Small Memories

£9.99

Shifting back and forth between Azinhaga and Lisbon, this touching book is a mosaic of memories, a gathering together of the fragmented recollections that make up the idea of ones youth. Lust, love, humiliation, aspiration – the raptures and miseries of childhood are beautifully captured.

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A delightful insight into the formation of an artist who would become one of the world’s most respected writers.

Born in 1922 in the tiny Portuguese village of Azinhaga, José Saramago was only a baby when his family moved to a series of cramped lodgings in a working-class neighbourhood of Lisbon. Nevertheless, he would return to the village throughout his early life, its river and olive groves seeping deep into his memory.

Shifting between Azinhaga and Lisbon, this touching book is a mosaic of memories. Written with characteristic wit and honesty, Small Memories traces the formation of an artist always fascinated by language and who emerged, against all odds, as one of the world’s most respected writers.

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Weight 0.182 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.4 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

224

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

869.342 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K