The Missing Head of Damasceno Monteiro

By Antonio Tabucchi
Antonio Tabucchi, Italy's premier writer and a best-selling author throughout Europe, draws together Manolo the gypsy, Firmino, a young tabloid journalist with a weakness for Lukacs and Vittorini, and Don Fernando, an overweight lawyer with a professed resemblance to the actor Charles Laughton, to solve a murder that leads far up and down Portugal's social ladder. As the investigation leads deeper into Portugal's power structure, the novel defies expectations, departing from the formulaic twists of a suspense story to consider the moral weight of power and its abuse.

"The Missing Head is among Tabucchi's most controversial books for its insistence that even in such evolved societies as those of contemporary Portugal and Italy, a kind of lowercase fascism not only continues to flourish but is too often supported by the supposedly anti-authoritarian forces that control the levers of power."



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ISBN: 9780811216043

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Publisher New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish date 02/01/2005
Pages 192
ISBN-13 9780811216043
ISBN-10 0811216047
Language English

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