Cipriano Algor, an ageing potter, lives with his daughter and her husband in the shadow of the Centre, a nebulous, constantly expanding conglomerate that provides his livelihood - until it decrees that it is no longer interested in his humble wares. Together with his daughter, they craft a new line of small ceramic figurines and, to their ...Read MoreCipriano Algor, an ageing potter, lives with his daughter and her husband in the shadow of the Centre, a nebulous, constantly expanding conglomerate that provides his livelihood - until it decrees that it is no longer interested in his humble wares. Together with his daughter, they craft a new line of small ceramic figurines and, to their bafflement, the Centre orders vast quantities. But once the figures are complete, the Centre recants: there is no market for them. Resigned to idleness Cipriano moves into the soulless megaplex, until late one night he comes across a horrifying secret in the bowels of the artificial city. The Cave is a harrowing, joyful masterpiece: an Orwellian nightmare, a family fable and an uplifting love story.Read Less
Like New. Size: 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall; 1st printing, Near Fine/Very Good Minus condition, tight clean unmarked perhaps unread, small faint stain on front board, dj NOT price-clipped, wrinkle along edges of dj.
Fine in fine dust jacket. UK hardback first impression. Uncommon thus. Fine with some page tanning, in fine unclipped jacket with a touch of creasing to top of spine. Harvill Press 2002. 0.0 0.0" 0.0 0.0.
Fine in Fine dust jacket. 8vo; [xii], 307,  pages. 0151004145. An about Fine First Printing of the First US Edition, traces of sunning to board edges in alike dust-jacket. Signed and inscribed by author Jose Saramago directly on the title page; Saramago's tale of Cipriano Algor, an elderly potter, who lives with his daughter Marta and her husband Marçal in a small village on the outskirts of The Center, an imposing complex of shops, apartment blocks, offices, and sensation zones. Translated from the original Portuguese Caverna by Margaret Jull Costa.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed and dated by Saramago. Jose Saramago was awarded both the 1995 Camões Prize and the 1998 Nobel Prize in Literature. His work has been translated into twenty-five languages, and more than two million copies of his books have been sold in Portugal alone. He was a founding member of the National Front for the Defence of Culture in Lisbon in 1992. Saramago's writing often deals with religion, and his undergirding belief that peace will be achieved through love. He construes this theme through compassionate and imaginative parables whose well-written structure contributed to his Nobel Prize (Jaggi, 2008).
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