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Night Train to Lisbon by [Pascal Mercier, Barbara Harshav]
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About the Author

A professor of philosophy, Pascal Mercier was born in 1944 in Bern, Switzerland, and currently lives in Berlin. --This text refers to the mp3_cd edition.

From Publishers Weekly

In Swiss novelist Mercier's U.S. debut, Raimund Gregorius is a gifted but dull 57-year-old high school classical languages teacher in Switzerland. After a chance meeting with a Portuguese woman in the rain, he discovers the work of a Portuguese poet and doctor, Amadeu de Prado, persecuted under Salazar's regime. Transfixed by the work, Gregorius boards a train for Lisbon, bent on discovering Prado's fate and on uncovering more of his work. He returns to the sites of Prado's life and interviews the major players—Prado's sisters, lovers, fellow resistors and estranged best friend—and begins to lose himself. The artful unspooling of Prado's fraught life is richly detailed: full of surprises and paradoxes, it incorporates a vivid rendering of the Portuguese resistance to Salazar. The novel, Mercier's third in Europe, was a blockbuster there. Long philosophical interludes in Prado's voice may not play as well in the U.S., but the book comes through on the enigmas of trying to live and write under fascism. (Jan.)
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  • Publication Date : October 7, 2008
  • File Size : 755 KB
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print Length : 470 pages
  • Publisher : Grove Press; Reprint Edition (October 7, 2008)
  • ASIN : B008V43KTA
  • Language: : English
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Lending : Enabled
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    4.0 out of 5 stars 510 ratings