Michael Arditti is absorbed by an intellectual thriller Pereira Maintains. Antonio Tabucchi’s novel of a quiet Lisbon man’s political awakening amid the rise of fascism in Europe was first published in Italy in and. The official site of Jeanette Winterson. Page about Antonio Tabucchi – Pereira Maintains.

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Any steps taken into the present is met with the blinding light of the sun, the exhaustive heat sweltering sweat from his obese body.

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It lay elegantly on the sheets beside me. A book so well worth my time to read, and with momentous flavors I still am savoring. He lives comfortably, a widower who enjoys literature and eating well. After he witnesses the lengths to which the secret maintainss will go in its attack on Rossi, Pereira undertakes an act of subversion of which neither he nor the atbucchi believed him capable.

Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Written in a deceptively simple style, writer Antonio Tabucchi manages to successfully combine Catholic guilt, spirituality, philosophy, politics, Portugese history, love, memory and death in a quirky, sometimes humourous and classically European novel.

Pereira Declares (Declares Pereira; Pereira Maintains) – Antonio Tabucchi

The strained potion we receive is diluted, possibly inflated, conjoined, distorted and distended. We move at his pace and we react as he does to each new addition to his life: I felt happy that Maontains I am 46 years old.


GdL Narrativa Novembre I will finish with this: Pereira hires Rossi to write obituaries, and pays him out of his own pocket, even though the work is unpublishable. I look forward to reading taucchi one as soon as I can, and am delighted to know that some publishers are putting out previously published works in new hardcover editions.

Pereira contacts the young author and offers him a job to “write advance obituaries on the great writers of our times”, so that material would be on hand if and when these people maintalns died.

Pereira Maintains by Antonio Tabucchi, tr by Patrick Creagh: review

Pereira’s the authorities catch up with him before he has time to flee. This is a conversation novel with characters on the outside, but the form of writing allows the feel of a long internal dialogue with oneself.

Pereira Maintains is a remarkable novel for what it manages to accomplish in relatively few pages. It is a novel that is a long conversation — with itself and with other novels too. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Read more Read less.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The New York Times. Pereira Maintains ; tr. This is not a thriller though. While Pereira is maintaining, Tabucchi is exploring. This is the tension, the taught wire the reader is asked to cross with no net beneath. The title refers to a recurring feature of the book: Fechei o livro com um enorme sorriso, um cisco no olho e a vontade de soltar um “YES!!!


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See 1 question about Sostiene Pereira…. This is a situation in which it is impossible to remain neutral. When I looked at it again, months later, I did so as an apprentice. But then later on I realized that the author was demonstrating Pereira’s mindstate before the appearance of the politically minded Rossi and Marta. Maintainns the US, the title is Pereira Declares: We are unsettled and given more to do.

In general, the process of his gradual political awakening seemed lightly handled and experienced as a corresponding perfira progressive sense of textual lucidity. The later, of course, is inherently social and dependent upon other human beings. Like in The Requiemthe previous story by Tabucchi I’ve read, we tabycchi in scorching Lisbon again where a chubby, mid-aged journalist named Pereira, every day talking with a photograph of his deceased wife, thinks about death, soul and resurrection of the body.

It seems to me that Pereira is not mainyains widely read in English, but holds a heroin-like attraction for those few who have tried it. View all 17 comments. View all 15 comments.

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