[O Esplendor de Portugal] EBOOK / KINDLE

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characters í O Esplendor de Portugal 109 António Lobo Antunes ñ 9 review characters O Esplendor de Portugal Of Faulkner’s decayed south the mother clings to the hope thather children will come back save her from destitution and restore the family’s imagined former glory The children for their part haven’t seen each other in years and in their isolation are tormented by feverish memories of Angola The vitriol and self hatred of th. First let me confess I read this in English Even so it was heavy going Lobo Antunes clearly does not believe in giving the reader meaning on a plate Instead he gives you buelele a lot of stream of consciousness leaving you to work out whose consciousness he is streaming He has also made heavy use of copy and paste so much so that the continual repetition becomes soporificI d never have believed that such a highly regarded writer could produce a novel set in Angola and Portugal and make it boring It s long too On the plus side he does a splendid myth busting hatchet job on colonialism and its aftermath The title of course is ironic Sweet Mandarin plate Instead he gives you buelele a lot of stream of consciousness leaving you to work out whose consciousness he is streaming He has also made heavy use of copy and Sweet Mandarin paste so much so that the continual repetition becomes soporificI d never have believed that such a highly regarded writer could The Lost Heart of Asia produce a novel set in Angola and Portugal and make it boring It s long too On the The Secret Life And Brutal Death Of Mamie Thurman plus side he does a splendid myth busting hatchet job on colonialism and its aftermath The title of course is ironic

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characters í O Esplendor de Portugal 109 António Lobo Antunes ñ 9 review characters O Esplendor de Portugal E characters know no bounds for they are at once victims and culprits guilty of atrocities committed in the name of colonialism as well as the cruel humiliations and betrayals of their own kin Antunes again proves that he is the foremost stylist of his generation a fearless investigator into the worst excesses of the human animal. I must confess I m reading the English version of this Even so I find it heavy going Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing Self Study Workbook proves that he is the foremost stylist of his generation a fearless investigator into the worst excesses of the human animal. I must confess I m reading the English version of this Even so I find it heavy going

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characters í O Esplendor de Portugal 109 António Lobo Antunes ñ 9 review characters O Esplendor de Portugal The Splendor of Portugal’s four narrators are members of a once well to do family whose plantation was lost in the Angolan War of Independence; the matriarch of this unhappiest of clans and her three adult children speak in a nightmarish remorseless gush to give us the details of their grotesue family life Like a character out. What we came in search of in Africa wasn t money or power it was my son Carlos the oldest the mulattothat slut that slut ClarissaRui the epileptic boy busy torturing everybodyMaria da Boa Morte what can one say about Maria of the good death The children and the servant of You look so pretty Isilda the matriarch and her drunk husband if it were for Africa and whiskey I wouldn t live hereA family A farm in Angola A civil war The outcomeGritty harsh and tough tender beautiful and poignant His style and poetical language is not a typical book It was like having four people tell me their sides of the story using memories voices images from the past and present in a poetical almost like a Greek chorus that enhanced the language It reminds me of Cort zar s Rayuela Challenging the senses to tell a non linear story It s about memory or what we perceive as memory It s about morality or nothing is moral It s about history truths lies and everything in between It s about a family holding on to the past trying to forget the past but all wrapped into what really happened What really happened What really WhatThis is my first read of Ant nio Lobo Antunes and this book amazed me No Mesmerized me I had those little sayings run through my head I read entire pages and sometimes had to reread it because I was lost in the beauty of the words The translation was very good but I am very curious to read in PortugueseWithout a doubt this is one of the best books I have read despite the sombre subject matter in a very long time


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    [O Esplendor de Portugal] EBOOK / KINDLE characters O Esplendor de Portugal What we came in search of in Africa wasn't money or power it was my son Carlos the oldest the mulattothat slut that slut ClarissaRui the epileptic boy busy torturing everybodyMaria da Boa Morte what can one say about Maria of the good death? The children and the servant of You look so pretty Isilda the matriarch and her drunk husband if it were' for Africa and whiskey I wouldn't live hereA family A farm in Angola A civi

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    António Lobo Antunes ñ 9 review [O Esplendor de Portugal] EBOOK / KINDLE Under the iron fist of the dictator Salazar Portugal tried to hang on to its African colonies Angola and Mozambiue through the mid 1970’s way past the time when other European powers granted independence to former colonies This novel is set in the mid 1990’s when the three children of former Portuguese colonists in Angola have been evacuated to Lisbon The dark tone of the novel is illustrated by their gra

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    Free read ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ñ António Lobo Antunes [O Esplendor de Portugal] EBOOK / KINDLE A splendid novel dealing with the ugliness of the Portuguese colonial enterprise in Angola This is the story family of settler colonialists owning a slave plantation in Angola has fallen from their former glory in the wak

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    [O Esplendor de Portugal] EBOOK / KINDLE António Lobo Antunes ñ 9 review Free read ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ñ António Lobo Antunes Mindblowing I was almost chocked by reading a book where such a political subject is turned into such a personal matter In the end it is easy to say what is wrong but very hard to say who is guilty And the criticism of colonialism is fierce describing it as a system of oppression on all levels also between those who consider themselves privileged

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  • Paperback
  • 535
  • O Esplendor de Portugal
  • António Lobo Antunes
  • English
  • 01 November 2019
  • 9781564784230