The Fat Man and Infinity
and Other Writings
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Fat Man and Infinity by Antonio Lobo Antunes
Book DescriptionAntonio Lobo Antunes's sole ambition from the age of seven was to be a writer. Here, in The Fat Man and Infinity, "the heir to Conrad and Faulkner" (George Steiner) reflects on the fractured paradise of his childhood-the world of prim, hypocritical, class-riven Lisbon in midcentury. His Proust-like memoirs, written over thirty years in chronicle form, pass through the filter of an adult who has known war and pain, and bear witness to the people whom he loved and who have gone into the dark. Stunningly translated by Margaret Jull Costa, in prose that glides like poetry, this is a modern-day chronicle of Portugal's imperfect past and arresting present, seen through the eyes of a master fiction writer, one on a short list to win a Nobel Prize. Readers particularly touched by Frank McCourt's Angela's Ashes will be drawn to this journey into the heart of one of our greatest living writers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393061987
(218mm x 152mm x 33mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 27-Mar-2009
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Antonio Lobo Antunes
Land at the End of the World, Paperback (July 2012)
"Brilliant ... harrowing... Packs the impact of an exploding mortar shell."-Kai Maristed, Los Angeles Times
Splendor of Portugal, Paperback (October 2011)
"Originally published in Portuguese as O Esplendor de Portugal by Publicacoes Dom Quixote, 1997."
What Can I Do When Everything's on Fire?, Paperback (September 2008)
A soaring, symphonic epic by the Portuguese master novelist, considered to be the "heir to Conrad and Faulkner" (George Steiner).
Inquisitors' Manual, Paperback / softback (April 2004)» View all books by Antonio Lobo Antunes
An international best-seller and the novel that established Antunes's reputation in Europe, "The Inquisitors' Manual" is a rewarding and stunning piece of art that shows the damage tyranny does to each layer of society.
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Author Biography - Antonio Lobo Antunes
Antonio Lobo Antunes, born in 1942, is the author of novels including What Can I Do When Everything's On Fire? and Act of the Damned. He lives in Lisbon, Portugal.
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