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    (Pdf Read) As naus author António Lobo Antunes Another devastating book by António Lobo AntunesAntónio Lobo Antunes is brilliant Absolutely brilliant With Return of the Caravels he has written a novel as an exercise in anachronism and he has done so in his usual chaotic life denyinglife

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    (Pdf Read) As naus author António Lobo Antunes read & download ß eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ António Lobo Antunes The author tells us a tragedy that of Portugal which in the 15th and 16th centuries was a great nation of discoverers and colonizers before the cruel 20th century sounded the end of the empire And we saw the colonists return to a country they had forgotten broke lost despised and sometimes abandoned in a country free of dictatorship but having lost its former grandeur forever History and present mingle intimately here Chronologies

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    (Pdf Read) As naus author António Lobo Antunes When I begun reading this novel I had little knowledge of Portuguese history beyond the fact that it had once been one of t

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    (Pdf Read) As naus author António Lobo Antunes António Lobo Antunes ✓ 3 summary read & download ß eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ António Lobo Antunes It is compared to Cortazar Gogol Maruez etc None of those comparison stands in my opinion If anything it reminded me Celine And later i learned that Antunes is aspired by Celine and it shines through this book The difference is I found Celine too detached This is much warmer but with the same sense of atmosphereIt is surreal and hyperreal at the same time Imagine all the heroes of the era of great discoverie

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    read & download ß eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ António Lobo Antunes António Lobo Antunes ✓ 3 summary read & download As naus author António Lobo Antunes You would have to know a lot about Portugal and its colonies than I do to give this novel by António Lobo Antunes the appreciation it deserves Imagine Lisbon here called Lixbon intermingling with the detritus of its former African colonies Angola Mozambiue Guinea Bissau and its famous figures from history Francis Xavier Diogo Cao Fernando Pessoa and forever changed by the experience of colonialismThe Return o

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    António Lobo Antunes ✓ 3 summary read & download ß eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ António Lobo Antunes (Pdf Read) As naus author António Lobo Antunes What century do you think we're living in?the taxi dropped us off beside the Tagus on a strip of sand called Belém according to what could be read on the nearby train stop with a scale on one side and a urinal on

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    (Pdf Read) As naus author António Lobo Antunes read & download ß eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ António Lobo Antunes António Lobo Antunes ✓ 3 summary Don't know if I can say that I liked this book There are certainly many many attractive turns of phrase In fact most of the book felt like an extended exercise in interesting word choice to made a vision of a wild and mad post colonial Portugal His descriptions are fantastic but if there is a narrative it is completely hidden beneath so many beautify chosen words

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    read & download As naus author António Lobo Antunes (Pdf Read) As naus author António Lobo Antunes António Lobo Antunes ✓ 3 summary Certainly a must for anyone who loves Portugal The soul of Portugal is what the author understands very well and he renders it very

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    (Pdf Read) As naus author António Lobo Antunes This historical novel from Portugal was written by one of the country's most important contemporary authors It's a difficult read with many aspects of surrealism and magical realism but through and through Portuguese The colonial history from its beginning in the sixteenth century until its end in 1974 is merged into this short n

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read & download As naus author António Lobo Antunes

António Lobo Antunes ✓ 3 summary read & download ß eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ António Lobo Antunes read & download As naus author António Lobo Antunes Ravels is a startling and uncompromising look at one of Europe's great colonial powers and how the era of conuest reshaped not just Portugal but the world the voice of Nabokov by way of Cortazar Gogol by way of Dylan Jonathan Levi Los Angeles Times Book Review Antunes has empathy for the contradictions of human feeling He is a warm bloodied writer Michael Pye The New York Times Book Review Antunes deserves a wide audience of discerning readers Michael Mewshaw The Washington Post Book World. Don t know if I can say that I liked this book There are certainly many many attractive turns of phrase In fact most of the book felt like an extended exercise in interesting word choice to made a vision of a wild and mad post colonial Portugal His descriptions are fantastic but if there is a narrative it is completely hidden beneath so many beautify chosen words

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António Lobo Antunes ✓ 3 summary read & download ß eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ António Lobo Antunes read & download As naus author António Lobo Antunes Called hallucinatory and lyrical Publishers Weekly The Return of the Caravels selected as a New York times Summer Reading title is a powerful indictment of Portuguese colonialism and another literary tour de force from the pen of Antonio Lobo Antunes the greatest living Portuguese writer Vogue It is set in Lisbon as Portugal's African colonies gain their independence in the mid 1970s In a contemporary response to Camoes's conuest epic 'The Lusiads' Antunes imagines Vasco da Gama and other. When I begun reading this novel I had little knowledge of Portuguese history beyond the fact that it had once been one of the great colonial empires of Europe I soon realised that I had better educate myself at least as regards the basics since the main theme of the novel is the dissolution of this empire Following the Carnation Revolution in 1974 Portugal abandoned its colonies in Africa One effect of this was the return home of than half a million Portuguese who used to live there One can only imagine both the economic and social impact on a small and now poor country like PortugalAnd so with the aid of a surreal narrative full of spatial shifts between Lisbon and the colonies where the present and the past are conflated we follow Vasco da Gama and the other heroes of Portugal s age of exploration as they make their undignified way home A hallucinatory stream of images that are like the splintered fragments of a mirror builds up an atmosphere of lurid sualor decomposition and corruption In an age where the great colonial empires are no longer revered but rather uestioned as to the ethics behind them and the evil they helped bring on other people we find the great heroes reduced to roles we tend to associate with the dregs of society pimps paedophiles drunkards gamblers and charlatans Where they so great after all since they were complicit in the creation of something nowadays regarded as evil Did the complicity of the real retornados with which apparently they were stigmatised justify the hostile welcome they received on their return to the homelandI have deliberately avoided giving examples of images encountered in the novel for all that they were powerful and striking on occasion even funny In the absence of a coherent plot I feel that the greatness of this book consists of this gradual building up of an atmosphere and to give anything away would in this case constitute a spoiler But I would encourage anybody who is not afraid of a difficult post modern voice to give this novel a try It is well worth the effort

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António Lobo Antunes ✓ 3 summary read & download ß eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ António Lobo Antunes read & download As naus author António Lobo Antunes Heroes of Portuguese explorations beached amid the detritus of the empire's collapse Or is it the modern colonials with their mixed race heritage and uneasy place in the fatherland who have somehow ended up in sixteenth century Lisbon As da Gama begins winning back ownership of Lisbon piece by piece in crooked card games four hundred years of Portuguese history mingle the caravels dock next to Irai oil tankers and the slave trade rubs shoulders with the duty free shops The Return of the Ca. You would have to know a lot about Portugal and its colonies than I do to give this novel by Ant nio Lobo Antunes the appreciation it deserves Imagine Lisbon here called Lixbon intermingling with the detritus of its former African colonies Angola Mozambiue Guinea Bissau and its famous figures from history Francis Xavier Diogo Cao Fernando Pessoa and forever changed by the experience of colonialismThe Return of the Caravels is a good title for this postmodernist melange The explorers ships have all returned to the banks of the Tagus with strange African diseases In a rich literary stew Lobo Antunes wields a giant wooden spoonOn Sunday mornings if the sun was shining the king Dom Manoel would blow his horn out on the street inside an ancient rusty Ford with a convertible top and the neighbor women half awake in their nightgowns would peep out at the monarch with his tinfoil crown on his head and wearing an overblouse with the sleeves rolled up waving at Vasco da Gama with his scepter ordering him to come down so they could be on their way along the Marginal to talk about the Orient with a crippled bouncing of springs enveloped in spirals of dark smoke from the engineIf it were anyone other than Gregory Rabassa translating the book I do not think it would have come out anywhere near as wellThis is one of those books you can t stop to look up facts You have to forge on ahead and see the rich variety of persons places and situations that Lobo Antunes throws at you In the end you don t know all the details but the salient facts are than evident

  • Paperback
  • 224
  • As naus author António Lobo Antunes
  • António Lobo Antunes
  • English
  • 15 February 2018
  • 9780802139559