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The Lives of Things

(2012)
A collection of stories by

 
 
A surreal short story collection from the master of what-ifs.

The Lives of Things collects Jose Saramago's early experiments with the short story form, attesting to the young novelist's imaginative power and incomparable skill in elaborating the most extravagant fantasies. Combining bitter satire, outrageous parody and Kafkaesque hallucinations, these stories explore the horror and repression that paralyzed Portugal under the Salazar regime and pay tribute to human resilience in the face of injustice and institutionalized tyranny.

Beautifully written and deeply unsettling, The Lives of Things illuminates the development of Saramago's prose and records the genesis of themes that resound throughout his novels.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

April 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Lives of Things
Author(s): Jose Saramago
ISBN: 1-84467-878-4 / 978-1-84467-878-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Verso Books
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Paperback Editions

May 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Lives of Things
Author(s): Jose Saramago
ISBN: 1-78168-086-8 / 978-1-78168-086-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Verso Books
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Title: The Lives of Things
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Title: The Lives of Things
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