Memorial do Convento

Nel Portogallo Del Primo Settecento Dominato Da Inquisizione E Auto Da F , Incrociano I Loro Destini Personaggi Opposti E Complementari Giovanni V Re Di Portogallo, Che Per La Grazia Ricevuta Di Un Erede Avvia La Faraonica Costruzione Del Convento Di Mafra Padre Bartolomeu Lourenco De Gusm O, Che Mescola Scienza E Misticismo Nel Progetto Di Vincere La Gravit Con Una Macchina Per Volare Baltasar Mateus Il Sette Soli, Ex Soldato Monco Di Una Mano Blimunda La Sette Lune, Giovane Dotata Di Poteri Occulti Che A Baltasar Si Lega Di Tenacissimo A E Il Musicista Domenico Scarlatti In Questo Prodigioso Romanzo Storico E D Invenzione, Utopia E Morte, Riso E Tragedia, Affresco Corale E Struggente Vicenda Personale, Immaginazione Sfrenata E Spirito Critico Si Coniugano Nella Voce, Ironica E Compassionevole Assieme, Del Narratore Messo Di Fronte All Ipocrisia E All Arroganza Dei Tempi, Ma Anche Ai Primi Sintomi Di Un Rinnovamento Sociale E Culturale.Con Una Nota Di Rita DestiMemorial do Convento

Jos Saramago Foundation is currently based in Casa dos Bicos, a Portuguese landmark building in Lisbon Saramago s house in Lanzarote is also open to the public.Jos Saramago, together with his wife Pilar, were the subject of the award winning documentary

[Reading] ➭ Memorial do Convento ➵ José Saramago –
  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • Memorial do Convento
  • José Saramago
  • Italian
  • 14 February 2017
  • 9788807809996

10 thoughts on “Memorial do Convento

  1. says:

    King John V the Magnanimous of Portugal is a frustrated man, to continue the royal dynasty children are obviously needed, set back in the year of our Lord, 1711 married two years to the devout Austrian Princess Maria Ana, and yet no babies At twenty one, the good looking monarch feels a little insulted, because of his failures, but the House of Braganza will eventually rule for almost 300 years, this small still wealthy land then, and besides other women have proven it s not his fault So when a Franciscan St.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 happily, it occurs later in the year just a daughter though, but next time a glorious sonThe vast Portuguese Empire in Asia, Africa and South America is very rich, money keeps flowing into the royal treasury, they are the envy of the rest of Europe, the all powerful king can do anything he wants Mafra, a small town about 17 miles outsid...

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    If you re into stuff like this, you can read the full review.Et ego in illo Baltasar and Blimunda by Jos Saramago, Giovanni Pontiero Translator 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, yet the words Et ego in illo imply that God is inside me, how did I come to find myself in thus labyrinth of yes and no, of no that means yes, of yes that means no, opposed affinities allied contradictions, how shall I pass safely over the edge of the razor, well, summing up, before Christ became man, God was outside man and could not reside in him, then, through the Blessed Sacrament, He came to be inside man, so man is virtually God, or will ultimately become God, yes, of course, if God resides in me, I am God, I am God not in triune or quadruple, but one, one with God, He is...

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    Memorial do Convento Baltasar and Blimunda, Jos SaramagoBaltasar and Blimunda Portuguese Memorial do Convento, 1982 is a novel by the Nobel Prize winning Portuguese author Jos Saramago 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 Two young lovers interact naturally with historical characters including the composer and harpsichordist Domenico Scarlatti and the priest Bartolomeu de Gusm o, recognized today as an aviation pioneer, all in the shadow of the Inquisition The lovers are always at c...

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    Baltasar and Blimunda revolves around the construction of the monumental monastery in Mafra, an effect of slyness of the Franciscans and vanity of the king of Portugal, Joao V Thousands labouring workers to satisfy the morbid ambitions of monks and pamper bloated ego of the king remind us of builders pyramids in antiquity Is it the ancient Egypt or the Catholic Portugal pride of kings and hypocrisy of clergy seems to be unchanged for centuries Marriage of the altar and the throne always looked the same and the little people as ever were losers People would kneel before the king, the bishop, the altar, the procession, the image of a saint They would kneel so often that actually did not get up from their knees at all.Saramago is wonderfully ironic and blasphemous And equally ruthless towards monarchy and clergy 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 , doubting in the divine order of the world Meanwhile in the background unfolds unusual story, love of the crippled soldier Baltasar and daughter of woman condemned for witchcraft, Blimunda and their relationship with Padre Bartolemeu Louren o who dreams of building passarola, the flying machine To deny the law of gravity, soar where angels tread, look...

  5. says:

    5.0 Before I explain my feelings about Saramago s Baltasar and Blimunda, let me share a couple visuals from the late 17th 18th Century that are highlighted within the text The passarola of Father Bartholomeu de GusmaoAn auto de fe of the Portugeuse InquisitionSaramago s masterpiece.343 pages Perhaps, the longest 343 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 at its base, but a satirical fairy tale concerning the hypocritical piety in early Modern Europe at its crux.The language and prose is not only shockingly comical speaking of the queen as merely a receptacle for reproduction , but philosophical, brutal and beautiful Also, with his usual non quotation dialogue, it makes it ...

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    6 57 6 57 qui manducat meam carnem et bibit meum sanguinem in me manet et ego in illo VLC As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me KJV

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    In these times of intolerance and superstition, King John V the Magnanimous reign on Portugal and its subjects the sovereign is a gentleman, he honors the convents of Lisbon and its surroundings very gracious presence and his good offices, so much so that a string of bastards born of his royal misdemeanors Nevertheless Jo o fulfilled his conjugal duties very scrupulously and periodically by honoring twice a week his wife, Queen Marie Anne of Austria Nothing does, the monarchical matrix refuses to give the good king a descendant So when a monk of St 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 And what the king promises, he does and orders.Parallel to this narrative, far from the inaccessible heights where monarchs and prelates hang, the destinies of three principal characters are told to us Starting with the most illustrious, I named Bartolomeu de Gusm o, the Jesuit prodigious memory, a kind of Pico della Mirandola of his time, and which history has to be the father of ballooning, thanks to the invention of his Passarole He died at Toledo in a state of insanity, when he had fled from the ire of the Holy Office.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 mothe...

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    A majestic and oppressive view of Medieval Spain, Inquisition, Christianity, wars and day to day distasteful minutiae.Q Men are angels born without wings, nothing could be nicer than to be born without wings and to make them grow c Q Em rei seria defeito a mod stia c Q Vai ajustando nos buracos apropriados da cimalha as figuras dos profetas e dos santos, e por cada uma fez v nia o camarista, afasta as dobras preciosas do veludo, a est uma est tua oferecida na palma da m o, um profeta de barriga para baixo, um santo que trocou os p s pela cabe a, mas nestas involunt rias irrever ncias ningu m repara, tanto mais que logo el rei reconstitui a ordem e a solenidade que conv m s coisas sagradas, endireitando e pondo em seu lugar as vigilantes entidades c Q Fique D Maria Ana em paz, adormecida, invis vel sob a montanha de penas, enquanto os percevejoscome am a sair das fendas, dos refegos, e se deixam cair do alto dossel, assim tornando mais r pida a viagem c Q N o vulgar em reis um temperamento assim, mas Portugal sempre foi bem servido deles.Bem servido de milagres, igualmente c Q Ent o Blimunda disse, Vem Desprendeu se a vontade de BaltasarSete S is, mas n o subiu para as estrelas, se terra pertencia e a Blimunda c Q J aqui estive, j aqui passei, e dava com rostos que reconhecia, N o se lembra de mim, chamavam me Voadora, Ah, bem me lembro, ent o achou o homem que procurava, O me...

  9. says:

    I have always thought that one must be full of a creative madness to write the way it is composed this novel It is a sheer original, brilliant and spellbound novel I was tightly and irrevocably encapsulated by the read from page one And for sure it didn t have anything to do with the full moon phenomenon which was happening just this very last weekend by the time I actually finished it.What a better start of the novel than by writing of this early 18th century Lisbon royal atmosphere Dom Joao, the 5th monarch so named on the royal list, will pay a visit this night to the bedchamber of the Queen, Dona Maria Ana Josefa, who arrived than two years ago from Austria to provide heirs for the Portuguese crown, and so far has shown no signs of becoming pregnant Already there are rumors at court, both within and without the royal palace, that the Queen is barren, an insinuation that is carefully guarded from hostile ears and tongues and confided only to intimates That anyone should blame the King is unthinkable, firs...

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    Bem, c vamos n s.Este foi o primeiro livro de Saramago que li e n o ser , certamente, o ltimo Apaixonei me pela escrita deste t o conceituado autor, verdade seja dita Como se costuma dizer primeiro estranha se, depois entranha se e eu tive de adotar os meus m todos para que isso acontecesse A minha pr pria m e presenciou alguns momentos embara osos de leituras e releituras em voz alta de di logos confusos Mas sobrevivi e adorei a experi ncia Come amos pelo Baltasar e pela Blimunda A mim, parece me bem Adorei a rela o destes dois Um amor ing nuo, puro e cativante que traz ao de cima o melhor dos cora es humanos Se sofri com o final Oh meus caros, eu tenho um grave problema com personagens fict cias e quando j me tinha conformado com o desfecho da hist ria, o narrador decide lan ar a bomba nos dois ltimos par grafos N o soltei nem uma, nem duas nem mesmo tr s l grimas foram aos pares como se elas tivessem sofrido e n o se quisessem abandonar umas s outras num momento t o emotivo Blimunda e Baltasar, Sete Luas e Sete S is ficar o para sempre guardados na minha mem ria.Quanto ao aspecto cr tico da obra Adorei ler a partir da perspectiva deste narrador t o perspicaz e inteligente O not rio tom sarc stico e ironia propositada em algumas passagens textuais n o me seguraram umas boas e agrad veis gargalhadas A descri o n o podia ser mais ousada e adequada ao contexto social da poca e o mais interessante, a meu ver, foi sem d vida o relevo dado aos que vivem na sombra deste Portug...

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