Jak tvrdí Pereira
Antonio Tabucchi
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Jak tvrdí Pereira

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Lisboa, 1938. Bajo la opresiva dictadura de Salazar, el furor de la guerra civil espanola llamando a la puerta y el fascismo italiano de fondo, Pereira, un periodista dedicado a la seccion de sucesos, recibe el encargo de dirigir la pagina cultural de un mediocre periodico. Necesitado de un colaborador, contacta con Monteiro Rossi, joven inequivocamente comprometido con la...more
137 pages
Published 2005 by Brno: Barrister & Principal (first published January 1994)
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Aug 21, 2013 ·Karen· rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: Everyone who might at any time need their faith in humanity restored
Young people: they can be a real pain when they play Daft Punk - and that is not a randomly capitalized qualifying adjective, I mean Daft Punk - at a volume level that stuns the snoozing song thrush out the tree, or when they turn the night time inner city streets into alcohol fuelled yodelling and technicolour burping festivals. Nevertheless they are our stake in the future, the next generation that will have to deal with what the previous one left behind, whatever kind of a mess that is.
K.D. Absolutely
Jan 11, 2011 K.D. Absolutely rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to K.D. by: 501 Must Read Books; 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die
Shelves: 1001-core, 501
I am 46 years old. Happily married for 17 years. I and my beautiful wife have been blessed with a daughter who is now 16 years old. Three years ago, I bought 501 Must Read Books and thought of reading the books included in it. My brother came across 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die and suggested that we read all those books as well. I agreed. In the course of my research about one of the books we read, I came across Goodreads. Then in it, I saw The Filipino Group. I felt happy that Filipi...more
M. Sarki

My adventure in reading this novel Pereira Declares can be summed up by the word enjoyable. Antonio Tabucchi clearly bought me out completely. I loved every word of this translation. Though I am not, for the most part, political, I do empathize with the trying times of Portugal during this period in our world history, though I do not have a personal frame of reference for my understanding. I do hate all oppression and suppression, and believe I would fight...more
***UPDTAED 2013 August, 28th ***
Translated from Catalan to English:

When a book makes you think.
Disguised as an endearing story, sweet and juicy as a ripe summer peach, “Sostiene Pereira" is a novel that will remain in your thoughts for some time after you've turned the last page.
Pereira is an unusual hero: an overweight man of advanced age, a lonely widower whose dreams he never reveals, a man who talks to the portrait of his deceased wife. Pereira works as head of the Cultural Section in the l...more
Ad Tabucchis memoriam.

Queste entrate da classicista sono quasi rivoltanti..oh mio Dio..

Il fatto che io abbia letto Sostiene Pereira proprio in questo periodo non ha nulla di possibilmente casuale o misterioso, il motivo è talmente scontato che non ha senso sprecarci parole sopra.
Quando ho saputo che è morto Tabucchi mi è dispiaciuto, e soprattutto mi sentivo in colpa perché io neanche un mese prima avevo letto il suo saggino, La gastrite di Platone, e me ne ero lamentata senza riserve. A vederlo...more
Set in Lisbon in 1938, when fascism was running riot across Europe, a lonely, obese middle-aged man follows his heart. Read it to discover one of the most unassuming heroes in literature.
Pereira afirma que acredita na alma, mas não na ressurreição da carne. Nem quer acreditar; "Toda aquela banha que o acompanha quotidianamente, o suor, a fadiga ao subir as escadas, porque deveriam ressuscitar?"
Pereira afirma que é o responsável pela redação cultural de um jornal de Lisboa; e que os seus dias se resumem a fazer selecções e traduções de textos para publicação, tendo sempre a devida preocupação com a censura; e que as suas noites são passadas a falar com o retrato da falecida mulhe...more
Alberto Schiariti
Partiamo dal fondo, quasi fuori dal libro: dalle note finali. Pereira è un personaggio bellissimo, non nel senso estetico del termine, ma come caratterizzazione. E' descritto così bene, che mi era venuto il forte sospetto che non potesse essere completamente inventato. E proprio in fondo al libro, nelle note, Tabucchi spiega di come avesse trovato nella sua vita un personaggio in cerca d'autore. Il nome è inventato, ma l'omino sovrappeso, con problemi di cuore e vedovo non è completamente frutto...more
The Spanish Civil War is thundering on. The prospects for the Republicans are not looking good. Mussolini, Hitler, and Salazar (Portugal's dictator) are helping Franco to defeat them.

Meanwhile, across the border in Portugal's capital Lisbon the widower Pereira edits the cultural page of a minor Lisbon newspaper. He works alone in an office remote from the paper's headquarters. When he is not in his office or at home where he relates the happenings of his day to the portrait of his dead wife, he...more
"Le ragioni del cuore sono le più importanti, bisogna sempre seguire le ragioni del cuore, questo i dieci comandamenti non lo dicono, ma glielo dico io, comunque bisogna stare con gli occhi aperti, nonostante tutto, cuore, sì, sono d'accordo, ma anche occhi bene aperti"

Chi è Pereira?
Si potrebbe dire che Pereira è un pezzo del passato strappato a quest' ultimo.E non è in grado di vivere se non nel suo ricordo.
Ma la storia viene a bussare alla sua porta, e proprio sotto forma della morte, sotto...more
Archit Nanda
Pereira is a middle aged widower who is in-charge of the cultural page of an evening newspaper, Lisboa. He hires an assistant, Monterio Rossi, for writing obituaries of famous writers who are still alive. So that he has 'ready obituaries' to publish if any of these writers happened to die. Pereira's life consists of a fat body, a portrait of his dead wife and a caretaker(who he believes to be a spy). Pereira predominantly lives in the memories of his past life. He is little interested in the pol...more
Its 1938 and a blazing sun is crushing Lisbon. It has 38 degrees in the shade and in the editorial office of the cultural pages of Lisboa, a small insignificant newspaper, Pereira declares to have suffered from the heat. Under the dictatorship of Salazar, as in all dictatorships, culture is gagged and censored, therefore Pereira merely translates neutral texts of French writers from the 19th century, like those of Maupassant or Balzac. Pereira declares he is not interested in politics and he rea...more
Apr 11, 2012 Hayes marked it as to-be-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history, italian, new-new
My son read this for school. He devoured it, finishing it in two days. My husband is next in line and then I will be able to read it.

There is also a film with the great Daniel Auteuil and the even greater Marcello Mastroianni.

Absolutely perfect, Jonathan declares
Laura Leaney
This slender volume of fewer than 200 pages is set in Salazar's Portugal, during the swelter of summer in 1938. Dr Pereira, an elderly obese feature writer for the second-rate newspaper the Lisboa keeps a quiet orderly life working on the “culture page,” though he had once been a crime reporter for a first-class paper in his prime. The book features his narrow routines: the tram rides and steps taken to his cramped office on the Rua Rodrigo da Fonseca, his omelettes and lemonades at the Café Orq...more
Che impressione.

Che bella impressione poter arrivare alla non mia verde età e trovare ancora tante cose da scoprire, poter correggere tante impressioni superficiali sbagliate. Non si finisce mai di imparare. Beata ignoranza!

Avevo totalmente ignorato "Sostiene Pereira" al momento dell'uscita, facendomene una vaga idea (basata su non si sa cosa) che trattasse di malinconici signori che consumavano vino rosé sulla terrazza di qualche bar a Caiscais o altre zone chic del Portogallo. Macché...

Asma awadh
أعلن رسمياً عن اعجابي بكتابات الروائي الإيطالي انطونيو تابوكي ,الرواية الثالثة لي معه بعد ساحة إيطاليا ورأس داماسنترو الضائع والأخيرة وتكاد تكون الأروع بينهن بيررا يدعي.
كعادة انطونيو يتخذ من حدث معين حدث امامه بداية لتفجر قلمه لكتابة الرواية يتحدث تابوكي في مقدمة الكتاب عن وفاة كاتب برتغالي كبير في المهجر(فرنسا)لكان قلمه دائماً شوكة في حلوق الحكم الدكتاتوري في البرتغال حينها .
تتحدث الرواية عن صحفي أربعيني أرمل يدير صفحة ثقافية في جريدة مسائية لاتهتم بما يجري من حولها من أحداث هامة في ذلك الوقت (...more
This is a classic Italian novel that one has to read! "Sostiene Pereira" is a wonderful psychological character study set in a time of political uncertainty--Fascist Portugal in the summer of 1938, with the Spanish Civil War raging next door. Dr Pereira is the middle-aged, overweight editor of the culture page of a Lisbon evening paper; widowed and childless, he talks to a photo of his wife and dines on omelettes aux fines herbes. He has not been following political events and his translations o...more
جميلة و راقتني كثيراً .. لا أذكر أني قرأت لكاتب برتغالي .. هذا البلد الهادىء والذي يقبع في رأيي في الصفوف الخلفية ..
بيريرا يدّعي .. و الصوت الثالث .. كان لهذه الحبكة الجمالية أثرها الساحر في السرد .. حزنت لما اصاب روسي .. وفرحت للأنا المهيّمنة
التي اكتشفها بيريرا .. ففي نهاية الأمر .. كان لحياته معنى .. فصورة زوجته كانت الرفيقة الدائمة حتى وهو يتشكل في أنا جديدة :)
Another Tabucchi novel set in Lisbon. It is 1938: the Spanish Civil War is in full force, Hitler is marching across Europe, and Salazaar is growing more and more tyrannical in Portugal. The time to choose sides has come. Periera, the culture editor of a small Lisbon newspaper, does just that. But perhaps putting it so actively and dramatically is not quite right. Periera does not so much choose sides as find himself pushed to one side by a series of circumstances, some of them quite beyond his c...more
Start from Scratch  (Maria)
Pereira fu "concepito" in un viaggio a Lisbona durante il quale lo scrittore si trovò, quasi per caso, nei pressi di una una camera ardente; la salma apparteneva ad un giornalista noto per essersi schierato contro il regime oppressivo che controllava il Portogallo in quel periodo.
L'ammirazione per il coraggio dimostrato dal cronista sconosciuto si insinuò silenziosamente in Tabucchi e germogliò, parecchio tempo dopo, in un individuo paffuto e cardiopatico nel quale riconosciamo il futuro Pereir...more
César Valenzuela
Antonio Tabucchi en su novela “Sostiene Pereira” ha creado un personaje y una novela memorables. Es una gran historia, entre otras cosas, sobre la nostalgia, las ataduras que impone el pasado y la búsqueda de la libertad.
“Soy sólo el oscuro director de la página cultural de un modesto periódico de la tarde, escribo efemérides de escritores ilustres y traduzco cuentos franceses del siglo pasado, no se puede hacer más”, afirma Pereira, pero él y hace mucho más que eso.
Estamos en Portugal, en 193...more
I recieved a copy of this book through Firstreads. It took me quite a long time to get through it, as there wasn't really anything compelling me to keep reading. The beginning is very strong, and the book showed a lot of promise at the start, but definitely weakened as it went on. Pereira is an odd character. He lives on omelettes and lemonade, and works as a journalist for an evening paper. He's still grieving for his late wife, and talks to her picture on a regular basis. He's very gullible, a...more
Dimitar Darren
Срещата ми с "Твърди Перейра" беше като влюбване от пръв поглед, т.е. от "първото изречение". С повечето романи ми трябват поне двайсет страници, докато усетя атмосферата и преценя дали се побирам в нея, а тук влязох в повествованието от раз, засмука ме и не ме остави до финала. До такава степен се припознах в атмосферните изпарения на прозата (привидно семпла) на Табуки, че два дена обикалях София с чувството, че съм в Лисабон и съм наблюдаван от копоите на Салазар. Не го прочетох, а го изживях...more
An ode to History and to the role played by a single man caught up in its flow.
A Story of death, repentance, self-discovery and - finally - Life.
Mientras Leo
Sostiene Pereira... una hermosa coletilla para una bella historia
Gertrude & Victoria
Delightfully declared! Antonio Tabucchi's Pereira Declares is an amusing story about an aged man, Dr. Pereira, who works as a journalist for the Lisboa newspaper in Portugal during the time of the Spanish Civil War. He is in charge of the culture section - mostly a one-man show - which keeps him satisfied, busy, and out of harm's reach - at least momentarily.

Tabucchi's character sketch of the protagonist is well-balanced and nuanced. Dr. Pereira is a rather simple man, a shade superstitious, wit...more
Novela ambientada en la Lisboa de agosto de 1.938, bajo la dictadura salacista, y en plena guerra civil española. Narrada en tercera persona (sería curioso contar el número de veces que aparece la palabra “sostiene”), describe la historia de un periodista encargado de la sección cultural de un diario vespertino.

Es una novela cargada de melancolía, como la vida del personaje. Es una vida proyectada en el pasado, de un viudo que espera la muerte, sin ninguna ambición especial, tras el fallecimient...more
Кремена Михайлова
Перейра – „чичко”, който води самотен, еднообразен живот, обърнат към миналото (което също не е било кой знае колко интересно), но спечелва читателите с това, че е невъзмутимо откровен и непредубеден. Скука, от която не ти става противно, напротив - Перейра е някак симпатичен, може би просто защото никому не прави зло... Никак не ми беше невероятен големият контраст между тихото живуркане на Перейра и решителните му действия в края на книгата.

За някои животът може да е така обикновен, равен, но...more
بيريرا يدّعي...وستسمع ادعاءاته كثيرا خلال صفحات الرواية...فالجملة تتكرر بداية كل فصل من فصولها ونهايته

بيريرا الصحفي العجوز الكاثوليكي البدين المتعرق والذي يعمل مديرا للصفحة الثقافية في إحدى الصحف البرتغالية في عام 1938، يحاول البحث عن "أناه" الأخرى ونزعته الديمقراطية، في جو سياسي متخم بالديكتاتورية السالازاريه، في حين الجنرال فرانكو في طريقه لكسب الحرب في إسبانيا، وموسوليني يمسك زمام الأمور في إيطاليا، وهتلر يحكم ألمانيا، فإذا هي فترة حرجة في التاريخ الأوروبي

يحاول بيريرا عبر قراءاته وحواراته الذ
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Antonio Tabucchi was an Italian writer and academic who taught Portuguese language and literature at the University of Siena, Italy.

Deeply in love with Portugal, he was an expert, critic and translator of the works of the writer Fernando Pessoa from whom he drew the conceptions of saudade, of fiction and of the heteronomouses. Tabucchi was first introduced to Pessoa's works in the 1960s when atten...more
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