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Blank Gaze


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PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR - Jose Luis Peixoto is three-times winner of the Jovens Criadores Prize and winner of the 2001 Jose Saramago Prize with Blank GazeINTERNATIONAL PROFILE - Blank Gaze has already been published in twelve languages by leading literary publishers to widespread critical acclaim.TOP TRANSLATOR - Richard Zenith is the acclaimed translator of the great Fernando Pessoa's modern masterpiece The Book of Disquiet for Penguin.

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Jose Lui s Peixoto was born in 1974 in the Portuguese region of Alentejo. A journalist, poet and literary critic, and a heavy metal fan, he teaches languages and contemporary literature. Published and acclaimed in many languages, Blank Gaze won the Jose Saramago Prize in 2001.


'You read and breathe as if you were downing a bottle of life in one gulp.' Le Figaro 'Jose Luis Peixoto is one of the most surprising revelations in recent Portuguese literature. I have no doubts that he is the safe promise of a great writer.' Jose Saramago 'Peixoto comes from the world of poetry and of the theatre. And this can be sensed here. His pages, purified in the lyrical prose that makes them unique, introduce us to a rural space burned by the sun, inhabited by the singing of the cicadas and suspended in a mythical time where each action has a biblical inevitability.' Vogue Italia

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