In fact, that's why I bought it and read it, as I read mostly non-fiction.
It's the spare, elegant story of a once-prominent reporter now relegated to obscurity as the culture-page editor for a second-rate Lisbon newspaper.
In keeping with the setting, Kaplan declares that he found the story, although short, languid and meandering.
Pereira has settled his life once for all. His work: a journalist in charge of the literary section of a newspaper from Lisbon in which he translates French tales not at all on... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Marie-Claire Figueroa
I have expressed my enthusiasm for this book elsewhere on this site, but under the title Pereira Maintains. In fact, it is the same book by the same author and the same translator. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Stephen John Vogel
It moved rather slow & did not have much to say. If you are interested in pre-wwII portugal, you may like it.Published 18 months ago by gary
"Pereira Declares" is an intense burst of writing dealing with oppression and the suppression of free speech. Read morePublished on November 21, 2011 by PuroShaggy
What an ever more vivid tapestry of World War II-era Europe modern writers continue to create. Whether it's because of Robert Wilson (A Small Death in Lisbon), Alan Furst, Marcel... Read morePublished on December 26, 2010 by T. Stroll
Kaplan declares that he read an article quoting some writers he admired who recommended Tabucchi's Pereira Declares. Read morePublished on November 23, 2010 by Ian Kaplan
Fear of speaking out at work is a manifestation of larger political and social forces than simply a dysfunctional administration at one's place of work. Read morePublished on March 23, 2009 by kathleen
Antonio Tabucchi (1943) is the most European and international of modern Italian writers, comparable only to Umberto Eco, with whom he has an ongoing literary discussion on the... Read morePublished on December 17, 2006 by Magalini Sabina
Tabucchi has created a monumental work: how conscious are we of our actions and our motives, how do we experience our everyday life and what awareness do we have of it versus the... Read morePublished on September 10, 2006 by X. A. Markenscoff