), whenever he heard someone knocking at the door for petitions, he would pretend not to hear . . ." Why the petitioner required a boat, where he was bound for, and who volunteered to crew for him, the reader will discover in this delightful fable, a philosophic love story worthy of Swift or Voltaire.
Publish date: October 5th 2000
Publisher: Mariner Books
Pages no: 64
Edition language: English
“A MAN WENT TO KNOCK AT THE KING’S DOOR AND said, Give me a boat."In “The Tale of the Unknown Island” by José SaramagoI love the way Saramago builds this parable by using the Portuguese King D. João II and Columbus. He went to Lisbon in 1476 and remained here for several years, seeking the support o...
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Para Saramago até que está muito interessante este livro. Nunca fui nem nunca serei um aficionado por ele. Não gosto como ele escreve, o que ele pretende transmitir aficionado(sinceramente irrita-me que queira transparecer em todas as histórias algo comunista ou algo politico).Mas esta história, emb...
So many things said in such a little book.