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Baltazar i Blimunda

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.

Felizmente, ainda me faltam ler algumas das maravilhas deste autor. Definitely a highly recommended book for all Saramago’s fans. View all 6 comments. View all 19 comments. However, when the flow of gold from the Portuguese bliunda of Brazil started to arrive in Lisbon in abundance, the king changed his plans and announced the construction of a sumptuous palace hlimunda with a much enlarged friary. Then when the new books edition came up in and saw another book by him making it to the list, I read Caim 4 stars right away.

Oct 24, Graciela rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Mar 25, khashayar rated it liked it.

I found this the most vivid and entertaining part of the novel. Dec 28, Out of service, he meets Blimunda who psychic maiden who sees the inside of the people and who eats only bread and when she eats she closes her eyes.

Whenever I look and admire all the monuments erected in the name of religion, Blatazar wonder is it worth it? To ask other readers questions about Baltasar and Blimundaplease sign up.


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Transporting huge blocks of marble from the quarry to the site of the convent is for want of a better word, back breaking. The enormous effort in moving that huge stone is physically exhausting for the reader himself. Both are amazing tales of the human spirit and I read both in Spanish apologies for not reading in Portuguese Both books have painted different periods of history in Portugal, the early twentieth century in Ricardo Reis; the early eighteenth century in Memorial.

Se sofri com o final? I must confess, though, that I found his complex style frustrating initially; I blamed the translations so far I have read Blindness in French and this one in Spanish and often doubted my capacity to understand what I read.

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. 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.

I no longer care whether it bears any resemblance to the original. I picked up a Spanish translation, as my knowledge of Portuguese is nonexistent.

And with a dash, “How good to have those philosophical debates on long journey. There is a nice description of the nature of this festivity. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The horrific scenes of suppliciants, unforgivable stain on the face of the Catholic Church; bullfights, resurgences of circus games; the titanic construction of the Mafra Convent and especially the Homeric delivery of the “mother of stones”, here as many epic scenes which, alone, are worth lingering on this book.

Saramago is wonderfully ironic and blasphemous. A book that will definitively leave you thinking and thirsty for more I picked up this book while traveling through Portugal this fall. But aside from the weighty message of that, one soon becomes used to the idea in a matter-of-fact way. And what the king promises, he does and orders. Both are amazin Memorial del convento I often thought that books can inspire you to travel.


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The basilica was dedicated to Our Lady and to St. You are commenting using your WordPress. It takes time to be read; yet, I can bblimunda, the reading of the book is worthy of the spent time.

As in the typical Saramango style, there is a mixture ba,tazar reality, history, fantasy, humor, and endless descriptions of contextual facts and surroundings. In addition 7, soldiers were assigned to preserve order at the construction site.

Oct 18, Stephen rated it it was amazing. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. However, as I put this, I should also abnegate further connotations, which could be possibly evoked by the suggested tag, no matter what that supposed connotations would be: He was a member of the Portuguese Communist Party.

Baltasar and Blimunda

Truly one of my most enjoyable reads in a very long time. Blimunda blimundw the ability to see inside a person and needs to eat bread before opening her eyes every morning. Imagine, 45, workers, employed in this massive project, building an enormous monastery, that constantly gets bigger and bigger, the King, is like a kid in a candy shop, never mind the expense, he can’t help himself, a fabulous palace for the royals also, will be erected, even a poor, one -handed man can get a paying job here.