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Pereira Maintains

Pereira Maintains

Author(s): Antonio Tabucchi

Location(s): Lisbon

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1938



A short novel by the Italian writer Antonio Tabucchi who died March 2012. Salazar’s government at the time was sympathetic to fascism, in similar vein to Mussolini and Franco.
Pereira is a journalist and is asked to set up a Culture section and duly employs Monteiro Rossi, who it turns out is a dissident and Pereira finds himself supporting their cause.

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Tabucchi now takes his place alongside Irene Nemirovsky, Sandor Marai and Stefan Zweig as one of the great Continental rediscoveries for English-speaking readers in recent years –Daily Telegraph

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