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Baltasar & Blimunda

Saramago, José2001
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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 her mother is 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.
Main title:
Baltasar & Blimunda / José Saramago ; translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero.
Author:
Imprint:
London : Harvill, 2001.©1998
Collation:
343 pages ; 20 cm.
Notes:
"First published in Portuguese with the title Memorial do convento"--Title page verso.Translated from the Portuguese.
Awards:
Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature 1998.
ISBN:
1860469019 (pbk)9781860469015 (pbk)9781860469015 (paperback)
Dewey class:
869.342
Language:
EnglishPortuguese
BRN:
60677
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryAdult FictionSARAAvailable
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