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Author Tabucchi, Antonio, 1943-2012.

Title Pereira declares : a testimony / Antonio Tabucchi ; translated by Patrick Creagh
Published New York : New Directions, [1995]
©1995

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Description 136 pages ; 23 cm
Summary Then Pereira meets an appealing young man, Monteiro Rossi, and in a city where the very walls have ears and where those who know what's good for them turn a blind eye to what goes on around them, he is forced to break out of the shell of his own inhibitions. In the process of facing reality and encountering the brutality of an authoritarian state, Pereira becomes a gentle hero the reader will long remember
Salazar's fascist Portugal in 1938 is part of the menacing cloud that hangs over Europe and Dr. Pereira is an aging, overweight, lonely, mostly retired journalist who doesn't want to think about it. He escapes facing the ominous times by translating nineteenth-century French stories for the weekly Culture Page he edits for a Lisbon newspaper. He dwells on the past and over-indulges in heavily-sugared glasses of lemonade and omelettes aux fines berbes. "Are you living in another world, and you working for a newspaper?" his exasperated friend Father Antonio asks him. "Look here Pereira, for goodness sake go and find out what's happening around you."
Subject Portugal -- History -- 1910-1974 -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Fiction.
Author Creagh, Patrick.
LC no. 95043565
ISBN 0811213196 (alk. paper)
Other Titles Sostiene Pereira. English