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The history of the siege of Lisbon

Author: José Saramago; Giovanni Pontiero
Publisher: New York : Harcourt Brace, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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A proofreader in a publishing house changes a word in a manuscript to make a history book read that a 12th Century battle was strictly a Portuguese victory, rather than a joint victory with the Crusaders. Instead of being fired the proofreader is commissioned to develop the idea into a novel. A study in historical revisionism.
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Parables
Fiction
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Saramago, José
History of the siege of Lisbon.
New York : Harcourt Brace, c1996
(OCoLC)608896035
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: José Saramago; Giovanni Pontiero
ISBN: 015100238X 9780151002382
OCLC Number: 35792323
Description: 314 p. ; 22 cm.
Other Titles: História do cerco de Lisboa.
Responsibility: José Saramago ; translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero.

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A proofreader in a publishing house changes a word in a manuscript to make a history book read that a 12th Century battle was strictly a Portuguese victory, rather than a joint victory with the Crusaders. Instead of being fired the proofreader is commissioned to develop the idea into a novel. A study in historical revisionism.

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