Books set in Portugal (13)


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Blindness by José Saramago EN

Rating: 5     2 Votes
Country: Europe / Portugal flag Portugal
Description:
No food, no water, no government, no obligation, no order. Discover a chillingly powerful and prescient dystopian vision from one of Europe's greatest writers. A driver waiting at the traffic lights goes blind. An ophthalmologist tries to diagnose his distinctive white blindness, but is affected before he can read the textbooks. It becomes a contagion, spreading throughout the city. Trying to stem the epidemic, the authorities herd the afflicted into a mental asylum where the wards are terrorised by blind thugs. And when fire destroys the asylum, the inmates burst forth and the last links with... continue

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Empty Wardrobes by Maria Judite de Carvalho EN

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Country: Europe / Portugal flag Portugal
Description:
A previously untranslated classic of Portuguese feminist literature originally published in 1978, Carvalho's Empty Wardrobes introduces English-speaking readers to a forgotten and underappreciated woman writer a la recent publishing sensations Lucia Berlin, Natalia Ginzburg, Ingeborg Bachmann, Silvina Ocampo, and Armonia Somers. Empty Wardrobes is a tightly plotted, highly entertaining read, that, thanks to an ingenious detached narrative technique (one that makes the plot all the more fun to revisit and rethink), is both darkly humorous and devastatingly true.

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Ensayo sobre la ceguera by Jose Saramago ES

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Portugal flag Portugal
Description:
Saramago arranca con una idea interesante: ¿Qué pasaría si…? En este caso, elabora un ensayo sobre que pasaría si todos quedaran ciegos, en forma de historia en torno a un grupo de personajes. Tiene humor, historia, situaciones, reflexiones y una prosa muy interesante, casi española. Lo sucedido, las opiniones, los mecanismos lógicos son del autor, que a pesar de escenas terribles, se cuida de evitar el espanto. Buena.

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Eseu despre orbire by José Saramago RO

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Portugal flag Portugal
Description:
Eseu despre orbire este un roman cutremurător, o mărturie a neîncrederii autorului în societatea contemporană, incapabilă să-și gestioneze și să-și rezolve crizele. Într-un oraș anonim, populat de personaje fără nume, izbucnește o boală îngrozitoare ce provoacă orbirea. Fără o cauză aparență, în afară de cea morală, oamenii își pierd, unul cîte unul, vederea și barbaria se dezlănțuie. Unică reacție a politicienilor este represiunea, urmată în curînd de apariția lagărelor. Din motive necunoscute, o singură persoană scapă de flagel – so... continue

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La generación de la utopía by Artur Pestana ES

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Angola flag Angola
Description:
Toma de conciencia política, clandestinidad, exilio en Europa, guerra en el desierto, reconstrucción y reencuentros en Angola, el país liberado, son los pasos que marcan el trepidante ritmo de la novela, envolvente y al tiempo precisa, que sitúa la utopía como telón de fondo ante el que los personajes optarán, como en la vida misma, por las más dispares desde el compromiso, la entrega y la lucha, hasta el oportunismo, la traición y el olvido. Pepetela rescata de su memoria las mil caras de la lucha por la independencia de Angola va... continue

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O banqueiro anarquista by Fernando Pessoa PT

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Country: Europe / Portugal flag Portugal
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Um banqueiro anarquista pode nos trazer certa estranheza. O banqueiro aqui retratado por Pessoa, considera toda a sua vida um exemplo de anarquismo e descreve como consegue resolver diversas contradições e dúvidas até chegar à 'técnica do anarquista'.

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The Following Story by Cees Nooteboom EN

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Country: Europe / Netherlands flag Netherlands
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A writer of travel books, Herman Mussert, goes to bed one night in Amsterdam and wakes up in a Lisbon hotel in the very room where 20 years earlier he slept with another man's wife. Is he dead, or dreaming, or travelling backwards through time? A surrealistic tale by the author of The Knight Has Died.

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The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel EN

Rating: 1     1 Vote
Description:
Intersecting narratives, from the seventeenth century to present, explore questions of loss and faith.

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The Return by Dulce Maria Cardoso EN

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Country: Europe / Portugal flag Portugal
Description:
Everyone has gone away... We too should no longer be here. Luanda, 1975. The Angolan War of Independence has been raging for at least a decade, but with the collapse of the Salazar dictatorship, defeat for the Portuguese is now in sight. Thousands of settlers are fleeing back to Portugal to escape the brutality of the Angolan rebels. Rui is fifteen years old. He has lived in Luanda all his life and has never even visited the far-away homeland - although he has heard many stories. But now his family are finally accepting that they too must return, and Rui is filled with a mixture of excitement ... continue