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Baltasar and Blimunda

Though as per my summery there were some very fanciful aspects to the plot. View all 9 comments. Just as he is about to be immolated, she gathers his will. Their worldview is touching and extremely interesting, joes as it reveals what the Portuguese peasant thought of the world. The protagonists then become involved with Pardere Bartolemeu Lourenco, a priest who is attempting to develop a flying machine.

Return to Book Page. This book is very densely filled with ideas.

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I’ve just finished reading your review of “Baltasar and Blimunda”, which I loved!! I am definitely wanting to read more Saramago as I really liked this one.

Her search is unsuccessful, and she even kills a friar who tries to rape her. The plot of Baltasar and Blimunda is, like life, both simple and complex at once.

And equally ruthless towards monarchy and clergy. In regards to your comment on my “Shelf Candy Saturday’ meme, I’m so glad that you’re enjoyingthis feature!!

Baltasar and Blimunda Summary & Study Guide

Truly one of my most enjoyable hose in a very long time. This iconoclastic novel, daring in its style and form, full of irony, spares neither the throne nor the altar. As in the typical Saramango style, there is a mixture of reality, history, fantasy, humor, and endless descriptions of contextual facts and surroundings.


What did you think of them? He meets a young woman in magnificent Lisbon, by the name of Blimunda, not the most romantic, enjoyable blimundaa, her disturbed mother, found guilty of heresy, is being exiled to Angola, in Africa, but first, a public flogging, seen by thousands of curious people, she will never return home, it’s the time of the Inquisition.

Bartolemeu Lourenco, who has become irrational, flees into the wilderness and drops out of the narrative. Baltasar has been trying hopelessly, to get a government pension, in the city, with the 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.

Baltasar and Blimunda is a love story so it is a good book for Valentine’s Day. The man is Baltasar a soldier who lost his left arm during Portugal’s battle with Spain. And with a dash, “How good to have those philosophical debates on long journey.

In the latter he discovers while studying in Holland that what can make the airship go is human will. It is an 18th-century love story intertwined with the construction of the Convent of Mafra, now one of Portugal’s chief tourist attractions, as a background.

Corajosa e persistente Blimunda, destemido e humilde Baltazar. The plot is very jos but very imaginative in construction as well as presentation.

He gives Blimunda Sete-Luas a set of globes with amber in them. He was a member of the Portuguese Communist Party. Mar 25, khashayar rated it liked it. A mim, parece-me bem Balasar tells us that 40, workers worked night and day so that the Basilica could be finished on D.


I took a long while to finish this book because I have been too busy in the office since one of my subordinates resigned. He leaves it to the reader to decide which, if either, of these dreams is worthwhile — or worthy. All of this would be destroyed.

E no final desta leitura dei por mim a perguntar-me: 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. Copyrights Baltasar and Adn from BookRags.

Fill in your joes below or click an icon to log in: Baltasar and Blimunda do not know what has become of him until official word arrives that he had fled to Spain and died there of unspecified causes about a year after their flight. By the way, the intelligent Blimunda has a dark secret, she can see inside the bodies of people, with X -ray eyes and check their health, if found out by the galtasar Inquisition, she’ll be inevitably burned at the stake, as a witch.

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Sarah’s just put up commentary over at her blog on that book. This is a book embracing magical realism and socialist realism at once, even though there is a romantic thread joxe all across the text and one might even say that this is a simple love story.

Newer Post Older Post Home. Both are amazing tales of the human spirit and I read both in Spanish apologies for not reading in Portuguese