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1997 Shortlist

Declares Pereira (Pereira Maintains)

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ABOUT
THE BOOK

Salazar’s fascist Portugal in 1938 is part of the menacing cloud that hangs over Europe and Dr. Pereira is an aging, overweight, lonely, mostly retired journalist who doesn’t want to think about it. He escapes facing the ominous times by translating nineteenth-century French stories for the weekly Culture Page he edits for a Lisbon newspaper. He dwells on the past and over-indulges in heavily-sugared glasses of lemonade and omelettes aux fines herbes. “Are you living in another world, and you working for a newspaper?” his exasperated friend Father Antonio asks him. “Look here Pereira, for goodness sake go and find out what’s happening around you.”

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Antonio
Tabucchi

Antonio Tabucchi was born in Pisa, Italy in 1943. His critically acclaimed novels and short story collections include Little Misunderstandings of No ImportanceRequiem: A Hallucination and Pereira Maintains, which won the Premio Campiello, Premio Viareggio and the Aristeion Prize amongst others. Tabucchi was professor at the University of Siena, and also taught at Bard College in New York, the Ecole de Hautes Etudes and the Collège de France in Paris. He died in Lisbon, his adopted home, in 2012. (From Penguin.co.uk)

Antonio Tabucchi was born in Pisa, Italy in 1943. His critically acclaimed novels and short story collections include Little Misunderstandings of No ImportanceRequiem: A Hallucination and Pereira Maintains, which won the Premio Campiello, Premio Viareggio and the Aristeion Prize amongst others. Tabucchi was professor at the University of Siena, and also taught at Bard College in New York, the Ecole de Hautes Etudes and the Collège de France in Paris. He died in Lisbon, his adopted home, in 2012. (From Penguin.co.uk)

ABOUT
THE TRANSLATOR Patrick
Creagh

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
08/11/1996
Country
Italy
Original Language
Italian
Publisher
Harvill Panther S.
Translator
Patrick Creagh

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