The Lives of Things

The Lives of Things

Jose Saramago


Combining sour satire, outrageous parody and uncanny hallucinations, this selection of José Saramago’s earliest tales from the start of his writing occupation attests to the novelist’s innovative energy and incomparable ability in elaborating the main extravagant fantasies. every one story is a depraved, surreal tackle existence less than dictatorship: in ‘Embargo’ a guy drives round a urban that's slowly working out of petrol; ‘The Chair’ recounts what occurs while dictator Salazar falls off his chair and dies; within the Kafkaesque ‘Things’ the lifetime of a civil servant is threatened as items begin to cross lacking.

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