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The history of the siege of Lisbon

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Raimundo Silva is a middle-aged, celibate clerk, proofing manuscripts for a respectable publishing house. Fluent in Portuguese, he has been assigned to work on a standard history of the country, and the twelfth-century king who laid siege to Lisbon. In a moment of subversive daring, Raimundo decides to change just one single word of text-a capricious revision that completely undoes the past. When discovered, his insolent disregard for facts appalls his employers-save for his new editor, Maria Sara. She suggests that Rainmundo take his transgressions even further. Through Rainmundo and Maria's eyes, what transpires is an alternate view of history and a colorful reinvention of a debatable truth. It's a serpentine journey through time where past and present converge, fact becomes myth, and fiction and reality blur-especially for Rainmundo and Maria themselves, who begin to find themselves erotically drawn to each other.
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subject_facetElectronic books
Historical fiction
Lisbon (Portugal) -- History -- Siege, 1147 -- Fiction
Parables
Proofreading -- Fiction
Proofreading -- Portugal -- Fiction
Sieges -- Fiction
title_displayThe history of the siege of Lisbon
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The history of the siege of Lisbon / José Saramago ; translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero
The history of the siege of Lisbon [electronic resource] Saramago, José.
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History
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Sieges