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The Fat Man and Infinity: And Other Writings

Antunes, Antonio Lobo

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ISBN 10: 0393061981 / ISBN 13: 9780393061987
Published by W. W. Norton & Co, 2009
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Grey corrugated paper-covered boards with grey backstrip and gilt lettering. Light bump to head of spine. Appears unread. Text is clean and white, no marks. Unclipped DJ shows hint of edgewear. Translated by Jull Costa. "This collection of crónicas, or columns, written over the last thirty years, captures Lobo Antunes' life- and by reflection our own- with a deep sense of the univeral, even a Tolstoyan, vision of humanity." (paraphrased from the jacket blurb). Bookseller Inventory # M012811

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Title: The Fat Man and Infinity: And Other Writings

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Co

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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A lyrical, searing work of autobiography, reflection, and fiction, evoking García Márquez's memoirs and Pamuk's Istanbul.

António Lobo Antunes's sole ambition from the age of seven was to be a writer. Here, in The Fat Man and Infinity, "the heir to Conrad and Faulkner" (George Steiner) reflects on the fractured paradise of his childhood―the world of prim, hypocritical, class-riven Lisbon in midcentury. His Proust-like memoirs, written over thirty years in chronicle form, pass through the filter of an adult who has known war and pain, and bear witness to the people whom he loved and who have gone into the dark. Stunningly translated by Margaret Jull Costa, in prose that glides like poetry, this is a modern-day chronicle of Portugal's imperfect past and arresting present, seen through the eyes of a master fiction writer, one on a short list to win a Nobel Prize. Readers particularly touched by Frank McCourt's Angela's Ashes will be drawn to this journey into the heart of one of our greatest living writers.

About the Author:

António Lobo Antunes, born in 1942 in Benfica, is considered to be Portugal's greatest living writer. The author of more than twenty novels, including What Can I Do When Everything's On Fire?, he has won many awards and makes his home in Lisbon.

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