The City and the Mountains
City and the Mountains by Jose Maria de Eca de Queiros
Book DescriptionBorn in Paris, Jacinto is the heir to a vast estate in Portugal which he has never visited. He mixes with the creme de la creme of Paris society, but is monumentally bored. And then he receives a letter from his estate manager saying that they plan to move the bones of his ancestors to the newly renovated chapel-would he like to be there? With great trepidation, Jacinto sets off with his best friend, the narrator, on the mammoth train journey through France and Spain to Portugal. What they discover in the simple country life will upend their own lives deliciously...Newly translated by the acclaimed translator Margaret Jull Costa, New Directions is proud to publish The City and The Mountains, and to once again bring Eca de Queiros' brilliant prose to life.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780811217019
(203mm x 132mm x 20mm)
Imprint: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 14-Dec-2012
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Jose Maria de Eca de Queiros
One of the leading intellectuals of the "Generation of 1870," Jose Maria de Eca de Queiros (1845-1900) wrote twenty books, founded literary reviews, and for most of his life also worked as a diplomat, in Havana, London, and Paris. Margaret Jull Costa is the award-winning translator of works by Eca de Quieros, Javier Marias, and Jose Saramago.
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