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The double

Renting a recommended video to ease his depression, divorced history teacher Tertuliano Maximo Afonso is unsettled to see a man in the video who looks exactly the way he looked five years earlier.

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  • "Renting a recommended video to ease his depression, divorced history teacher Tertuliano Maximo Afonso is unsettled to see a man in the video who looks exactly the way he looked five years earlier."@en
  • "Renting a recommended video to ease his depression, divorced history teacher Tertuliano Maximo Afonso is unsettled to see a man in the video who looks exactly the way he looked five years earlier."
  • "A divorced, depressed history teacher becomes obsessed with pursuing a man who looks exactly like he did five years ago after seeing him in a video recommended by a friend."
  • "1998 Nobel Prize for Literature winner Saramago's novel deals with the fragility of identity. A history teacher, Tertuliano Maximo Afonso, watches a video and in it he sees an actor who looks and sounds exactly like him. Close scrutiny of a series of films reveals the actor even has moles in the same place, and the same accident scar on his knee. Afonso become obsessed with the need to meet the actor. He does and the entanglement that follows has the elements of a thriller, as the double's wife and Afonso's girlfriend are pulled, fatally, into the drama."
  • "Tertuliano M & aacute;ximo Afonso is a divorced, depressed history teacher. To lift his spirits, a colleague suggests he rent a certain video. Tertuliano watches the film, unimpressed. But during the night, when he is awakened by noises in his apartment, he goes into the living room to find that the VCR is replaying the video. He watches in astonishment as a man who looks exactly like him-or, more specifically, exactly like he did five years before, mustachioed and fuller in the face-appears on the screen. He sleeps badly. Against his better judgment, Tertuliano decides to pursue his double. As he roots out the man's identity, what begins as a whimsical story becomes a "wonderfully twisted meditation on identity and individuality" (The Boston Globe). Saramago displays his remarkable talent in this haunting tale of appearance versus reality."@en

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  • "Powieść portugalska"
  • "Electronic books"
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Fiction"
  • "Fiction"@en

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  • "The double"
  • "The double"@en
  • "O homem duplicado <engl.&gt"