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Joseph Walser's Machine (portuguese Literature Series)

by Gonçalo M. Tavares
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Product Details

  • Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
  • Publishing date: 20111108
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 9781564786777
  • ISBN: 1564786773


“Tavares has no right to be writing so well at the age of 35. One feels like punching him!”—José Saramago

Continuing Tavares’s award-winning “Kingdom” series (begun in Jerusalem, winner of the Saramago Prize), Joseph Walser’s Machine recounts a life of bizarre routines and patterns. Routine humiliation at a factory; routine maintenance of the world’s most esoteric collection; and the most important routine of all: the operation of a mysterious machine on a factory floor. Yet all of Joseph Walser’s routines are violently disrupted when his city is occupied by an invading army, leaving him faced with political intrigues, marital discord, and finally, one last, catastrophic confrontation with his beloved machine.

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