"You have to leave the island in order to see the island, that we can't see ourselves unless we become free of ourselves, Unless we escape from ourselves you mean, No, that's not the same thing": First Edition of Tale of the Unknown Island; Signed by Jose Saramago
Tale of the Unknown Island.
Saramago, Jose; Illustrated by Peter Sis.$300.00
Item Number: 132
New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1999.
First edition of Saramago’s classic short story. Octavo, original boards, cartographic endpapers, illustrated. Signed and dated by Jose Saramago on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Illustrated by Peter Sis. Translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa.
"The Little Prince has an heir...Not since Antoine de Saint-Exupery's classic has a book come along with so much to offer adults and smart kids both" (SanFrancisco Chronicle). "A richly enigmatic short story, a mischievous and thoughtful satire. The Swedes knew what they were doing when they honored Saramago. He may be the world's greatest novelist" (Kirkus Reviews).