Memorial do Convento
Publish date: 2007
Publisher: Editorial Caminho
Pages no: 373
Edition language: Portuguese
, European Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Magical Realism
, Nobel Prize
, Portuguese Literature
“If Adam was punished for wishing to resemble God, how do men come to have God inside them without being punished, and even when they do not wish to receive Him they go unpunished, for to have and not to wish to have God inside oneself amounts to the same absurdity, and the same impossible situation...
The Best. Subtle. Beautifully written. Unassuming. Adam and Eve. Yin and Yang. 2 halves of the same apple. A simple love story. Spiritual. Unusual setting. Will stay with me. Love Jose. Always...
3 starsI confess my expectations weren't very high for this book. People always ranted about how boring it would be, and I believed them.I actually enjoyed the "Memorial". Yes, it is a historical romance situated in the eighteenth century's prejudiced and excessively religious Portugal, but it is al...
Portogallo, XVIII secolo.Storia e fantasia si fondono e si confondono.Giovanni V re del Portogallo impegnato a ingravidare la sua sposa. Blimunda la veggente e, il suo grande amore, Baltasar con una mano e un uncino. Padre Bartolomeu e il suo “uccellaccio”, Scarlatti e la musica del suo clavicembalo...
Nothing to say, only that reading you will understand why Saramago is a literature nobel winner. He is too damn good! I love his books, and this is really a master piece of the literature. It's also a Romantic story, BUT reading Saramago you must be prepare for everything... he will play will all yo...