José Saramago | Critical Review by Richard Eder

José Saramago
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Critical Review by Richard Eder

SOURCE: "Continental Drift," in Los Angeles Times Book Review, May 28, 1995, pp. 3, 11.

[In the following review, Eder considers The Stone Raft to be one of Saramago's greatest literary achievements.]

At the start of The Stone Raft, a river that flows from France into Spain disappears into the ground. Soon a rift appears, bisecting the Pyrenees lengthwise; in a day or two the rift is 30 feet wide. The entire Iberian Peninsula has broken off from Europe and begun to head west across the Atlantic; slowly, at first, and then at a rate of some 30 miles a day.

By the end of the book, Spain and Portugal, the great stone raft of the title, will have made a jog north to avoid decapitating the Azores, will head for North America, will stop and slowly revolve so that Lisbon faces east and Barcelona west...

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