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War Letters

António Lobo Antunes

Translated by Margaret Jull Costa

‘I’m doing my best to survive all this, but sometimes I feel so homesick that words simply empty of meaning.’

António Lobo Antunes

Antonio Lobo Antunes was born in Lisbon in 1942. His novels include What Can I Do When Everything's On Fire? (2001) and The Inquisitor's Manual (2004). He has also written extensively (in Portuguese) on Lewis Carroll. ‘South of Nowhere’, appearing in Granta 6, was his first work published in English.

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Translated by Margaret Jull Costa

Margaret Jull Costa has translated many Portuguese, Spanish and Latin American writers, among them Javier Marías, Bernardo Atxaga, Fernando Pessoa and José Saramago. In 2008, as first of a new Dedalus Euro Shorts series, she made the first-ever English translation of Julián Ayesta's Helena, or The Sea in Summer.

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