Baltasar a Blimunda

Speculative fiction by José Saramago
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Blurb

When King and Church exercise absolute power what happens to the dreams of ordinary people? In early eighteenth century Lisbon, Baltasar, a soldier who has lost a 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 her mother is con demned and burned at the stake, the two are bound body and soul by a love of unassailable strength. A third party shares their supper that evening: Pardere Bartolemeu Lourenco, whose fantasy is to invent a flying machine. As the inquisition rages and royalty and religion clash, they pursue his impossible, not to mention heretical, dream of flight.

First Published

1982

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Nicht ganz einfach zu lesender Roman, der aber in einer wunderbaren Sprache geschrieben ist, mit einem feinen Sinn für Sarkasmus. Er bewegt sich auf einer feinen Linie zwischen Realismus und Traum, immer bereit das Pendel in eine dieser Richtungen ausschlagen zu lassen.

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