The History Of The Siege Of Lisbon

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The History of the Siege of Lisbon

Raimundo Silva, a proofreader at a Portuguese publishing house, takes it upon himself to alter a key word in a text to make it read that in 1147 the king of Portugal reconquered Lisbon from the Saracens without any assistance from the Crusaders. His revision of a signal episode in Portuguese history unexpectedly and inexplicably wins the heart of his supervisor, Maria Sara, a woman of unwavering conviction. Rather than fire him as she ought to, Maria encourages Raimundo to rewrite the history of the siege of Lisbon in the grand style of a historical romance. Around this seemingly minor episode Jose Saramago constructs a broad, multifaceted tableau involving meditations on historiography and the uses and abuses of language, a parable of life under authoritarian rule, and a bittersweet romance.

Specifications of The History of the Siege of Lisbon

GENERAL
AuthorJose Saramago, Joe E. Saramago
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
Edition1st U.S. ed
ISBN-10015100238X
ISBN-139780151002382
PublisherHarcourt
Number Of Pages320
Publication Date1997-05
DIMENSIONS
Height1.09 inch.
Length8.49 inch.
Width5.8 inch.
Weight1.1 pounds.

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