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The Double: (Enemy) (Paperback)
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The Double: (Enemy) (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 06/10/2005
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Watching a rented video, Tertuliano Maximo Afonso is shocked to notice that one of the actors is identical to him in every physical detail. He embarks on a secret quest to find his double and sets in motion a train of events that he cannot control. Saramago's novel explores the nature of individuality and examines the fear and insecurity that arise when our singularity comes under threat, when even a wife cannot tell the original from the imposter...

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099461654
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 213 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Quite unlike anything else" * London Review of Books *
"A Borgesian fable with a marvellous flavour all its own" -- Phillip Hensher, Books of the Year * Spectator *
"A comic and profound exploration of the self... A uniquely seductive writer" * Daily Telegraph *
"The Double is Saramago at his most practised and polished. It is philosophy and thriller rolled into one" * Independent *
"Indebted to Borges and with a nod to Auster, he manages to surpass both with the audacity and sheer erudition of his prose" -- Catherine Taylor * The Guardian *

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“An amazing piece of literature...”

A Borgesian-style rendition of the classic theme of the Doppelganger, Nobel Prize winner Saramago takes the reader to a lucid yet surreal world where Senhor Afonso discovers his double in a film. Against his better... More

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