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There were thousands of Saramango books in the library, and the bookshop carried many of his major works; unfortunately, it only had one in english. View all 10 comments. If you’re into stuff like this, you can read the full review.

The basilica was dedicated to Our Lady and to St. This is a book embracing magical realism and socialist realism at once, even though there is a romantic thread running all across the text and one might even say that this is a simple love story.

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Baltasar and Blimunda in English is one of those dandies. He’s irreverent when with wry humour is stigmatizing their sanctimony, greed, lecherousness and stupidity, he’s sarcastic describing endless ceremonials, the institution of the saints and indulgences, and, what a balhazar Both are amazin Memorial del convento I often thought that books can inspire you to travel.

Baltazar i Blimunda

To deny the law of gravity, soar where angels tread, look into the face of God? They would kneel so often that actually did not get up from their knees at all. Refresh and try again. Construction began by the laying of the first stone on November 17, with a grand ceremony in the presence of the king, his entire court and the Cardinal Patriarch of Lisbon.


There are no discussion topics on this book yet. But aside from the weighty message of that, one soon becomes used to the idea in a matter-of-fact way. Both books have blimunnda different periods of history in Portugal, the early twentieth century in Ricardo Reis; the early eighteenth century in Memorial.

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The Moon, from where you came; the Sun, to where you are going. As I mentioned once before, I have given up that tedious worry as to whether the book in translation that I am reading is a faithful translation of the original or not. Parallel to this narrative, far from the inaccessible heights where monarchs and prelates hang, the destinies of three principal characters are told to us.

Be the first to ask a question about Baltasar and Blimunda. This fabulous work of ingenuity is featured as a drawing by Saramago on the cover – a strange bird like contraption that also becomes the heart of the story. View all 14 comments. I loved the mysticism blended with the vulgar and the realism of Portuguese social life of the late medieval period.

Marriage of the altar and the throne always loo Baltasar and Blimunda revolves around the construction of the monumental monastery in Mafra, an effect of slyness of the Franciscans and vanity of the king of Portugal, Joao V.

An ‘intellectual hodgepodge’ is the best term I could come across to describe the book. In these times of intolerance and superstition, King John V ‘the Magnanimous’ reign on Portugal and its subjects.


He fought for his Royal Highness against arch enemy Spain, leaving his left hand somewhere in that country, but the authorities have short memories, the patriot, has no value to them now. As in the typical Saramango style, there is a mixture of reality, history, fantasy, humor, and endless descriptions of contextual facts and surroundings. Add to the mix, the Italian composer Domenico Scarlatti and this wonderful play with music, science and art intertwine in one of the most enchanting parts of the book.

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Published October 16th by Mariner Books first published October Agora estou super feliz porque vou fazer uma visita de estudo a Mafra, quero descobrir mais sobre esta obra! It made many employees and yet the hardships were many.

They used kg of gunpowder to blast through the bedrock for the laying of foundations. Not totally almost bereft like his writing in Blindess but more enjoyable compared to it primarily because it is a historical love story that reminded me of Ken Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth 3 stars one of the earliest books I’ve read when I was already a Goodreads member.