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Both books have painted different periods of history in Portugal, the early twentieth century in Ricardo Reis; the early eighteenth century in Memorial. Felizmente, ainda me faltam ler algumas das maravilhas deste autor.

The enormous effort in moving that huge stone is physically exhausting for the reader himself. View all 5 comments.

Baltasar and Blimunda

Then when the new books edition came up in and saw another blimujda by him making it to the list, I read Caim 4 stars right away. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

But dreams also form a diadem of moons, therefore the sky is that splendor inside a man’s head, if his head is not, in fact, his own unique sky.

However, the book is not an easy one to read, sentences are pretty much large and there are no punctuations save for concurrent commas and points. Quotes from Baltasar and Blim Baltasar and Blimunda in English is one of those dandies. View all 10 comments.

Baltasar and Blimunda is overall out of the ordinary and a beautiful, beautiful book. View all 4 comments. The language and prose is not only shockingly comical speaking of the queen as merely a receptacle for reproductionbut philosophical, brutal and beautiful.


Baltasar and Blimunda: A Novel – José Saramago – Google Books

Indeed, rather dangerous chimera in the time of the Inquisition. Email required Address never made public. They would kneel so often that actually did not get up from their knees at all.

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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.

Dec 28, He was a member of the Portuguese Communist Blimundz.

The man is Baltasar a soldier who lost his left arm during Portugal’s battle with Spain. And baltazxr a dash, “How good to have those philosophical debates on long journey. Saramago perfectly balanced insatiable hunger for knowledge and questioning the established order of the world with power of love and man’s character to create a powerful and visionary story of the human determination to pursue their dreams, overcome own limitations and rise above dreariness in times when life did not mean too much and people were burning like torches.

Baltazar i Blimunda by José Saramago on Apple Books

Note I myself did bkimunda translation of the quotes in the text, translated from the Spanish version by Basilio Losada and published by Editorial Alfaguara. Gostei muito da Belimunda e do Baltasar! They used kg of gunpowder to blast through the bedrock for the laying of foundations. Blimunda has the ability to see inside a person and needs to eat bread before opening her eyes every morning.


The basilica and the convent were inaugurated on the day of the King’s 41st birthday on October 22, The lovers are always at center stage wrapped in Saramago’s language, which ranges from short simple sentences to surrealistic, unpunctuated paragraphs that help to intensify both the action and the setting.

Last summer, I read my first Saramango book, Blindness, and loved it. However, when the flow of gold from the Portuguese colony of Brazil started to arrive in Lisbon in abundance, the king changed his plans and announced the construction of a sumptuous palace along with a much enlarged friary. It helped me explore more about Portuguese culture, as well, and intrigued to go even deeper into it.

Baltazar i Blimunda

King John V the Magnanimous of Portugal, is a frustrated man, to continue the royal dynasty children are obviously needed, set back in the year of our Lord, married two years to the devout Austrian Princess Maria Ana, and yet no babies. View all 14 comments. The book blimmunda very interesting” Yes, it is.