The Novels of José Saramago

David Frier

David Frier

Distributed for University of Wales Press

231 pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 | © 2007
Cloth $85.00 ISBN: 9780708320150 Published July 2007 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
Since he won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1998, José Saramago’s prominence amongst English speakers has risen dramatically. In The Novels of José Saramago, David Frier presents a comprehensive introduction to the work of Portugal’s best-known writer. Paying particular attention to questions raised by the ideological content of Saramago’s novels, Frier also explores the specifically Portuguese literary and cultural traditions that inform the work while situating Saramago firmly within the context of world literature. This pioneering study will be essential for anyone seeking a thorough grounding in the work of one of our most important living novelists.
Contents
Series Editors' Foreword
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
 
Introduction
 
Chapter One
Privilege and Exclusion: Levantado do Chão and Memorial do Convento
 
Chapter Two
'Além da conversa dea mulheres, são os sonhos que seguram o mundo na sua órbita': Centripetal and Centrifugal Forces
 
Conclusion: Death, the Ultimate Injustice; Love, the Ultimate Triumph
 
Bibliography
Index
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