José Saramago – Prose. English. Swedish · Portuguese . Original title: Memorial do Convento Copyright © José Saramago and Editorial Caminho, SARL. Con motivo del 50 aniversario de Alfaguara, este título ha sido elegido como uno de los 50 imprescindibles de la historia de la editorial. Results 1 – 30 of 35 Memorial Do Convento by Saramago, Jose and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

Author: Kazraramar Kelabar
Country: Namibia
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Life
Published (Last): 8 April 2005
Pages: 256
PDF File Size: 13.26 Mb
ePub File Size: 1.57 Mb
ISBN: 864-5-99159-449-6
Downloads: 34413
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Akilkis

People would kneel before the king, the bishop, the altar, the procession, the image of a saint.

Dec 02, Sonia Gomes rated it memofial was amazing Recommends it for: Interest in other aspects of the novel depends to some extent in whether one develops a fascination with the history of Iberia and Portugal in particular. View all 6 comments. Baltazar gets work at the convent and Saramago spares nothing describing the brutal job for thousands to build this massive project.

“Memorial do Convento” de José Saramago by Diogo Santos on Prezi

The vast Portuguese Empire in Asia, Africa and South America, is very rich, money keeps flowing into the royal treasury, they are the envy of the rest of Europe, the all-powerful king can do anything he wants.

Mar 25, khashayar rated it liked it. Their worldview is touching and extremely interesting, insofar as it reveals what the Portuguese peasant thought of the world. Saramago was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in Perhaps, the longest pages Xaramago ever tried to read, but very fulfilling in the end; a 5 star like no other that I’ve rated, ‘Baltasar and Blimunda’ is historical fiction at its base, but a sati 5.

In a fanthasized way, surely. Work continued tillwhen the work force was needed in Lisbon to assist in the devastations of the Lisbon earthquake.

Indeed, rather dangerous chimera in the time of the Inquisition. Li o Memorial do convento todo! My 5th Saramago book and I have always been bewildered as ever. When all is said and done, we are left with this from earlier in the novel: If ever I visit Mafra in Portugal, I will know and see the hardship that went into building the Convent.


After finally overcoming these frustrations, I must confess that I am now totally hooked on this style. They would kneel so often that actually did not get up from their knees at all.

It is perfectly consistent with my other very limited background launching out into the experience of an Iberian writer or a Latin American writer. He died at Toledo in a state of insanity, when he had fled from the ire of the Holy Office. Baltasar has been trying hopelessly, to get a government pension, in the city, with conbento help of Padre Bartolomeu Lourenco, a historical figure, known as the “Flying Man”, because he was building a fantastic, flying machine, the young King is strangely supporting this bold endeavor.

I earamago loved the fact that the cornerstone of the novel is a love story between two very working class characters. That common, withered, English Major word is re-informed by saramayo novel. Mar 05, K. Is it the ancient Egypt or the Catholic Portugal pride of kings and hypocrisy of clergy seems to be unchanged for centuries. This was, per her knowledge, what made Saramango famous in Portugal.

Blimunda has the ability to see inside a person and needs to eat bread before opening her eyes every morning. Open Preview See a Problem? After traveling to Portugal last year, both books have become even more real after seeing many of the places visited.

I can easily see how nobel committee members would award him the prize from this work alone. The facade is meters long. And with a dash, “How good to have those philosophical debates on long journey.

It helped me explore more about Portuguese culture, as well, and intrigued to go even deeper into it. This novel is an exploration of it.


Se sofri com o final? Gostei muito da Belimunda e do Baltasar!

Baltasar and Blimunda

I picked up this book while traveling through Portugal this fall. And equally ruthless towards monarchy and clergy.

Anyway, I certainly recommend the book; there you can find picturesque description of early 18th century Portugal, a new standpoint to see the Lenten procession of penitents, and the march of enslaved peasants conscripted to work on the royal oath, which is going to be asramago convent of Mafra. So when a Franciscan St. Baltasar and Blimundaalternately brutally realistic and wonderfully magical, you can hear echo of magical realism here is a remarkable tale.

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. They were already a couple when they met Father Bartolomeu de Gusmao who in Portugal during his time was the pioneer on “lighter-than-air” airship design.

Ogni frase, a volte ogni termine utilizzato, ha un valore non da poco, e cela uno stile affascinante, un uso disinvolto e non sempre chiaro di un’ironia eccezionale, grazie alla quale la Storia viene ricostruita, reinventata, schernita e un po’ demitizzata. The priest opens the sail a little more, three-quarters of the amber balls are already covered in shadow, and the machine starts to descend gently, it is like sailing across a tranquil lake in a small boat, a tiny adjustment to the rudder, a stroke with memoriao oar, those little touches that only mankind is capable of inventing.