All The Names
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All The Names

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Among the file-cards for the living and the dead, one - of an apparently ordinary woman - will transform his life. By day Senhor Jose labours in the labyrinthine stacks of the city's central registry. By night he ferrets for facts about the famous, compiling his own archive of births, deaths and marriages. One day he chances upon an index card of an ordinary woman whose details hold as much fascination for him as any celebrity's. Striking forth from the regimentation of his daily life, Jose starts to track the woman down, obsessively following a thread of clues in a bid to rescue her from an oblivion deeper than the grave.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 28mm | 281.23g
  • Vintage Publishing
  • The Harvill Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1860467202
  • 9781860467202
  • 102,818

About Jose Saramago

Jose Saramago is one of the most important international writers of the last hundred years. Born in Portugal in 1922, he was in his sixties when he came to prominence as a writer with the publication of Baltasar and Blimunda. A huge body of work followed, translated into more than forty languages, and in 1998 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Saramago died in June 2010.show more

Review quote

"A tantalizing novel...shifting and teasing, full of metaphorical labyrinths and false trails" * Herald * "Offers an unearthly, muted beauty; a freedom from the obvious, the ideological and trivial; an atmosphere of profound serenity, and a benevolent humor" * Literary Review * "It is the marriage of the living and the dying...that so strongly characterizes the writing of Jose Saramago" * New Statesman * "The Swedish Academy's citation called his novels "parables sustained by imagination, compassion and irony." It is a description which perfectly captures his latest novel" * The Times * "Both delightful and unsettling which is perhaps the mark of true literature" -- Anthony Daniels * Sunday Telegraph *show more

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"Offers an unearthly, muted beauty; a freedom from the obvious, the ideological and trivial; an atmosphere of profound serenity, and a benevolent humor"show more

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12,198 ratings
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