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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

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Deram-se um ao outro. To ask other readers questions about Baltasar and Blimundaplease sign up. The plot is not as exciting as “Pillars” and not as profound as “Name of the Rose” but definitely memorable because of its milieu: View all 9 comments. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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The basilica and the convent were inaugurated on the day of the King’s 41st birthday on October 22, Marriage of the altar and the throne always looked the same and the little people as ever were losers.

That’s so much history on it. Truly one of my most sarmago reads in a very long time. Nobel Prizes This year 12 new laureates have been awarded for achievements that have conferred the greatest benefit to humankind.

José Saramago – Prose

Baltasar and Blimunda is overall out of the ordinary and a beautiful, beautiful book. 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.


I am with you now. I no longer care whether it bears any resemblance to the original. It was as though I were a kid in a candy store! Definitely a highly recommended book for all Saramago’s fans.

Whenever I look and admire all the monuments erected in the name of religion, I wonder is it worth it? Or when the German architect addresses the wealth of the king, he notes the endless money entering the mouth and leaving ” The portico columns clearly saramwgo the neoclassical influence, complemented by several sculptures in the same style. Convvento man is Baltasar a soldier who lost his left arm during Portugal’s battle with Spain.

In addition 7, soldiers were assigned to preserve order at the construction site.

Is she a witch? So when a monk of St.

Memorial del convento / Baltasar and Blimunda by Jose Saramago | : Books

The book in front of me in English is either a dandy or it is not. Cohvento 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 sara,ago. 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.

The priest laughed and shouted. He will not be alive when, and if, the convent is finally completed. Jun 22, Josh rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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 heresy! Both have lost something and their love begins immediately.


I loved the mysticism blended saamago the vulgar and the realism of Portuguese social life of the late medieval period.

Gostei muito da Belimunda e do Baltasar! Dec 02, Sonia Gomes rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: The book at times also felt similar to Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose 4 stars minus its philosophical musings. The sumptuous National Palace is still standing.

Wrapped around this couple are two other stories: 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.