The Novels of Jose Saramago: Echoes from the Past, Pathways into the Future - Iberian and Latin American Studies (Hardback)David Frier (author)
Hardback 224 Pages
Email me when available
Stay one step ahead and let us notify you when this item is next available to order
Email me when available
Enter your email below and we will notify you when this item is next available to order.
The Novels of Jose Saramago: Echoes from the Past, Pathways into the Future - Iberian and Latin American Studies (Hardback)
We will contact you when this item is next available to order.
In this pioneering study of Saramago's work, David Frier provides a comprehensive introduction for the English-speaking reader to the novels of Portugal's best-known literary figure. Jose Saramago was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1998, the first writer in Portuguese to receive the world's most prized literary award. His works have been translated into twenty-five languages. The book covers both his acclaimed historically-based fictions and his more recent, allegorical works, demonstrating the continuity of thought and image between these two phases of the writer's career. Particular attention is paid to questions of ideological content, the exploitation of specifically Portuguese literary and cultural traditions, and the novelist's place within the context of world literature. Frier makes a significant contribution to deepening general understanding of the author's writing in term of its literary background, its socio-political significance, and its reflections on the human condition. "The Novels of Jose Saramago: Echoes from the Past, Pathways into the Future" will be recommended reading for scholars of the work of Jose Saramago, for students of Hispanic Studies and for anyone interested in contemporary Portuguese literature.
Publisher: University of Wales Press
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 422 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 24 mm
'David Frier has done a great service to the field by publishing the first book in English on Nobel Prize winner Jose Saramago. Frier has written a highly readable and engaging analysis of an author who has long deserved a critical volume in English. His book provides a sensitive and comprehensive reading of Saramago's major novels and is a necessary reference for anyone who studies or teaches his works.' Darlene J. Sadler, Bulletin of Spanish Studies, LXXXV (2008)
You may also be interested in...
ReviewsSign In To Write A Review
Please sign in to write a review
Sign In / Register
Not registered? CREATE AN ACCOUNTCREATE A plus ACCOUNT
Download the Waterstones App
Would you like to proceed to the App store to download the Waterstones App?
Click & Collect
Reserve online, pay on collection
Thank you for your reservation
Your order is now being processed and we have sent a confirmation email to you at
When will my order be ready to collect?
Following the initial email, you will be contacted by the shop to confirm that your item is available for collection.
Call us on or send us an email at
Unfortunately there has been a problem with your order
Please try again or alternatively you can contact your chosen shop on or send us an email at