Pereira Maintains

Antonio Tabucchi (Author) Patrick Creagh (Translator)
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Product Details

Price
$14.95  $13.75
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
February 28, 2017
Pages
144
Dimensions
5.4 X 0.5 X 8.0 inches | 0.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780811226172
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About the Author

Antonio Tabucchi was born in Pisa in 1943 and died in Lisbon, his adopted home, in 2012. Over the course of his career he won France's Medicis Prize for Indian Nocturne, the Italian PEN Prize for Requiem, and the Aristeion Prize for Pereira Maintains. A staunch critic of the former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, he once said that "democracy isn't a state of perfection, it has to be improved, and that means constant vigilance.
Patrick Creagh (1930-2012) was a British poet and translator.

Reviews

A masterpiece of compression.--Moshin Hamid
Tabucchi's prose creates a deep, near-profound and sometimes heart-wrenching nostalgia and constantly evokes the pain of recognizing the speed of life's passing which everyone knows but few have the strength to accept.--Alan Cheuse
Extraordinary novel.--Jonathan Lee
Pereira Maintains is small only in size. Its themes are great ones--courage, betrayal, fidelity, love, corruption; and its treatment of them is subtle, skillful, and clear. It's so clear, in fact, that you can see a very long way down, into the heart of a flawed but valiant human being, into the sickness of a nation, into the depths of political evil. It's the most impressive novel I've read for years, and one of the very few that feels truly necessary.--Philip Pullman