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Inhaltsangabe: Antonio Tabucchi's new novel The Missing Head of Damasceno Monteiro continues the experiment so successfully begun with his Pereira Declares (New Directions, 1994) -- a European best-seller and winner of the prestigious Aristeion European Literature Prize in 1997. Tabucchi has now written a thriller, but one with a subtle intellectual depth not usual in that genre. The Missing Head of Damasceno Monteiro intriguingly reflects on current social issues: crime, police corruption, yellow journalism, and the courts -- both of the law and of public opinion. Tabucchi hooks the reader on page one of this book and the story advances with electric and unflagging suspense. A gypsy discovers a headless body; Firmino, a young journalist who writes for a scandal-sheet, takes up the case; the headless corpse turns out to be that of one Damasceno Monteiro, an employee at an import-export company who, having stumbled upon a heroin smuggling ring at his work, had stolen a drug shipment; and, the police are supressing evidence -- all the stuff of familiar daily news, here made riveting in the hands of a rare and brilliant writer.
About the Author: Antonio Tabucchi was born in Pisa in 1943. After traveling widely and living in India and Portugal, he settled in his native Tuscany, where he presently holds the Chair of Literature at the University of Siena. The foremost Italian champion of Portuguese literature and the translator of Fernando Pessoa, Tabucchi is also the author of a considerable oeuvre which is published in many languages. He was awarded the Italian PEN Club prize for Requiem (ND, 1994).
Titel: The Missing Head of Damasceno Monteiro
Verlag: New Directions Publishing Corporation
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Buchbeschreibung New Directions Publishing Corporation. Buchzustand: Acceptable. Former Library book. Hardcover The item is fairly worn but still readable. Signs of wear include aesthetic issues such as scratches, worn covers, damaged binding. The item may have identifying markings on it or show other signs of previous use. May have page creases, creased spine, bent cover or markings inside. Packed with care, shipped promptly. Buchnummer des Verkäufers X-045-0193
Buchbeschreibung New Directions Publishing Corporation. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book shows a small amount of wear to cover and binding. Some pages show signs of use. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0811213935I3N10
Buchbeschreibung New Directions Publishing Corporation. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0811213935I3N00
Buchbeschreibung New Directions Publishing Corporation. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2709697934
Buchbeschreibung New Directions, New York, 2000. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. 1st Edition. A clean, tight, square, unmarked copy in same dust jacket. No remainder marks. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2175
Buchbeschreibung New Directions Publishing Corporation, 2000. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0811213935
Buchbeschreibung New Directions Publishing Corp, 2000. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P020811213935
Buchbeschreibung New Directions Publishing Corp, 2000. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Like New. Almost new condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P010811213935
Buchbeschreibung New Directions Publishing Corporation. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. 0811213935 Like New Condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers LN7.1329378
Buchbeschreibung New Directions Publishing Corp, 2000. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P110811213935