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A una sorta di verbale un magnifico verbale giudiziario redatto non si sa da chi ma forse in ultima analisi dal tribunale della Storia il vecchio giornalista Pereira affida la sua vicenda di sfiduciata acuiescenza e di risveglio di riscatto umano e politico per una scelta di campo non più dilazionabile Pereira lo incontriamo nella Lisbona del 1938 vedovo molto afflitto e malato di cuore grasso e stanco caporedattore delle pagine culturali di un piccolo giornale del pomeriggio; è una Lisbona stritolata dalla morsa dell'oppressione fascista di Salazar dall'onn. 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 all Christianity stands for orderliness in the universe Social chaos is by definition evil And isn t salvation a purely personal matterMartin Luther for example divided the world cleanly in two In his interpretation the spiritual had nothing at all to do with the political Modern Evangelicals still view existing law as God given unless of course they take offence at it But mostly middle class Christians simply accept the inevitability of government and its policies and they adopt an attitude of impotent indifference to the resulting suffering usually by the less well off and non Christians Commonly they claim to do so in the name of Christianity itselfSo it was in Salazar s Portugal during the 1930 s as it was in most of contemporary Europe Fear and hypocrisy combined to create political acceptance even among those who found its oppressive fascism most distasteful And so is it now in Trumpist America Christianity seems to have a natural affinity with monarchs dictators and anyone else who can consolidate power in its Christianity s interest Occasionally however someone usually a non Christian provokes the dormant conscience of the Christian psyche Pereira Maintains is the story of such a provocation and its conseuencesChristian conscience can be a strange thing The eponymous Pereira feels uncomfortable with the political condition of his country and he wanted to repent but didn t know what he had to repent of he only felt a yearning for repentance as such surely that s what he meant or perhaps who knows he simply liked the idea of repentance Repentance like salvation is a personal thing without social implications The resolution of Pereira s discomfort he thinks is confession and counsel Political involvement is unthinkablePereira is drawn to memory mainly the reminiscence of his deceased wife But generally he is motivated by the memory of how things used to be the familiar orderliness of past life Unable to live in the past he ignores the reality of the present except within the limited sphere of his own ego his digestion poor the weather hot his job as a journalist satisfying the maintenance of his social isolation from potential threats mainly the government and its network of informers Pereira fervently believes in and desires the resurrection of his soul but not his body The later of course is inherently social and dependent upon other human beings This is hardly an orthodox opinion but it is necessary in order to maintain his detachment from the world What he finds however is that the slightest human contact is political It can t be helped His soul is part of a confederation over which he has no real control and whose connections are matters of the collective heart not the individual will Even mere translation of long dead authors establishes such a bond that is politically dangerousThe entire story is told in the form of a judicial deposition or police interrogation report as suggested by the title It is a narrative prepared by an intermediary ready perhaps for confirmation by the person who has been uestioned The central point of this narrative is stated early on 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 What s wanting then is only a signature admitting this crime of recognition Doing Without Concepts e di risveglio di riscatto umano Radio Free Europe and the Pursuit of Democracy e politico per una scelta di campo non più dilazionabile Pereira lo incontriamo nella Lisbona del 1938 vedovo molto afflitto But I Survived e malato di cuore grasso A Passion for More e stanco caporedattore delle pagine culturali di un piccolo giornale del pomeriggio; è una Lisbona stritolata dalla morsa dell'oppressione fascista di Salazar dall'onn. 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 Kodak and the Lens of Nostalgia expected to conform as a Christian duty Established government appears to be divinely sanctioned by the biblical command After all Christianity stands for orderliness in the universe Social chaos is by definition Spojrzenie na sztukę evil And isn t salvation a purely personal matterMartin Luther for Nue example divided the world cleanly in two In his interpretation the spiritual had nothing at all to do with the political Modern Evangelicals still view The Clan (Play to Live existing law as God given unless of course they take offence at it But mostly middle class Christians simply accept the inevitability of government and its policies and they adopt an attitude of impotent indifference to the resulting suffering usually by the less well off and non Christians Commonly they claim to do so in the name of Christianity itselfSo it was in Salazar s Portugal during the 1930 s as it was in most of contemporary Europe Fear and hypocrisy combined to create political acceptance A Fools Paradise even among those who found its oppressive fascism most distasteful And so is it now in Trumpist America Christianity seems to have a natural affinity with monarchs dictators and anyone Lardżelka else who can consolidate power in its Christianity s interest Occasionally however someone usually a non Christian provokes the dormant conscience of the Christian psyche Pereira Maintains is the story of such a provocation and its conseuencesChristian conscience can be a strange thing The Beauty Ravished eponymous Pereira feels uncomfortable with the political condition of his country and he wanted to repent but didn t know what he had to repent of he only felt a yearning for repentance as such surely that s what he meant or perhaps who knows he simply liked the idea of repentance Repentance like salvation is a personal thing without social implications The resolution of Pereira s discomfort he thinks is confession and counsel Political involvement is unthinkablePereira is drawn to memory mainly the reminiscence of his deceased wife But generally he is motivated by the memory of how things used to be the familiar orderliness of past life Unable to live in the past he ignores the reality of the present Reviving the Broken Marionette except within the limited sphere of his own Service Book ... of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America ego his digestion poor the weather hot his job as a journalist satisfying the maintenance of his social isolation from potential threats mainly the government and its network of informers Pereira fervently believes in and desires the resurrection of his soul but not his body The later of course is inherently social and dependent upon other human beings This is hardly an orthodox opinion but it is necessary in order to maintain his detachment from the world What he finds however is that the slightest human contact is political It can t be helped His soul is part of a confederation over which he has no real control and whose connections are matters of the collective heart not the individual will Even mere translation of long dead authors A Curse So Dark and Lonely (Cursebreakers, establishes such a bond that is politically dangerousThe Look Again entire story is told in the form of a judicial deposition or police interrogation report as suggested by the title It is a narrative prepared by an intermediary ready perhaps for confirmation by the person who has been uestioned The central point of this narrative is stated Alle vi børn i Bulderby. 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Sostiene Pereira

Noscere Antonio Tabucchi uno dei maggiori scrittori italiani del nostro tempo al grande pubblico l'alto messaggio etico della storia si incarna perfettamente nel ritmo incalzante della scrittura che sa addensarsi in una narrazione essenziale e battente come distendersi nelle volute meditative di dialoghi sempre sorprendenti e coinvolgenti Per tutto ciò e per l'affetto pieno di riguardi con cui l'autore lo costruisce passo passo Pereira resta un personaggio indimenticabile da tener presente con gratitudine ad ogni inciampo della nostra perplessa storia di uomi. 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 works as head of the Cultural Section in the local newspaper Lisboa at the period of increasing oppression of the Salazar regime in the Portugal of the late 30s and despite the obvious internal repression in fascist Europe he is not interested in politicsPereira is na ve or maybe he wants to be He doesn t want to know what the real situation in Lisbon is like he devotes his own life to literature and he feels contented eating his omelettes aux fines herbs in the bar below the editorial where he works His life is uncomplicated and easy goingBut his peace of mind starts to change when he meets Mario Rossi and his girlfriend Marta a young couple who start talking about terms like justice or revolution Pereira finds himself unwittingly or willingly involved with the young couple and starts helping them triggering a series of symbolic events which make him rethink his entire existence and put his sense of justice to the limitTabbuchi masters the language in order to evoke the atmosphere of Lisbon in the 30s he writes in a beautiful and simple prose making it impossible to stop reading once you ve startedDespite it being a short novel the story evolves at a pace that allows you to enjoy the smallest of details a swim in the open ocean during a scorching day in August a disturbing encounter on a train chats about health and literature with a surprisingly open minded Psychologist evoking memories of the sanatorium in The Magic Mountain by Thomas MannThis novel is about life death and what we do during the time we have been grantedAnd the lesson it is never too late to open your eyes and be courageous and start acting to actually change thingsExciting and melancholicIt s a book like this one which makes of literature a life changing experience uan un llibre et fa pensarDisfressada d hist ria entranyable dol a i sucosa com un pr ssec a ple estiu Sostiene Pereira s una novel la ue t acompanyar durant uns uants dies un cop hagis girat l ltima p ginaEn Pereira s un heroi ins lit un senyor d avan ada edat amb sobrep s un vidu solitari ue t somnis ue mai explica i ue parla amb el retrat de la seva esposa ue treballa com a cap de la secci cultural del Lisboa durant l poca de creixent opressi del r gim de Salazar a la Portugal de finals dels anys 30 i tot i l obvietat de la repressi interna i de l Europa feixista en Pereira no est interessat en pol ticaEn Pereira s innocent o vol ser ho No vol saber uina s la situaci real a Lisboa la seva vida s la literatura i les seves truites a les fines herbes del bar de sota la redacci Tanmateix la seva perspectiva comen a a canviar uan coneix en Mario Rossi i la seva n via Marta els uals comencen a parlar de termes com just cia i revoluci En Pereira es troba ajudant la parella sense voler ho o volent ho i una s rie de fets simb lics fan ue es replantegi tota la seva exist ncia i ue s impliui fins a l mits insospitatsEl llenguatge ue utilitza Tabbuchi s ideal per evocar l atmosfera de la Lisboa dels anys 30 escrit amb una prosa preciosa i senzilla fa ue sigui impossible deixar lo un cop l has comen at Tot i ser una novel la curta la hist ria evoluciona a un ritme ue et permet assaborir els petits detalls un bany a mar obert durant un dia calor s d Agost un encontre inuietant en un tren converses sobre la salut i la literatura amb un psic leg de mentalitat sorprenentment oberta evocant certs records del sanatori de la Muntanya M gica de Thomas Mann La vida la mort i u fem durant el temps ue ens ha estat conceditI la lli mai s tard per obrir els ulls i per ser valent i actuarEmocionant i melanc licaAix s literatura aix d na gust llegir

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Ipresente polizia politica dalla stretta ulteriore dovuta alla confinante guerra civile spagnola E lui Pereira si occupa sbadatamente di necrologi e ricorrenze ansioso soltanto di ristorarsi al Café Oruídea e di correre a casa per collouiare col ritratto della moglie morta Poi però il caso lo fa imbattere in una coppia di meravigliosi fidanzati antifascisti e l'epilogo tragico della loro conoscenza lo costringe a una sofferta presa di coscienza che culmina in un gesto e in una fuga verso la democraziaUscito nel 1994 il romanzo ha fatto per la prima volta co. 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 are our stake in the future the next generation that will have to deal with what the previous one left behind whatever kind of a mess that isPereira is no longer young Reminders of his own mortality are knocking hard at his door his heart is not so good high blood pressure he should lose a few pounds since his wife died and left him alone with no other family he s let himself go a little He s not miserable but he is complacent He has a cosy job editor at the Lisbon paper now in charge of the weekly arts page a new rubric which mostly consists of Pereira s own translations of 19th century French classics which deliver him not a little satisfaction and pride The concierge from his apartment block comes in to do the cleaning and leaves him a meal prepared He has built himself a tidy wee nest a corner of the world where he can plod along at what he does no worriesThis cannot last Obviously No sand in the machinery no storyThe hot summer weather makes Pereira all the aware of his physical decline He sweats he is short of breath his heart races His thoughts turn to death so that an article in a literary journal which consists of an extract from a dissertation on the subject of death catches his eye He rings the young man who wrote the dissertation Arranges to meet this young man And as he makes his way to their meeting place that warm summer evening in Lisbon it becomes clear that there is another reason why Pereira s rather bland idyll cannot last for this is the summer of 1938 and fascism is sweeping across Europe Even his decision to publish nothing but 19th century French classic tales in his arts section is a form of collusion with a dictatorial regime This is a situation in which it is impossible to remain neutral Those who do not defy the system are collaboratorsIn translucent uiet rhythms Tabucchi sets out each careful tiny step that Pereira takes towards following his heart It is not an easy or sudden transformation Pereira needs help along the way from those good people who challenge his complacency who remind him of his better self who give him permission to change Each tiny step the help along the way Heroism as a joint achievement an act of courage by an individual yes but with many contributorsTension is maintained throughout by the repeated use of the phrase Pereira declares as in a testimony which most vividly suggests a police interrogation The temptation to sneak a look at the last page is almost irresistible Everyone should read this Young old and all of those between Everyone Dreams of Glass e ricorrenze ansioso soltanto di ristorarsi al Café Oruídea Zawieszenie niewiary e di correre a casa per collouiare col ritratto della moglie morta Poi però il caso lo fa imbattere in una coppia di meravigliosi fidanzati antifascisti Healing Sex e l'epilogo tragico della loro conoscenza lo costringe a una sofferta presa di coscienza che culmina in un gesto Spark (Stronger, e in una fuga verso la democraziaUscito nel 1994 il romanzo ha fatto per la prima volta co. 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 are our stake in the future the next generation that will have to deal with what the previous one left behind whatever kind of a mess that isPereira is no longer young Reminders of his own mortality are knocking hard at his door his heart is not so good high blood pressure he should lose a few pounds since his wife died and left him alone with no other family he s let himself go a little He s not miserable but he is complacent He has a cosy job Wonder Woman and Philosophy editor at the Lisbon paper now in charge of the weekly arts page a new rubric which mostly consists of Pereira s own translations of 19th century French classics which deliver him not a little satisfaction and pride The concierge from his apartment block comes in to do the cleaning and leaves him a meal prepared He has built himself a tidy wee nest a corner of the world where he can plod along at what he does no worriesThis cannot last Obviously No sand in the machinery no storyThe hot summer weather makes Pereira all the aware of his physical decline He sweats he is short of breath his heart races His thoughts turn to death so that an article in a literary journal which consists of an Sozialismus Und Kapitalistische Gesellschaftsordnung extract from a dissertation on the subject of death catches his Sponsor. Tom 1 (Sponsor, eye He rings the young man who wrote the dissertation Arranges to meet this young man And as he makes his way to their meeting place that warm summer Dragons Bride (The Dragon and the Scholar evening in Lisbon it becomes clear that there is another reason why Pereira s rather bland idyll cannot last for this is the summer of 1938 and fascism is sweeping across Europe Even his decision to publish nothing but 19th century French classic tales in his arts section is a form of collusion with a dictatorial regime This is a situation in which it is impossible to remain neutral Those who do not defy the system are collaboratorsIn translucent uiet rhythms Tabucchi sets out Absolute Banking English each careful tiny step that Pereira takes towards following his heart It is not an


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

  2. says:

    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 all Chris

  3. says:

    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

  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 co

  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 achieved the great

  6. says:

    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

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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

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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

  9. says:

    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 article on

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