Joseph Walser's Machine

Joseph Walser's Machine

by Goncalo M Tavares
     
 

Continuing Tavares's award-winning "Kingdom" series (begun in "Jerusalem," winner of the Saramago Prize), "Joseph Walser's Machine" recounts a life of bizarre routines and patterns. Routine humiliation at a factory; routine maintenance of the world's most esoteric collection; and the most important routine of all: the operation of a mysterious machine on a

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Overview

Continuing Tavares's award-winning "Kingdom" series (begun in "Jerusalem," winner of the Saramago Prize), "Joseph Walser's Machine" recounts a life of bizarre routines and patterns. Routine humiliation at a factory; routine maintenance of the world's most esoteric collection; and the most important routine of all: the operation of a mysterious machine on a factory floor. Yet all of Joseph Walser's routines are violently disrupted when his city is occupied by an invading army, leaving him faced with political intrigues, marital discord, and finally, one last, catastrophic confrontation with his beloved machine.

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"Tavares has no right to be writing so well at the age of 35. One feels like punching him!"--José Saramago

Dalkey Archive Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781564786777
Publisher:
Dalkey Archive Press
Publication date:
03/15/2012
Series:
Portuguese Literature Series
Pages:
170
Sales rank:
325,809
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Gonçalo M. Tavares was born in 1970. He has published numerous books since 2001 and has been awarded an impressive number of literary prizes in a very short time, including the Saramago Prize in 2005.

A. G. Porta was born in Barcelona in 1954. He gained prominence in the Spanish literary world when he won the Ambito Literario de Narrativa Prize in 1984 for a novel written with Roberto Bolano. After a silence of over ten years-which Bolano claimed that Porta spent reading and rereading Joyce-he began publishing novels to widespread critical acclaim.

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