2001. First American Edition. Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
19 years before he won the Nobel Prize for literature, Portuguese novelist Saramago (Blindness) journeyed across his homeland, hoping "to write a book on Portugal that [would be] capable of offering a fresh way of looking, a new way of feeling" about the country's history and culture. Out of that personal quest comes this monumental work, a literary hybrid that intermingles an intimate portrait of a nation with aspects of a novel, travel log and guide book.
Fine in a Fine Dust Jacket. 9.5 inches tall; 452 pages with an index; fully illustrated with photographs.
Awarded the Nobel Prize For Literature.
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