First Edition of The History of the Siege of Lisbon; Signed by Nobel Prize-winning Author Jose Saramago

  • History of the Siege of Lisbon.

History of the Siege of Lisbon.


Item Number: 145

New York: Harcourt, 1996.

First American edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed and dated by Jose Saramago. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

The Portugese writer Jose Saramago is the recipient of both the 1995 Camões Prize and 1998 Nobel Prize in Literature. Harold Bloom described Saramago as "the greatest living novelist" and considers him to be "a permanent part of the Western canon (Evans, 2002)."The brilliantly original achievement of Siege is the comical, hesitant, and powerfully erotic progress of the couple's mutual courtship. . . . Saramago is one of Europe's most original and remarkable writers. His writing is imbued with a spirit of comic inquiry, meditative pessimism and a quietly transforming energy that turns the indefinite into the unforgettable" (The Los Angeles Times Book Review).

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