The City and the Mountains

The City and the Mountains

by Eca de Queiros
     
 

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Eça de Queirós's novel is a hymn to country life: The City and The Mountains satirizes the emptiness of city life and of modernity itself. Wonderfully funny, it bubbles with joie de vivre.See more details below

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Eça de Queirós's novel is a hymn to country life: The City and The Mountains satirizes the emptiness of city life and of modernity itself. Wonderfully funny, it bubbles with joie de vivre.

Editorial Reviews

Alan Riding
“Portugal's Flaubert.”
Jose Saramago
“Portugal's greatest novelist.”
Steven G. Kellman - Review of Contemporary Fiction
“Costa's translation…moves between scathing satire of fashionable, privileged indolence, and endearing pastoral fantasy.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811217019
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date:
09/30/2008
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

One of the leading intellectuals of the "Generation of 1870," José Maria de Eça de Queirós (1845-1900) wrote twenty books, founded literary reviews, and for most of his life also worked as a diplomat, in Havana, London, and Paris.

Margaret Jull Costa is an award-winning translator of Portuguese and Spanish literature. She lives in the United Kingdom.

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