Pereira Declares A Testimony Dr Pereira is an aging overweightjournalist who has failed to noticethe menacing cloud of fascism overSalazarist Portugal until one day hemeets an aspiring young writer andanti fascist Breaking out

  • Title: Pereira Declares: A Testimony
  • Author: Antonio Tabucchi Patrick Creagh
  • ISBN: 9780811213585
  • Page: 392
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dr Pereira is an aging, overweightjournalist who has failed to noticethe menacing cloud of fascism overSalazarist Portugal, until one day hemeets an aspiring young writer andanti fascist Breaking out of his apolitical torpor, Pereira reluctantly rises to heroism.

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    1. Antonio Tabucchi Patrick Creagh

      Antonio Tabucchi was an Italian writer and academic who taught Portuguese language and literature at the University of Siena, Italy.Deeply in love with Portugal, he was an expert, critic and translator of the works of the writer Fernando Pessoa from whom he drew the conceptions of saudade, of fiction and of the heteronomouses Tabucchi was first introduced to Pessoa s works in the 1960s when attending the Sorbonne He was so charmed that, back in Italy, he attended a course of Portuguese language for a better comprehension of the poet.

    109 thoughts on “Pereira Declares: A Testimony”

    1. It’s 1938, the time of the Spanish Civil War. Fascism under Franco of Spain is creeping into neighboring Portugal as well under its dictator Salazar. A kosher meat shop the main character frequents is vandalized by fascist thugs. Pereira, our main character, is a journalist having his mid-life crisis. His wife died a few years ago and he regrets that they never had children. He’s aging, lonely, overweight. He writes about art and literature and seems so disconnected from the political winds [...]

    2. It was one of those days when I had a good meal; the fresh herbs, the right salt, the approachable variety, the generous portions, the nice host. I walked back home with a content smile. Upon unlocking the door, a whiff of scented potpourri filled my senses and I sunk on my couch thinking, 'a day well spent, a tummy well fed.' I, then, switched off the lights of the living room and yawned to usher in a good night's sleep. I got up the next morning at the invigorating slant of the sunshine and wa [...]

    3. Young people: they can be a real pain when they play Daft Punk - and that is not a randomly capitalized qualifying adjective, I mean Daft Punk - at a volume level that stuns the snoozing song thrush out the tree, or when they turn the night time inner city streets into alcohol fuelled yodelling and technicolour burping festivals. Nevertheless they are our stake in the future, the next generation that will have to deal with what the previous one left behind, whatever kind of a mess that is.Pereir [...]

    4. Niente è come sembraVenticinque brevi capitoli punteggiati da quel salmodiante “Sostiene Pereira” che ci ricorda il linguaggio di una cosa raccontata, come una testimonianza resa al narratore.La scrittura, impeccabile e scorrevole, è sobria e registra unicamente i fatti minimizzando sensazioni o commenti.La storia di Pereira, un uomo tranquillo, innocuo, giornalista a fine carriera che scrive sulla pagina culturale di un piccolo giornale di Lisbona. E’ il 1938, durante il regime dittator [...]

    5. What a lovely piece of writing it is. I really do not want to waste your time that you could devote to read the story itself so I'll try to be brief. Like inThe Requiem, the previous story by Tabucchi I've read, we are in scorching Lisbon again where a chubby, mid-aged journalist named Pereira, every day talking with a photograph of his deceased wife, thinks about death, soul and resurrection of the body. Accidentally having come across on an article written by Monteiro Rossi, on impulse engages [...]

    6. Frequentare il futuro "Il mondo è un problema e certo non saremo noi a risolverlo."Esistono opere che assumono valore universale e trascendono il contesto in cui sono narrate.Lo stile pacato e soffuso, quasi dimesso, di Tabucchi risulta indispensabile nel delineare il risveglio dal torpore, quella rinascita a cui noi, molti di noi, smettiamo presto di anelare.L'arido e triste mondo esterno non è forse specchio dell'accettazione del nostro grigio microcosmo, reso purtroppo una costante nel quot [...]

    7. Ο Ταμπούκι με έναν απλό και μινιμαλιστικό τρόπο γραφής μας μιλάει για τον Περέιρα… Ένα μεσήλικα ευτραφή υπάλληλο μιας εφημερίδας στην Λισαβόνα, ο οποίος έχει αποδεχθεί την μικροαστική και μίζερη ζωή του. Ο Περέιρα είναι μοναχικός τύπος, μιλάει συχνά με την φωτογραφία της [...]

    8. È con le lacrime agli occhi che scrivo, ho appena finito di leggere. È un periodo di merda per me, e negli ultimi due giorni non sono stata in grado di fare nulla per la strage avvenuta nella mia amatissima città e per le manifestazioni di razzismo e fascismo latenti che ho ritrovato in commenti, social media, scambi di opinioni con vicini e conoscenti. Ho il cuore a pezzi e probabilmente quel che mi ci voleva davvero era Tabucchi con questo inno alla libertà, questo racconto romantico e cor [...]

    9. Δεν εχω διαβασει ποτε ξανα Ταμπουκι , δεν ηξερα τιποτα γι'αυτον μεχρι που διαβασα το βιβλιο "τα 3 επιπεδα της ζωης" του τζουλιαν μπαρνς(*θριαμβευτικες ιαχες*)και εκει το ανεφερε ως ενα βιβλιο διαχειρισης του πενθους.ομως τελικα ηταν πολυ περισσότερο απο αυτο Η ιστορια εκτυλισ [...]

    10. Set in Lisbon in 1938, when fascism was running riot across Europe, a lonely, obese middle-aged man follows his heart. Read it to discover one of the most unassuming heroes in literature.

    11. Obsessed suddenly and unexplainably with death Doctor Pereira seeks out a journalist who has written a magazine article on the subject. They meet at a restaurant. Monteiro Rossi is young, not obsessed with death but with life. Charismatic, he reminds Pereira of the son he has never had and his own youth which he will not talk about. Monteiro Rossi has no interest in death. His interest is in life and living. The article turns out to be excerpts from his bogus thesis at school. He is broke and de [...]

    12. الكاتب الإيطالي انطونيو تابوكي الشغوف بالبرتغال ولغتها وشاعرها بيسوا, يكتب عن الاستبداد والرقابة والأدب والصحافة ودور الكُتاب ومواقفهم من سياسات ومشكلات بلادهم, ليس فقط في البرتغال التي عانت من ديكتاتورية انطونيو سالازار ولكن في في بلاد أوروبية أخرى في فترة ما قبل الحرب ا [...]

    13. ***UPDTAED 2013 August, 28th *** Translated from Catalan to English:When a book makes you think.Disguised as an endearing story, sweet and juicy as a ripe summer peach, “Sostiene Pereira" is a novel that will remain in your thoughts for some time after you've turned the last page.Pereira is an unusual hero: an overweight man of advanced age, a lonely widower whose dreams he never reveals, a man who talks to the portrait of his deceased wife. Pereira works as head of the Cultural Section in the [...]

    14. I enjoyed every minute spent with this book. It is short and it is presented as a mystery, two things I usually avoid. Still I ended up loving it exactly as it was. You've got a journalist writing the culture section of an evening paper in Lisbon. It is 1938. He is apolitical, and yet the Spanish Civil War is in full swing and he is a journalist! Guernica has happened. What will wake him up? Will he wake up? He insists; he is only responsible for the culture page. N-O-T-H-I-N-G M-O-R-E!!! He is [...]

    15. My third reading (at least) and, like all Tabucchi’s best work (Requiem, Vanishing Point, Indian Nocturne), it gets better each time. In fact, I find it hard to imagine how any serious reader (who enjoys breaks from formula and doesn’t need things cut and dried) could dislike it. It’s warm, funny, charming, deft as hell. A civilised story of civilisation in danger. And an act of magic in ways I can’t describe, not without giving it away a little at least. A friend (Stephen P) remarks Tab [...]

    16. I needed something lighter to read recently and found "Pereira Declares" to be just the thing coming in at just over 100 pages. Thanks to Fionnuala for the suggestion. The lightness of the book in terms of size and readability, should not be confused with lightness of message. This novella carries a great deal of baggage. It is set in 1938 Portugal against the background of Fascism in Portugal, Italy and Germany while the civil war rages in Spain. This is not to be forgotten. Nor is the oft repe [...]

    17. I am 46 years old. Happily married for 17 years. I and my beautiful wife have been blessed with a daughter who is now 16 years old. Three years ago, I bought 501 Must Read Books and thought of reading the books included in it. My brother came across 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die and suggested that we read all those books as well. I agreed. In the course of my research about one of the books we read, I came across . Then in it, I saw The Filipino Group. I felt happy that Filipinos have [...]

    18. Esempio di rara bellezzaTabucchi mi ha stregata. Può una storia semplice, con dei personaggi tutto sommato ordinari, narrata con un linguaggio quotidiano e scarno, conquistare?Sostiene Pereira è la prova che sì, è possibile (o almeno, così sostengo io). Di Pereira abbiamo una descrizione essenziale, focalizzata su pochi particolari, e tuttavia questi risultano essere i particolari giusti, atti a dipingere il personaggio in maniera efficacissima, oltre che rendercelo simpatico.Questo è un e [...]

    19. msarki.tumblr/post/8015637My adventure in reading this novel Pereira Declares can be summed up by the word enjoyable. Antonio Tabucchi clearly bought me out completely. I loved every word of this translation. Though I am not, for the most part, political, I do empathize with the trying times of Portugal during this period in our world history, though I do not have a personal frame of reference for my understanding. I do hate all oppression and suppression, and believe I would fight to the death [...]

    20. بيريرا يدعي القراءة الثانية لأنطونيو تابوكي بعد (هذيان)، في هذه الرواية نحن في لشبونة سالازار وقت الحرب الأهلية الإسبانية، مع بيريرا الصحافي المسؤول عن صفحة ثقافية في جريدة ليشبوا، يعيش بيريرا حياة هادئة، قانعة، ولكن يتم هز حياته عندما يلجها وبقوة شاب ثوري يدعى (مونتيرو روس [...]

    21. Che libro MERAVIGLIOSO.La scoperta di un'anima e del significato della vita, a partire dalle riflessioni sulla morte.No, di più: la rinascita di un'anima, la possibilità di una nuova vita, all'ombra della morte.Grazie, LauraT, per avermelo fatto scoprire: esco dalla lettura commossa, e non mi capita spesso.

    22. Tórrido agosto de 1938 en Lisboa. El dictador Salazar en el poder. En España, la República tiene todas las de perder, al contar Franco con el apoyo de los fascistas alemanes e italianos, y también con el de unos cuantos patriotas portugueses, que cruzan la Raya para luchar al lado de los nacionales.En este marco vive Pereira, periodista afianzado en sus rutinas: sus omelettes a las finas hierbas, sus visitas al café Orquídea, las múltiples limonadas colmadas de azúcar que trasiega cada d [...]

    23. Ad Tabucchis memoriam.Queste entrate da classicista sono quasi rivoltantioh mio DioIl fatto che io abbia letto Sostiene Pereira proprio in questo periodo non ha nulla di possibilmente casuale o misterioso, il motivo è talmente scontato che non ha senso sprecarci parole sopra.Quando ho saputo che è morto Tabucchi mi è dispiaciuto, e soprattutto mi sentivo in colpa perché io neanche un mese prima avevo letto il suo saggino, La gastrite di Platone, e me ne ero lamentata senza riserve. A vederlo [...]

    24. يدعّي عبدالكريم أن تابوكي بنى الرواية بناءاً مترابط وتصاعدي في الحبكة, بشكل ليس سريعا مخلاً ولا بطيئاً مملاً. التفاصيل الصغيرة في الرواية والتي ركز عليها تابوكي (الليموناضة, صورة الزوجة, نبضات القلب) كانت تضفي للأحداث صورتها الطبيعية,كما يدعي عبدالكريم. نقطة الظهور في الروا [...]

    25. This has been a totally enthralling read!The narrative is simple and the tone of the narrator is calm, if a little tongue-in-cheek. But the story grabs you from the first page right through the end. This is not a thriller though. It is just the story of a certain period in an ordinary middle-aged widower’s life, set in authoritarian Portugal in the 30s (circa the Spanish Civil War period). It so happens that during that period he meets two idealistic anarchist youngsters, and his life and his [...]

    26. Sostiene Pereira è un inno alla libertà e all'importanza del ruolo degli intellettuali, sull'essenzialità di nutrire una coscienza, se non politica, almeno di forte pregnanza etica, in cui la cultura abbia la funzione non di un rifugio sicuro e disimpegnato, ma di un faro. Sostiene Pereira è un grido contro l'indifferenza, un'esortazione all'azione e al libero pensiero, unici mezzi per contrastare il dilagare delle ideologie estremiste. Un romanzo irrinunciabile che merita tutta la celebrazi [...]

    27. Storia pacata del risveglio di una coscienza quasi sopita, prigioniera di un dolce vissuto personale in cui il protagonista trova conforto per il vivere quotidiano.Una lettura casuale di un articolo porta all'incontro con chi il presente lo vive e pian piano, all'inizio quasi inconsapevolmente, Pereira riprende a fare le sue scelte affrontando il mondo che ha di fronte.

    28. *** Pode conter spoilers ***A acção desta história decorre em Lisboa no Verão de 1938 e tem como pano de fundo a Europa conturbada da época: o salazarismo em Portugal, a guerra civil em Espanha, o fascismo em Itália, o nacional-socialismo na Alemanha.Neste contexto, a vida do senhor Pereira - um homem viúvo, de meia idade, sem filhos e que diz acreditar na ressurreição da alma mas não na da incómoda carne - decorre calmamente entre limonadas, omeletes, conversas com o retrato da falec [...]

    29. Saramago, nel suo capolavoro L’anno della morte di Ricardo Reis, posa lo sguardo sulla Lisbona del 1936, anno in cui la dittatura di Salazar inizia a prendere posizione a favore del nazismo e del fascismo, anno in cui non morì soltanto Ricardo Reis, ma morirono la democrazia e la libertà in Europa e dunque anche in Portogallo. Tabucchi racconta una piccola grande storia di coraggio nella Lisbona del 1938: a distanza di due anni la situazione era peggiorata, la guerra civile spagnola ferveva [...]

    30. أول قراءة لأنطونيو تابوكى الكاتب ايطالى الجنسية برتغالى الهوى كما يُقال عنه هذه الرواية صغيرة الحجم وهى جيدة بالرغم من بعض الملل فى البداية وبطء الاحداث وقلة الشخصيات الا أنها عجبتى جدا فى النهاية تدور أحداث الرواية فى البرتغال وتتزامن مع الحرب الأهلية الاسبانية فى أواخر ا [...]

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