The History of the Siege of Lisbon

The History of the Siege of Lisbon

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The History of the Siege of Lisbon 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was hard to follow during the historical parts that Silva is to have rewritten. It was dull.
leonardr on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Promises Borges-like goings on and then doesn't deliver.
jwhenderson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Raimundo Silva, assigned to correct a book entitled The History of Siege of Lisbon by his publishing house, decides to alter the meaning of a crucial sentence by inserting the word "not" in the text, so that the book now claims that the Crusaders did not come to the aid of the Portuguese king in taking Lisbon from the Moors. This has repercussions both for himself and for the historical profession. At the same time the author recounts the siege in the style of an historical romance. As with all Saramago this is a challenging text, but a challenge that I found worthwhile.
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