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Jose Saramago
JOSE SARAMAGO "Baltasar and Blimunda" SIGNED Advance Reading Copy QUITE RARE
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1982. Advance reading copy by Nobel Prize winning author, his first novel to appear in US. Near Fine condition. SIGNED on the half title page by Jose Saramago. The New York Times Book Review has said that Baltasar and Blimunda "[m]uch reverberates in memory after reading this enchanting novel, but most of all the love story which soars over the rest of the action like a flute above a heavy orchestra. Mr. Saramago, a writer of sharp intelligence, keeps this love story under strict control, free of pathos or sentimentality. It is of, and on, the earth." Indeed, "Saramago has produced a novel that is deeply imbedded in the history of his land yet moves in mystical realms. It is a romance and an adventure, a rumination on royalty and religion in 18th century Portugal and a bitterly ironic comment on the uses of power" (Walter Goodman, The New York Times). [Attributes: Signed Copy]
Bookseller: biblioman5 [Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States]
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