Baltasar and Blimunda by José Saramago

Baltasar and Blimunda (Portuguese: Memorial do Convento, 1982) is a novel by the Nobel Prize-winning Portuguese author José 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 Gusmão, recognized today as an aviation pioneer, all in the shadow of the Inquisition. The lovers are always at center stage wrapped in Saramago's language, which ranges from short simple sentences to surrealistic, unpunctuated paragraphs that help to intensify both the action and the setting. The book served as the basis for the opera Blimunda (1990), composed by Azio Corghi.

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Baltasar & Blimunda 1ST Edition Hardcover 9484835
Memorial Del Convento/baltazar And Blimunda (Spanish Edition) Paperback 6254020 $16.49 $4.06 1998
Baltasar and Blimunda: A Novel (Harvest Book) Kindle Edition 296761 $11.99 1998
Baltasar and Blimunda[BALTASAR & BLIMUNDA][Paperback] Paperback 3712235 $22.90 $9.35 1998
Memorial del convento (Spanish Edition) Kindle Edition 404128 2010
Memorial del Convento (Spanish Edition) Mass Market Paperback 3785236 $53.42 $2.00
Memorial del convento / Baltasar and Blimunda (Gongoli) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 3429774 $39.00 $2.50 2006
Baltasar and Blimunda Paperback 90611 $3.64 $0.01 1998
Baltasar and Blimunda (Harvest Book) Paperback 1379057 $5.58 $1.31 1998
Baltasar and Blimunda Hardcover 1435238 $29.95 $1.45
Baltasar & Blimunda Mass Market Paperback 1582900 $12.50 $0.01 1988
Baltasar and Blimunda (Panther) Paperback 5892574 $3.00 $1.37 2001
Memorial del convento / Baltasar and Blimunda (Contemporanea) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 4239436 $10.15 $8.88 2016
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