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The history of the Siege of Lisbon
|Statement||José Saramago ; a novel translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero.|
|LC Classifications||PQ9281.A66 H5713 1996|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||312 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||312|
|ISBN 10||186046131X, 1860461328|
|LC Control Number||96226401|
The capture of the city of Lisbon from the Almoravid Muslims was a by-product of the Second Crusade to the Holy Land and one of the few Christian victories of that campaign. It proved to be a pivotal turning point in the history of Portugal as it mutated from being a subordinate vassal of Leon into an independent Christian kingdom. When Raimundo Silva, a lowly proofreader for a Lisbon publishing house, inserts a negative into a sentence of a historical text, he alters the whole course of the Siege of Lisbon. Fearing censure he is met instead with admiration: Dr Maria Sara, his voluptuous new editor, encourages him to pen his own alternative history/5(K).
Unless you are a devotee of the minutiae of Portuguese history you might find this novel less interesting than his others. Of course, it is not just about the Siege of Lisbon, which took place in the summer of , but that event and various aspects of it are key to the book. The novel tells the story of Raimundo Silva, a fifty year old. The History of the Siege of Lisbonstarts off slow, but those who persevere through Saramago's wordy prose are do Silva is a proof-reader for a Lisbon publisher. One night, while reading over the final draft of a non-fiction work called The History of the Siege of Lisbon, is suddenly inspired to insert a "not" into the text where it does not belong, so that the /5(18).
Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. História do cerco de Lisboa by José Saramago, , Harcourt Brace edition, in English - 1st U.S. ed. The history of the siege of LisbonCited by: When Raimundo Silva, a lowly proof-reader for a Lisbon publishing house, inserts a negative into a sentence of a historical text, he alters the whole course of the Siege of Lisbon. Fearing censure he is met instead with admiration: Dr Maria Sara, his voluptuous new editor, encourages him to pen his own alternative history.
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The History of the Siege of Lisbon is a spread and ironic contemplation on the theme of credibility of history as science. Indeed, it is enough to change, delete or add a single word in some historical manuscript and the entire described event will be seen in the different light or will turn into its own opposite/5.
The History of the Siege of Lisbon: A Novel - Kindle edition by Saramago, José, Pontiero, Giovanni. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The History of Cited by: Typical Jose Saramago - unique writing style takes some getting used to.
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FREE Shipping on $35 or more. Due to COVID, orders may be : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. The History of the Siege of Lisbon, by Jose Saramago. It is not exactly a fetching title for a work of fiction. It sounds like well, a history book, does it not. And in a sense, it is a history book, but one that basically, from start to finish, speculates upon what exactly a book of “history” is.
It questions the nature of history and. A brilliantly amusing metafiction about the instability of history and the reality assumed by fiction, from the acclaimed Portuguese author (The Stone Raft,etc.). This time, Saramago tells the story of a publisher's proofreader, Raimundo Silva, a middle-aged solitary who has no The history of the Siege of Lisbon book apart from his work—until his absorption in a complex historical work (about the siege of Lisbon) is.
The History of the Siege of Lisbon is a partly metafictional novel told from the point of view of an omniscient narrator. The two plot lines, the historical novel that Raimundo Silva writes and the love story between Raimundo Silva and Maria Sara, are interlaced and often interdependent.
For instance, his most famous prose work, ''The Book of Disquiet,'' was written under the name Bernardo Soares. Although Pessoa is mentioned only once in ''The History of the Siege of Lisbon,'' by Jose Saramago, he is present everywhere in this cryptic, ingenious novel (now translated by Giovanni Pontiero).
Here is the single direct reference. Free download or read online The History of the Siege of Lisbon pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by Jose Saramago.
The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format. The main characters of this fiction, cultural story are Raimundo Silva, Dom Afonso /5. The History of the Siege of Lisbon (Portuguese: História do Cerco de Lisboa) is a novel by Portuguese author José Saramago, first published in It tells the story of a proofreader and the story of the Siege of Lisbon as it both is and is not told in.
Brilliantly translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero, The History of the Siege of Lisbon is a meditation on the differences between historiography, historical fiction, and "stories inserted into history".
The novel is really two stories in one: the reimagined history of the siege of Lisbon that Raimundo feels compelled to write. Raimundo Silva, 50+,is a proofreader living alone in the oldest part of Lisbon.
The publishing house he works for has trusted his corrections to many of their texts for years, yet one day on impulse he decides to alter a book, "The History of the /5(30). When Raimundo Silva, a lowly proofreader for a Lisbon publishing house, inserts a negative into a sentence of a historical text, he alters the whole course of the Siege of Lisbon.
Fearing censure he is met instead with admiration: Dr Maria Sara, his voluptuous new editor, encourages him to pen his own alternative history.
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Clear rating. 1 of 5 stars 2 of 5 stars 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars 5 of 5 stars. The History of the Siege of Lisbon by José Saramago 4, ratings, Cited by: Raimundo Silva, 50+,is a proofreader living alone in the oldest part of Lisbon.
The publishing house he works for has trusted his corrections to many of their texts for years, yet one day on impulse he decides to alter a book, "The History of the Siege of Lisbon", by inserting a word of his by: Raimundo Silva is a middle-aged, celibate clerk, proofing manuscripts for a respectable publishing house.
Fluent in Portuguese, he has been assigned to work on a standard history of the country, and the twelfth-century king who laid siege to Lisbon. The history of the siege of Lisbon. [Jose Saramago] This hypnotic tale is a great comic romp through history, language and the imagination * Publishers Weekly * A book filled with lyrical and intellectual rewards -- Bill Marx * Boston Globe * This Read more User-contributed reviews.
The History of the Siege of Lisbon is a multi - layered and complex story that questions historiography and all its attendant problems. Saramago casts his inscrutable eye over the practise and in his inimitable way questions what would happen if a single word were to be omitted from a historical record/5(22).
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The history of the siege of Lisbon. [José Saramago; Giovanni Pontiero] -- A proofreader in a publishing house changes a word in a manuscript to make a history book read that a 12th Century battle was strictly a Portuguese victory, rather than a joint victory with the.The History of the Siege of Lisbon by Saramago, Jose and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at