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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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The spa directors believe in working with his mind as well as his body despite resistance from Pereira. 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 actually died.

To ask other readers questions about Sostiene Pereiraplease sign up. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. I am not, in particular, a cafe person, but when a place-setting exists, one that I might actually enjoy, I feel somewhat romantically drawn to it. Patrick Creagh, who is responsible for translating this novel, deserves this compliment, almost always.

Sitting in his dingy office above a malevolent caretaker who fries chops and eavesdrops, Pereira determines to telephone Monterio Rossi and ask his opinion on the resurrection of the body.

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Having completed the reading now of a total of four novels written maintxins Antonio Tabucchi I have discovered an interest in visiting Portugal, especially the city of Lisbon. Concordo con altri nel dire che le disquisizioni sulla confederazione delle anime sono state veramente interessanti e trascinanti. But I was soon asking myself another question. I find it quite daunting to pin down exactly what made this novel so much fun for me to read.


He does secretaries and bitchy caretakers and attractive women, each and every one antonuo pitch-perfect. And so is it now in Trumpist America. Monteiro Rossi has no interest in death. Loading comments… Trouble loading?

Retrieved 28 December An impressive, moral book, accomplishing a great deal without hammering home any message too hard. His interest is in life and living.

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

Apparently, this is a well-loved classic that many people have read and loved over the years. This slim novel is set in the summer ofin fascist Portugal. The narrator is not wntonio this story otherwise she or he would know what exactly what is going on with Pereira.

By the time most readers have completed its 25 brief chapters they may well feel that they know the place Lisbon and the time July and August, in which it’s set as if they’d experienced them first-hand. So the “Pereira declares” tags ultimately struck me as existentialist, especially combined with signing his surname to the article at the end — Pereira, in the present tense, assumes leadership of his confederation of souls when he does what he knows is right.


Part of Tabucchi’s art is, of tabucchj, the open-ended ambiguities he likes to antonil his readers with. Unfortunately, I remained in and out of sync with him with baffled alacrity.

Sostiene Pereira

Set in Lisbon inwhen fascism was running riot across Europe, a lonely, obese middle-aged man follows his heart. And Pereeira remember I am reviewing a book, a rather interesting novella about Dr. Pereira is no longer young. Pereira Maintains is a surprisingly wonderful short novel. When the eponymous protagonist, an elderly and overweight journalist, confides each day in the photograph of his dead wife, I experienced their relationship as a living thing.

Share your thoughts with other customers. New Directions February 28, Language: That first reading spanned a single afternoon and evening.

He seems satisfied with the small life he leads.