A story by Nobel Prize-winning writer Jose Saramago, gorgeously illustrated in woodcuts by one of Brazil's most famous artists.
When a lizard appears in the neighborhood of Chiado, in Lisbon, it surprises passers-by, and mobilizes firefighters and the army. With a clear and precise style, the fable offers a multitude of senses, reaching audiences of all ages. "The Lizard" is a short story included in A Bagagem do Viajante (
1973), a volume that brought together the Saramago chronicles for the newspaper A Capital
and the weekly Jornal do Fund o
between 1971 and 1972.
Translated by Nick Caistor and Lucia Caistor, The Lizard
, is an illustrated version of the chronicle by J. Borges.