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Book 129 - Pereira Maintains by Antonio Tabucchi
 
Book 129 - Pereira Maintains by Antonio Tabucchi Picture
Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 @ 19:00
, Geneva
 
NOTE: THIS MEETING IS ORGANISED VIRTUALLY

LINK TO BE POSTED CLOSER TO DATE

Set in the sweltering summer of 1938 in Portugal, a country under the Fascist shadow of Spain, PEREIRA MAINTAINS tells a tale of reluctant heroism. Dr. Peirera, an editor at a second-rate Lisbon newspaper, wants nothing to do with European politics. He's happy to translate 19th-century French stories. His closest confidante is a photograph of his late wife. All this changes when he meets Francesco Monteiro Rossi, an oddly charismatic young man. Pereira gives Rossi work, and continues to pay him, even after discovering that he is using the money to recruit for the anti-Franco International Brigade. PEREIRA MAINTAINS chronicles Pereira's ascent to consciousness, culminating in a devastating and reckless act of rebellion.

Presenter: TBC
Starting time: 19:15 sharp

Format:
1. Members introduction (10 minutes)
2. Brief introduction of next book (5 minutes)
3. Book presentation (20-30 minutes)
– A brief history of author’s life
– A short summary of the book
– Main ideas/themes
4. Group discussion (45-60 minutes), members' personal views on the book, opposing ideas, etc.

Note: reading the book is not a "must" to attend the meeting.

We look forward to seeing you all!

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