… a smart balance of satire, irony and lyric grace …

The Independent

Eça de Queirós’s late novel is a hymn to country life: The City and The Mountains satirizes the emptiness of city life and of modernity itself. Wonderfully funny, it bubbles with joie de vivre.

The City and the Mountains

Fiction by José Maria de Eça de Queirós

Translated by Margaret Jull Costa

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Paperback (published September 1, 2008)

ISBN
9780811217019
Price US
15.95
Price CN
18
Trim Size
5x8
Page Count
256

José Maria de Eça de Queirós

19th century Portuguese diplomat and writer

… a smart balance of satire, irony and lyric grace …

The Independent

A writer of genius.

—Harold Bloom