The History of the Siege of Lisbon

The History of the Siege of Lisbon

eBook - 1998
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A proofreader in a publishing house changes a word in a manuscript to make a history book read that a 12th Century battle was strictly a Portuguese victory, rather than a joint victory with the Crusaders. Instead of being fired the proofreader is commissioned to develop the idea into a novel. A study in historical revisionism.
Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt Brace, 1998
Edition: 1st Harvest ed
ISBN: 9780547540344
0547540345
Characteristics: 1 online resource (314 p.)
Additional Contributors: Pontiero, Giovanni
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lukasevansherman
Dec 20, 2013

Nobel laureate Jose Saramago's novel about a humble proofreader working on a medieval history book has echoes of the erudite, meta-fictions of Salman Rushdie, Borges and especially Umberto Eco.

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