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38 popular portuguese books
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around Europe Challenge" were written by authors from Portugal. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

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A chama de Adrião Blávio

A chama de Adrião Blávio by Joana M. Lopes, PT

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Adrião Blávio, um solitário vigilante nocturno de um museu de arte, fica misteriosamente paralisado, passando a viver isolado num quarto de hospital. É neste espaço de confinamento que descobre a existência de uma mulher chamada Lázara, vítima da mesma estranha enfermidade. A partir dessa descoberta começa a sonhar e a ouvir a voz dessa mulher, com quem passa a conversar e por quem se apaixona. A expectativa da salvação das garras da doença, os sonhos e planos para um futuro partilhado com Lázara, s&atild... continue


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All the Names by José Saramago EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
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Description:
When a drone in the Central Registry discovers a stray unfiled birth certificate, he decides to investigate the identity of the woman--the first step in an obsession that will lead him to her. By the Nobel Prize-winning author of Blindness. Reader's Guide included. Reprint. 60,000 first printing.



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Auto da barca do inferno

Auto da barca do inferno by Gil Vicente PT

Rating: 3 (2 votes)
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Description:
Embora tenha sido escrita na época das grandes descobertas, esta obra surgiu sem deslumbramentos: para Gil Vicente, o progresso sem ética era uma ilusão. Frente à Reforma Protestante, este auto traz a alegoria do Juízo Final como uma resposta católica ao debate cultural de seu tempo. Apesar da austeridade na defesa de certos valores religiosos, a obra permanece atual, sobretudo pela leitura sarcástica das instituições sociais.

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Baltasar and Blimunda by Jose Saramago EN

Rating: 5 (2 votes)
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Description:
In early eighteenth-century Lisbon, Baltasar, a soldier who has lost his left hand in battle, falls in love with Blimunda, a young girl with visionary powers. From the day that he follows her home from the auto-da-fe where women are burned at the stake, the two are bound body and soul by love of an unassailable strength. A third party shares their supper that evening: Padre Bartolomeu Lourenco, whose fantasy is to invent a flying machine. As the Crown and the Church clash, they purse his impossible, not to mention heretical, dream of flight.
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Blindness by José Saramago EN

Rating: 4 (7 votes)
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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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Cinco Voltas Na Bahia E Um Beijo Para Caetano Velo by Alexandra Lucas Coelho PT

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O terceiro livro dedicado ao Brasil da premiada escritora e jornalista portuguesa Alexandra Lucas Coelho parte de uma provocação de Caetano Veloso. Ao elogiar, em ocasião do lançamento da edição brasileira do romance Deus-dará, em 2019, os livros anteriores da autora, o compositor baiano declarou: “falta Bahia”. Alexandra concordou e resolveu mergulhar nas suas experiências em terras baianas para escrever este novo livro, uma combinação de ensaio, reportagem e crônica. A partir das viagens realizadas em épocas distintas (primeira volta: 1997, segunda volta: 2016, terceira volta: 2017, quarta v... continue

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Death with Interruptions by José Saramago EN

Rating: 3 (2 votes)
Country: Europe / Portugal flag Portugal
Description:
Nobel Prize-winner Jose Saramago's brilliant new novel poses the question -- what happens when the grim reaper decides there will be no more death?
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