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Saint Christopher: A Novella
by José Maria De Eça De Queirós
translated by Gregory Rabassa and Earl E. Fitz
foreword by Carlos Reis
Tagus Press, 2015
Paper: 978-1-933227-62-7 | eISBN: 978-1-933227-63-4
Library of Congress Classification PQ9261.E3S3613 2015
Dewey Decimal Classification 869.33

Set in the Middle Ages but written in the early twentieth century, Eça de Queirós's novella, Saint Christopher, is a powerful indictment of those who profess the value of morality but who do not practice it. The narrative is just as relevant today—when issues of religion, hypocrisy, and social justice are more urgent than ever—as it was when it first appeared in 1912. Written as though it were the product of a dialogue between Jesus and Proudhon (whose theories animate much of the narrative), Saint Christopher challenges today's ethically motivated reader to do what the narrative's protagonist does, that is, take up the cause of the wretched and abused of this earth.

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