One of the most intriguing and appealing character studies in recent European fiction, and easily the best work of Tabucchi’s to have appeared in English translation.

Kirkus Reviews

Available April 1, 1996

Pereira Declares

Fiction by Antonio Tabucchi

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 herbes. “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.”

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9780811213585
Price US
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Page Count
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9780811213196
Page Count
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9780811221917
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Antonio Tabucchi

Contemporary Italian writer and academic

One of the most intriguing and appealing character studies in recent European fiction, and easily the best work of Tabucchi’s to have appeared in English translation.

Kirkus Reviews

It conjured out of its small hat a vast and touching sense of the humane.

The Guardian

He’s the most important prose writer in Italy since the death of Italo Calvino in 1985.

The New York Times

One of the most intriguing and appealing character studies in recent European fiction.

Kirkus Reviews