Sostiene Pereira Free read Ì 109

Antonio Tabucchi ´ 9 Free read

Stablece entre el viejo periodista Monteiro y su novia Marta cristalizará en una crisis personal una maduración interior y una dolorosa toma de conciencia ue transformará profundamente la vida de Pereir. Set in Lisbon in 1938 when fascism was running riot across Europe a lonely obese middle aged man follows his heart Read it to discover one of the most unassuming heroes in literature

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Sostiene Pereira

Lisboa En una Europa recorrida por el fantasma de los totalitarismos Pereira un periodista dedicado durante toda su vida a la sección de sucesos recibe el encargo de dirigir la página cultural de un medi. It s 1938 the time of the Spanish Civil War Fascism under Franco of Spain is creeping into neighboring Portugal as well under its dictator Salazar A kosher meat shop the main character freuents is vandalized by fascist thugs Pereira our main character is a journalist having his mid life crisis His wife died a few years ago and he regrets that they never had children He s aging lonely overweight He writes about art and literature and seems so disconnected from the political winds that a couple of friends one a priest tell him stop living in another world go out and see what s happening all around you At night he tells his wife s photo about his day and asks her opinion about thingsKind of accidentally he starts to get politically active in a big way He hires a young man as an assistant who is assisting anti fascist forces in Spain and trying to recruit Portuguese to fight He has a beautiful girlfriend and a male friend who makes fake passports The journalist reads the political writings of the assistant which he knows he can t publish because of Portuguese censorship But he starts helping them out by giving them money and housing them when they are running from the law He sees the son he did not have in the idealistic young man and the beautiful daring girlfriend doesn t hurt the cause either Inevitably one night the Portuguese secret police come knocking and turn his world upside down I liked this passage Philosophy appears to concern itself only with the truth but perhaps expresses only fantasies while literature appears to concern itself only with fantasies but perhaps it expresses the truth And this response from his friend the priest after Pereira says he wants to make confession the next time he visits You don t need to replied Father Antonio first make sure you commit some sin and then come to me don t make me waste my time for nothing I liked the way the heavy duty political theme was interspersed with humor mostly about Pereira s struggles with his weight and diet Every day he is challenged to get up stairs and hills yet eats rich omelets and drinks eight glasses of lemonade that is half sugar He goes to spas for thalassotherapy seawater and seaweed treatments as if he expects the weight to simply dissolve The spa directors believe in working with his mind as well as his body despite resistance from Pereira Pretty soon you ll start talking to your wife s photograph he is told Of course we know Pereira already does The book has an interesting background Pereira declares is a mantra throughout the book usually at chapter endings But the book has also been translated into English as Declares Pereira and Pereira Maintains The author is Italian and the book is translated from the Italian but he loved Portuguese culture lived for periods in Portugal and died there He was famous in Italy for translations of Portuguese works into Italian especially the work of Fernando Pessoa This book was made into an Italian movie It s fairly short 135 pages and held my attention all the way through My thanks to Ian of Scotland for recommending this book to mephoto listening to fado in Portuguese cafe 1930 s from genuine tourscom

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Ocre periódico Pereira tiene un sentido un tanto fúnebre de la cultura y prefiere la literatura del pasado Necesitado de un colaborador contacta con el joven Monteiro Rossi Y la intensa relación ue se e. What a lovely piece of writing it is I really do not want to waste your time that you could devote to read the story itself so I ll try to be brief Like in The Reuiem the previous story by Tabucchi I ve read we are in scorching Lisbon again where a chubby mid aged journalist named Pereira every day talking with a photograph of his deceased wife thinks about death soul and resurrection of the body Accidentally having come across on an article written by Monteiro Rossi on impulse engages him to writing occasional obituaries of famous writers and poets happily still alive Pereira maintains that he just wants to be prepared in the event of their death Sounds crazyWritten in a specific form statement or maybe as the publisher suggests an interrogation with repetitive phrase Pereira maintains it is a beautiful and haunting tale about the man who at all costs is trying to avoid politics and troubles and at the same time remain decent man It s also a tribute to the brave man ready to risk own life to protest against the evil and power of an insane ideology the thing is going on in 1938 in the shadow of Nazi activities in Spain and ItalySomething in Rossi maybe some memory of himself as a young man makes Pereira start to help him But does he finally perform his awakening does his divided soul find the ruling element Just read it


10 thoughts on “Sostiene Pereira

  1. says:

    It’s 1938 the time of the Spanish Civil War Fascism under Franco of Spain is creeping into neighboring Portugal as well under its dictator Salazar A kosher meat shop the main character freuents is vandalized by fascist thugs Pereira our main character is a journalist having his mid life crisis His wife died a few years ago and he regrets that they never had children He’s aging lonely overweight He writes

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    Reasons of the HeartGiving unto Caesar is considered by most Christians to be a strict reuirement of citizenship From the payment of taxes to the offering of one’s life in patriotic war one is expected to conform as a Christian duty Established government appears to be divinely sanctioned by the biblical command After

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    It was one of those days when I had a good meal; the fresh herbs the right salt the approachable variety the generous portions the nice host I walked back home with a content smile Upon unlocking the door a whiff of scented potpourri filled my senses and I sunk on my couch thinking 'a day well spent a tummy well fed' I then switched off the

  4. says:

    What a lovely piece of writing it is I really do not want to waste your time that you could devote to read the story itself so I'll try to be brief Like in The Reuiem the previous story by Tabucchi I've read we are in scorching Lisbon again where a chubby mid aged journalist named Pereira every day talking with a photograph of his deceased wife thinks about death soul and resurrection of the body Accidentally having com

  5. says:

    If you're into stuff like this you can read the full review“ but I feel I must tell you that originally we were Lusitanians and then came the Romans and the Celts and then came the Arabs so what sort of race are we Portuguese in a position to celebrate? The Portuguese Race replied the editor in chief and I am sorry to say Pereira that I don’t like the tone of your objection we are Portuguese we discovered the world we achieve

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    Young people they can be a real pain when they play Daft Punk and that is not a randomly capitalized ualifying adjective I mean Daft Punk at a volume level that stuns the snoozing song thrush out the tree or when they turn the night time inner city streets into alcohol fuelled yodelling and technicolour burping festivals Nevertheless they ar

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    UPDTAED 2013 August 28th Translated from Catalan to EnglishWhen a book makes you thinkDisguised as an endearing story sweet and juicy as a ripe summer peach “Sostiene Pereira is a novel that will remain in your thoughts for some time after you've turned the last pagePereira is an unusual hero an overweight man of advanced age a lonely widower whose dreams he never reveals a man who talks to the portrait of his deceased wife Pereira wor

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    I enjoyed every minute spent with this book It is short and it is presented as a mystery two things I usually avoid Still I ended up loving it exactly as it was You've got a journalist writing the culture section of an evening paper in Lisbon It is 1938 He is apolitical and yet the Spanish Civil War is in full swing and he is a journalist Gu

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    Set in Lisbon in 1938 when fascism was running riot across Europe a lonely obese middle aged man follows his heart Read it to discover one of the most unassuming heroes in literature

  10. says:

    Obsessed suddenly and unexplainably with death Doctor Pereira seeks out a journalist who has written a magazine ar

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