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Dr Pereira is an aging lonely overweight journalist who has failed to notice the menacing cloud of fascism over Salazarist Lisbon One day he meets Montiero R. 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 Ill Be Yours for Christmas (Harlequin Blaze, 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 Her Babys Bodyguard (Eagle Squadron 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 If Wishes Were...Daddies 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 West of Heaven 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 Putting Out of Your Mind 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 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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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Sostiene Pereira

Ossi an aspiring young writer whose anti fascist fervor is as strong as Pereira’s apolitical languor Eventually breaking out of the shell of his own inhibi. 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 greatest feats of navigation the world over and when we did this in the 16th century we were already Portuguese that is what we are and that is what you are to celebrate Pereira In Pereira Declares by Antonio TabucchiI read this in a Portuguese translation from the Italian than ten years ago if memory serves me right I haven t come across anything uite like it and I still have a place in my heart for portly perspiring Pereira with his omelets and his uiet but subversive decency This time this wonderful translation by Patrick Creagh just made my dayIn a narrative that does not want a puzzle Tabucchi uses a very similar resource to the one used by Isaac Bashevis Singer that of telling alien stories supposedly collected from conversations with real people and not hiding it in the book s writing Pereira Declares is a book that walks slowly seeking to situate the scenario through which the characters walk without extending the descriptions but worried to leave the reader with significant details about the characters as for example the custom of Pereira to take Lemonades and the same path every day Alongside this there is a concern for philosophical discussions or at least the ones that foster deeper reflections One can use as an example both the theory of the confederation of souls and the hegemonic hegemony proposed by Dr Cardoso as well as Pereira s trajectory If you re into Lusitania read on

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Tions Pereira reluctantly rises to heroism and this arc is “one of the most intriguing and appealing character studies in recent European fiction” Kirkus. 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 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

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    Reasons of the HeartGiving unto Caesar is considered by most Christians to be a strict reuirement of citizenship F

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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 lights of the living room and yawned to usher in a good night's sleep I got up the next morning at th

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    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 t

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    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

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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 Neverthe

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    UPDTAED 2013 August 28th Translated from Catalan to EnglishWhen a book makes you thinkDisguised as an endearing s

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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

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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 article on the subject They meet at a restaurant Monteiro Rossi is young not obsessed with death but

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