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The Resource Skylight, Jose Saramago ; translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa

Skylight, Jose Saramago ; translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa

Label
Skylight
Title
Skylight
Statement of responsibility
Jose Saramago ; translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa
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Contributor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • por
  • eng
Summary
"A previously unpublished novel by a literary master, Skylight tells the intertwined stories of the residents of a faded apartment building in 1940s Lisbon. Silvestre and Mariana, a happily married elderly couple, take in a young nomad, Abel, and soon discover their many differences. Adriana loves Beethoven more than any man, but her budding sexuality brings new feelings to the surface. Carmen left Galicia to marry humble Emilio, but hates Lisbon and longs for her first love, Manolo. Lidia used to work the streets, but now she's kept by Paulo, a wealthy man with a wandering eye. These are just some of the characters in this early work, completed by Saramago in 1953 but never published until now. With his characteristic compassion, depth, and wit, Saramago shows us the quiet contentment of a happy family and the infectious poison of an unhappy one. We see his characters' most intimate moments as well as the casual encounters particular to neighbors living in close proximity. Skylight is a portrait of ordinary people, painted by a master of the quotidian, a great observer of the immense beauty and profound hardships of the modern world"--
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Summary
"A previously unpublished novel by a literary master, Skylight tells the intertwined stories of the residents of a faded apartment building in 1940s Lisbon. Silvestre and Mariana, a happily married elderly couple, take in a young nomad, Abel, and soon discover their many differences. Adriana loves Beethoven more than any man, but her budding sexuality brings new feelings to the surface. Carmen left Galicia to marry humble Emilio, but hates Lisbon and longs for her first love, Manolo. Lidia used to work the streets, but now she's kept by Paulo, a wealthy man with a wandering eye. These are just some of the characters in this early work, completed by Saramago in 1953 but never published until now. With his characteristic compassion, depth, and wit, Saramago shows us the quiet contentment of a happy family and the infectious poison of an unhappy one. We see his characters' most intimate moments as well as the casual encounters particular to neighbors living in close proximity. Skylight is a portrait of ordinary people, painted by a master of the quotidian, a great observer of the immense beauty and profound hardships of the modern world"--
Storyline
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Character
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10360249
Cataloging source
DLC
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Saramago, José
Dewey number
869.3/42
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ9281.A66
LC item number
C5813 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Costa, Margaret Jull
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Apartment house life
  • Neighbors
  • Sexuality
  • Apartment dwellers
  • Boarders
  • City life
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • Portugal
Target audience
adult
Label
Skylight, Jose Saramago ; translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn867078139
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 299 pages
Isbn
9780544090026
Lccn
2014034511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)867078139
Label
Skylight, Jose Saramago ; translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn867078139
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 299 pages
Isbn
9780544090026
Lccn
2014034511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)867078139

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