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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For that, and for the pleasure Pereira Maintains has repeatedly given me, I am deeply grateful.

I would recommend this book to anyone who reads thoughtfully. One can use as mzintains example both the theory of the confederation of souls and the hegemonic hegemony proposed by Dr. We acknowledge and remind and warn you that they may, in fact, be entirely unrepresentative of the actual reviews by any other measure.

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

The new title is closer to the original, I would say. This is not a thriller though. When do you use it?

There is little reality to really get worked up over unless you are a person such as Pereira who just loves his cheese and herb omelette and his fresh-squeezed lemonade containing vast amounts of sugar. Like in The Requiemthe previous story by Tabucchi I’ve read, we are 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. Throughout the novel, Tabucchi cites England and the BBC as bastions of free speech, but there is no country without need of this novel’s passionate warning against complacency.


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

What follows is a strange unlikely liaison between the young man — all passion and belief, and the worn-out cautious Pereira, dragging his reluctant carcass through life, while Rossi risks his own life recruiting for the International Brigade against Franco.

Nor is the oft repe I needed something lighter to read recently and found “Pereira Declares” to be just the thing coming in at just over pages. We are in Portugal in ; Pereira is a middle-aged widower who talks to a photograph of his wife, and is in the market for new, stimulating company.

Ho fatto l’esperienza di ogni colore e odore dell’ovattata Lisbona di fine anni ’30 sapientemente presentata nel romanzo. But Pereira prefers not to say how it went on because his dream has nothing to do with these events, he maintains. In the course of my research about one of the books we read, I came across Goodreads.

I am sometimes asked to name my favourite books. Pereira Maintains is the story of such a provocation, and its consequences. A writer, in his 60’s, a widow and childless.

Rereading: Pereira Maintains by Antonio Tabucchi

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Probably, he sees his younger self in Rossi. Email required Address never made public. Tabucchi did a remarkable development of Pereira’s character in this book.

Monteiro Rossi is young, not obsessed with death but with life. It is written in an ironic style; underneath the narrative is considerable political commentary and philosophical and literary discourse which is relevant to its setting in Portugal, to Italy where it was written and to the present time. In the end, fascist police visit Pereira and beat to death Monteiro Rossi. We feel more like characters than we are used to.


Falling under its spell, Tabucchi creates a reading experience unlike anything I have encountered. That may well be t A short, flawlessly written novel, Pereira Declares tells a story of a man who followed his heart and his conscience before he was aware that he was doing so.

This is the man that later proclaims, tabcchi am a lone wolf and like it!

Pereira Maintains by Antonio Tabucchi – review | Books | The Guardian

The narrator offers us possible suggestions but clearly none conclusive. Everyone who might at any time need their faith in humanity restored. Established government appears to be divinely sanctioned by the biblical command. English Choose a language for shopping.

He was so charmed that, back in Italy, he attended a course of Portuguese language for a better comprehension of the poet. His visit to a clinic to help his ailing heart puts him in contact with a doctor, with whom he becomes close friends and discusses the doubts he is beginning to have about his isolated and apolitical life.

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