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People would kneel before the king, the bishop, the altar, the procession, the image of a saint. I can easily see how nobel committee members would award him the prize from this work alone.

To the centre, the basilica with its dome and bell towers, and on each side the imposing turrets. The basilica and the convent were inaugurated on the day of the King’s 41st birthday on October 22, It made many employees and yet the hardships were many. Parallel to this narrative, far from vlimunda inaccessible heights where monarchs and prelates hang, the destinies of three principal characters are told to us.

It’s also interesting that the book offers insight into a passionate romance between two people in their late 40s and 50s. His language yes in Spanish is some of the best I have read. Francis friar promises that God will grant the King his wish, through their prayers, if a convent, monastery is built for that religious order, John the Fifth agrees readily, as soon as the Queen gives birth The lantern on the cupola was completed in View all 11 comments.

As the inquisition rages and royalty and religion clash, they pursue his impossible, not to mention heretical, dream of flight. But at the heart are people blimuna this fantastical story is about the lovers, a flying machine, a convent and music.

Baltazar i Blimunda

View all 4 comments. 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 the convent of Mafra. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Memorial del convento I often thought that books can inspire you to travel.


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. Is it the ancient Egypt or the Catholic Portugal pride of kings and hypocrisy of clergy seems to be unchanged for centuries.

Dec 28, The ending is surprising, but fits.

He fought for his Royal Highness against arch enemy Spain, leaving his left hand somewhere in that country, but the authorities have short memories, the patriot, has no value to them now. Francis order promises the coming of an heir if he finally agreed to the request, the Franciscans renewed for dozens of years, to have a convent, the king promises.

Blimunda’s touches of the supernatural bring emotion, and the fact that they don’t necessarily turn her into a pillar of wisdom is endearing. They are given nicknames, Baltazar is Seven Suns because he can see clearly; Blimunda is Seven Moons because she she can see in the dark. Not totally almost bereft like his writing in Blindess but more enjoyable compared to it primarily because it is a historical love story that reminded me of Baltazxr Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth 3 stars one of the earliest books I’ve read when I was already a Goodreads member.

This fabulous work of ingenuity is bsltazar as a drawing by Saramago on the cover – a strange bird like contraption that also becomes the heart of the story. It was as though I were a kid in a candy store! A foundation with his name was established in ; its main aims are cultural promotion, particularly of Portuguese literature and authors. The book at times also felt similar to Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose 4 stars minus its philosophical musings.


Baltasar and Blimunda

Both have lost something and their love begins immediately. I took a long while to finish this book because I have been too busy in the office since one of my subordinates resigned. Mar 25, khashayar rated it liked it. The man is Baltasar a soldier who lost his left arm during Portugal’s battle with Spain.

Indeed, rather dangerous chimera in the time of the Inquisition. Et ego in illo: Through the dark period of the inquisition, the new wealth brought in from the colonies enabled this period of tremendous economic growth in Portugal.

A total of 1, workers died during the construction. They would kneel so often that actually did not get up from their knees at all. View all 5 comments. To ask other readers questions about Baltasar and Blimundaplease sign up. Nov 01, Henry Avila rated it really liked it. Perhaps, the longest pages I’ve 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 l its base, but a sati 5.

Baltasar and Blimunda: A Novel РJos̩ Saramago РGoogle Books

There were thousands of Saramango books in the library, and the bookshop carried many of his baltaazr works; unfortunately, it only had one in english.

Open Preview See a Problem? Published October 16th by Mariner Books first published October Last summer, I read my first Saramango book, Blindness, and loved it.

Or when the German architect addresses the wealth of the king, he notes the endless money entering the mouth and leaving ” A book that will definitively leave you thinking and thirsty for more I will let others tease that out.

There was even a hospital for the sick or wounded workers.