In the tradition of William Faulkner and Gabriel Garc¡a M rquez, one of the twentieth century's most original literary voices offers "kaleidoscopic visions of a modern Portugal scarred by its Fascist past and its bloody colonial wars in Africa" (Paris Review). Hailed as a masterpiece of world literature, The Land at the End of the World-in an acclaimed translation by Margaret Jull Costa-recounts the anguished tale of a Portuguese medic haunted by memories of war. Like the Ancient Mariner who will tell his tale to anyone who listens, the narrator's evening unfolds like a fever dream that is both tragic and haunting. The result is one of the great war novels of the modern age.
"Splendid. . . . An unusually observant writer."-Larry Rohter, New York Times
"This Portuguese genius has seen too much, indeed, but in giving witness to the wasteland he has given us wonderful gifts."-William Giraldi, Daily Beast/Newsweek
"Lobo Antunes crafts a story that often reads like poetry, delivering a message as relevant today as it was 30 years ago." Financial Times "...stunning... Lobo Antunes has been hailed as Portugal's greatest living writer and, judging by this brilliant portrait of mental trauma, I would be inclined to agree." Lucy Popescu, The Independent "...brilliantly acrid monologue...a prose poem fusing satirical bite, sensual vitality and existential despair." TLS "...a fine new translation by Margaret Jull Costa." Metro
Number Of Pages: 222
Published: 25th June 2012
Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 13.9 x 1.425
Weight (kg): 0.182