The Great Shadow: And Other Stories

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Dedalus, 1996 - Fiction - 249 pages
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"When in 1916, Mario de Sa-Carneiro committed suicide in Paris at the age of twenty-six, he left behind him and extraordinary body of work, which dealt obsessively with the problems of identity, madness and solitude." "The Great Shadow (and other stories) looks more deeply into the obsessive, tortured soul of the author and confirms his unique dark talent."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Decadent writing at its best. Sá-Carneiro is obsessed with artistry and lavishing lush detail on everything he sees, including an outsider's live in Paris at the turn of the last century. One of the ... Read full review

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This, next to Lolita, is probably my favorite book. I want to be buried with both books at my side. The Great Shadow is not quite a novel, and not quite a prose poem. It is a dream glimpsed through ... Read full review



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Margaret Jull Costa has translated into the English more than 35 books, including Nobel Laureate Jose Saramago's "All the Names" & "The Tale of the Unknown Island", Antonio Perez Reverte's "The Flander's Panel", Fernando Pessoa's Book of Disquiet" & Luisa Valenzuela's "Bedside Manners". She lives in London.

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