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Baltasar and Blimunda (Memorial do Convento)
Baltasar and Blimunda - Memorial do Convento
Author: Jose Saramago, Giovanni Pontiero (Translator)
In eighteenth-century Portugal, fifty thousand laborers carry stones on their backs across mountains to build the king's convent, a heretical priest devises a magic flying machine -- the Passarola -- and two lovers' dream of flight sets them apart.
ISBN-13: 9780156005203
ISBN-10: 0156005204
Publication Date: 11/5/1998
Pages: 343
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3.6 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: Harvest Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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This one will work your brain but it\'s really excellent reading.
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A tough read, but worth it. Saramago is an artist. Also recommended by the same author: All the Names.
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Nobel Prize Winning novel. so it has an interesting writing style, and lovely language, not so heavy on an actual forward moving story.
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This is typical Saramago: beautiful, dense prose (though more lighthearted than most of his other books), with magical realism at the core. Saramago won a Nobel Prize for his body of work after one of his later novels came out, "Blindness", which I recommend much more highly than this one. This is one of his more accessible books, though, and a decent (if a bit slow-paced) read.


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