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The Double Jose Saramago

The Double By Jose Saramago

The Double by Jose Saramago


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Summary

Watching a rented video, Tertuliano Maximo Afonso is shocked to notice that one of the actors is identical to him in every physical detail. Saramago's novel explores the nature of individuality and examines the fear and insecurity that arise when our singularity comes under threat, when even a wife cannot tell the original from the imposter...

The Double Summary

The Double: (Enemy) by Jose Saramago

Watching a rented video, Tertuliano Maximo Afonso is shocked to notice that one of the actors is identical to him in every physical detail. He embarks on a secret quest to find his double and sets in motion a train of events that he cannot control. Saramago's novel explores the nature of individuality and examines the fear and insecurity that arise when our singularity comes under threat, when even a wife cannot tell the original from the imposter...

The Double Reviews

Quite unlike anything else * London Review of Books *
A Borgesian fable with a marvellous flavour all its own -- Phillip Hensher, Books of the Year * Spectator *
A comic and profound exploration of the self... A uniquely seductive writer * Daily Telegraph *
The Double is Saramago at his most practised and polished. It is philosophy and thriller rolled into one * Independent *
Indebted to Borges and with a nod to Auster, he manages to surpass both with the audacity and sheer erudition of his prose -- Catherine Taylor * The Guardian *

About Jose Saramago

Jose Saramago is one of the most important international writers of the last hundred years. Born in Portugal in 1922, he was in his sixties when he came to prominence as a writer with the publication of Baltasar and Blimunda. A huge body of work followed, translated into more than forty languages, and in 1998 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Saramago died in June 2010.

Additional information

GOR001524930
9780099461654
009946165X
The Double: (Enemy) by Jose Saramago
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2005-10-06
304
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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