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A Breath of Life

by Clarice Lispector, Johnny Lorenz & Benjamin Moser

A mystical dialogue between a male author and his creation, this posthumous work has never before been translated, and is a book of particular beauty and strangeness.

A mystical dialogue between a male author...


The Passion According to G.H.

by Clarice Lispector, Idra Novey & Benjamin Moser

Lispector’s most shocking novel.

The Passion According to G.H., Clarice Lispector’s mystical novel of 1964, concerns a well-to-do Rio sculptress, G.H., who enters her maid’s room, sees a cockroach crawling...


What Can I Do When Everything's On Fire?: A Novel

by António Lobo Antunes & Gregory Rabassa

A soaring, symphonic epic by the Portuguese master novelist, considered to be the "heir to Conrad and Faulkner" (George Steiner). The razor-thin line between reality and madness is transgressed in this Faulknerian...


The Collected Novels of Jose Saramago

by Jose Saramago, Margaret Jull Costa & Ursula K. Le Guin

This collection, available exclusively in e-book form, brings together the twelve novels (and one novella) of the great Portuguese writer José Saramago, with an introductory essay by Ursula Le Guin. From Saramago's...


The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis

Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 1993

by Jose Saramago

The year: 1936. Europe dances while an invidious dictator establishes himself in Portugal. The city: Lisbon-gray, colorless, chimerical. Ricardo Reis, a doctor and poet, has just come home after sixteen years...


The Tale of the Unknown Island

by Jose Saramago

A man went to knock at the king's door and said, Give me a boat. The king's house had many other doors, but this was the door for petitions. Since the king spent all his time sitting at the door for favors (favors...


Seeing

by Jose Saramago & Margaret Jull Costa

On election day in the capital, it is raining so hard that no one has bothered to come out to vote. The politicians are growing jittery. Should they reschedule the elections for another day? Around three o’clock,...


The History of the Siege of Lisbon

by Jose Saramago

In this “ingenious” novel (New York Times) by “one of Europe’s most original and remarkable writers” (Los Angeles Times), a proofreader’s deliberate slip opens the door to romance-and confounds the...


The Double

by Jose Saramago & Margaret Jull Costa

José Saramago’s critically acclaimed novel and the inspiration for the major motion picture "Enemy" starring Jake Gyllenhaal and directed by Denis Villeneuve.


The Cave

by Jose Saramago & Margaret Jull Costa

Cipriano Algor, an elderly potter, lives with his daughter Marta and her husband Marçal in a small village on the outskirts of The Center, an imposing complex of shops, apartments, and offices to which Cipriano...


All the Names

by Jose Saramago & Margaret Jull Costa

Senhor José is a low-grade clerk in the city's Central Registry, where the living and the dead share the same shelf space. A middle-aged bachelor, he has no interest in anything beyond the certificates of birth,...


The Elephant's Journey

by Jose Saramago & Margaret Jull Costa

The tale of an elephant named Solomon who travels through sixteenth century Europe, from Lisbon to Vienna.


Death with Interruptions

by Jose Saramago & Margaret Jull Costa

Nobel Prize-winner Jose Saramago's brilliant new novel poses the question -- what happens when the grim reaper decides there will be no more death? On the first day of the new year, no one dies. This of course causes...


City of God: A Novel

by Paulo Lins & Alison Entrekin

The searing novel on which the internationally acclaimed hit film was based, City of God is a gritty, gorgeous tour de force from one of Brazil’s most notorious slums. Cidade de Deus: a place where the streets...


Manual of Painting and Calligraphy

by Jose Saramago & Giovanni Pontiero

An early example of Saramago's mastery, this novel takes us into the last days of Salazar's dictatorship when a second-rate artist is commissioned by a wealthy client to paint a portrait and the political and...


Cain

by Jose Saramago & Margaret Jull Costa

Nobel Prize winner Jose Saramago's last novel: a radical re-telling of the biblical story of Cain and Abel


The Relic: A Novel

by Jose Maria De Maria De E Eca de Queiros, Aubrey F. G. F. G. Bell & Harold Bloom

A satiric masterpiece, one of the funniest novels in European literature, and a profound critique of religion, science, and history


Orphans of Eldorado

by Milton Hatoum

Arminto Cordovil has inherited a fortune, and with it control of his father's shipping empire. But when a freighter, The Eldorado, crashes in the lower reaches of the Amazon, its shipwrecked hull seems tied...