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Additional Product Features Author s. Michael Schmidt is a poet, critic, and translator. He was born in Mexico in , and educated at Harvard and Oxford. His Lives of the Poets, a survey of English poetry from the fourteenth century to the present day, 'distinguished him as among the most vigilant of critics' The Times. Antonio Tabucchi, born in Pisa in , is a career academic and specialist in Portuguese literature.
Jillian McGill rated it really liked it Sep 23, Paul Durcan ".. Join now to receive our monthly newsletter with exclusive competitions and restaurant offers, plus reviews, the latest food and drink news, recipes and lots more. Originally published in Germany in , Alone in Berlin , based on a true story, had been successful in its German version. English Choose a language for shopping. Details if other :.
This interest in Portugal no doubt inspired the setting of Pereira Maintains in Lisbon in as war and rumours abound. The eponymous hero is a former crime reporter now turned culture editor who appears to be remarkably out of touch with the political scene. Fat, depressed and lonely, Pereira consumes vast amounts of lemonade, speaks to the photograph of his dead wife and takes to supporting a young man with dangerous political beliefs. What appears to be a mild comedy becomes increasingly profound. It consists of a sequence of dream-like encounters experienced by the narrator. A similar episodic-like structure provides the frame for an earlier work, Indian Nocturne which was published in in an English translation by British writer Tim Parks.
In it the narrator, urbane and likeable, goes in search of an old friend whose identity is ultimately more complex than might have been expected. It shares the sophisticated, almost playful intelligence that shapes his work.
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Belfast Stories: Creative explosions in a city in flux. His Lives of the Poets , a survey of English poetry from the fourteenth century to the present day, 'distinguished him as among the most vigilant of critics' The Times. Average Review.
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