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Auto dos Danados [Download] ➸ Auto dos Danados By António Lobo Antunes – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk A Vida de uma grande fam lia portuguesa em , quando, em Portugal, a poca das cerim nias morreu Um casal e o irm o do marido viajam at Reguengos de Monsaraz porque o patriarca o av est moribundo Em Mon A Vida de uma grande fam lia portuguesa em , quando, em Portugal, a poca das cerim nias morreu Um casal e o irm o do marido viajam at Reguengos de Monsaraz porque o patriarca o av est moribundo Em Monsaraz vive o resto do cl , que inclui um filho e uma filha, ambos casados, e uma terceira filha, solteira e mongol ide O velho morre durante as festas da vila, que terminam com a morte Auto dos Kindle - do touro N o h heran a, h d vidas A fam lia foge do pa sGrande Pr mio do Romance e da Novela da Associa o Portuguesa de Escritores, Auto dos Danadosfirma, na evolu o da novel stica de Ant nio Lobo Antunes, o amadurecimento de t cnicas e processos narrativos, vis vel na pr pria estrutura o do romance, cujas partes correspondem a pontos de vista d spares dos v rios elementos de uma fam lia que, em Setembro de , luta encarni ada pela heran a hipotecada de um latifundi rio moribundo O intertexto vicentino evocado pelo t tulo do romance anuncia, ao mesmo tempo, a continuidade com a descida aos infernos encetada desde o seu primeiro romance, pela corrosiva an lise psicol gica de um leque de personagens sem qualquer possibilidade de reden o, num pa s p s revolucion rio onde as puls es de sobreviv ncia se sobrep em raz o e moral.

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  • Auto dos Danados
  • António Lobo Antunes
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  • 01 December 2017

About the Author: António Lobo Antunes

At the age of seven, Ant nio Lobo Antunes decided to be a writer but when he was , his father sent him to medical school he is a psychiatrist During this time he never stopped writingBy the end of his education he had to join the Army, to take part in the war in Angola, from to It was there, in a military hospital, that he gained interest for the subjects of death and Auto dos Kindle - the other The Angolan war for independence later became subject to many of his novels He worked many months in Germany and BelgiumIn , Lobo Antunes published his first novel Mem ria de Elefante Elephant s Memory , where he told the story of his separation Due to the success of his first novel, Lobo Antunes decided to devote his evenings to writing He has been practicing psychiatry all the time, though, mainly at the outpatient s unit at the Hospital Miguel Bombarda of LisbonHis style is considered to be very dense, heavily influenced by William Faulkner, James Joyce and Louis Ferdinand C lineHe has an extensive work, translated into several languages Among the many awards he has received so far, in he received the Cam es Award, the most prestigious Portuguese literary award.



10 thoughts on “Auto dos Danados

  1. Jim Fonseca Jim Fonseca says:

    Southern gothic comes to Portugal As I wrote of Antunes work in another review, An Explanation of the Birds, every character is deeply flawed every cup is cracked every window is grimy every spoon is greasy The story is set in the 1970 s around the time of the Portuguese revolution when the dictator Salazar was overthrown and a socialist government was installed An old established family finds itself on the wrong side of the political wind As the patriarch lays dying, the children desper Southern gothic comes to Portugal As I wrote of Antunes work in another review, An Explanation of the Birds, every character is deeply flawed every cup is cracked every window is grimy every spoon is greasy The story is set in the 1970 s around the time of the Portuguese revolution when the dictator Salazar was overthrown and a socialist government was installed An old established family finds itself on the wrong side of the political wind As the patriarch lays dying, the children desperately search for his will hoping to get money to flee the country But they are bankrupt financially, morally and spiritually Two of the patriarch s children are mentally challenged his 60 year old son is always underfoot playing with trains his sister calls him monkey brother But the diabolical immorality prize goes to his son in law who has fathered an illegitimate retarded daughter and a grandchild by her as well He is the main character, a dentist who is disgusted by his clients He works on teeth with a television on showing old classic American movies Edward G Robinson, Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron The old patriarchal family lives in decrepit elegance This could be a genre old families hanging on to their crumbling, decaying mansions in what has become the wrong side of town I think of Sabato s On Heroes and Tombs in Buenos Aires and Hatoum s A Tale of a Certain Orient set in Manaus, Brazil Tarnished silver, moldy books, leaky roofs, dogs crapping on rotting carpets, tattered brocade It s an ugly story with strong literary writing Here are some examples of Antunes style all within two pages the smugglers I sometimes saw in the tavern, leaning over the bar to talk business with the bar owner, their mouths full of cheese and good deals the empty pantry, occupied by a solitary old woman in a wheelchair, her bugging irises gleaming with affliction the rain changed the color of the sounds I was hearing, turning them thick and dark, heavy like tears, and I smelled a profound dustiness, as if from a trapdoor that had been shut for centuries Chapters are in voices of the different characters The tension builds as the family tries to get itself together to flee the country An ugly story but a fascinating read Photo from thecitypictures.net

  2. Paula Paula says:

    E pensei Que falta o dio faz para nos sentirmos saud veis, e pensei Acharmo nos em harmonia com o mundo uma infec o mortal Depois dos psiquiatras das obras que li anteriormente, Lobo Antunes traz nos um dentista fascinado pela era dourada de Hollywood, que age como se fosse o Edward G Robinson e d o tom para todo o livro, pois realmente como se nos tivessem administrado uma dose de g s hilariante Depressa sa mos de Lisboa e chegamos ao Alentejo onde uma fam lia em plena decad ncia fin E pensei Que falta o dio faz para nos sentirmos saud veis, e pensei Acharmo nos em harmonia com o mundo uma infec o mortal Depois dos psiquiatras das obras que li anteriormente, Lobo Antunes traz nos um dentista fascinado pela era dourada de Hollywood, que age como se fosse o Edward G Robinson e d o tom para todo o livro, pois realmente como se nos tivessem administrado uma dose de g s hilariante Depressa sa mos de Lisboa e chegamos ao Alentejo onde uma fam lia em plena decad ncia financeira e moral espera que o hediondo patriarca morra para tratar das partilhas e fugir para Espanha, com receio dos comunistas do p s 25 de Abril As personagens e as situa es s o dignas de um dos melhores filmes de Almod var, mas a escrita a mais perfeita renda de bilros.Na verdade, diria que mais que o Auto dos Danados o auto dos depravados, dos degenerados, dos desprezados, dos desesperados, dos perfeitos anormais Uma obra prima Mas n o h nada que os espelhos n o destruam ao reenviarem nos a n s mesmos, manchados de carimbos de estanho como encomendas postais sem endere o, de forma que me levantei, peguei no rel gio dos anjinhos pela base e assassinei todos aqueles sard nicos rect ngulos de vidro nas suas grossas molduras de talha Foi a minha m e que quis o quarto assim, foi ela que o enfeitou desta maneira a seguir morte do meu pai a fim de se sentir, ao menos, acompanhada por si pr pria, ou nem sequer por si pr pria mas pelas suas onduladas e mentirosas miragens, sabendo perfeitamente que o que vemos de n s t o diferente de n s como o somos de um estranho

  3. João Carlos João Carlos says:

    Auto do Danados o sexto romance do escritor portugu s Ant nio Lobo Antunes n 1942 foi publicado em 1985 e a narrativa come a Na segunda quarta feira de Setembro de mil novecentos e setenta e cinco .Com a Revolu o do 25 de Abril de 1974 ou a Revolu o dos Cravos ocorreu a deposi o do regime fascista ditatorial, o denominado Estado Novo ou salazarista, em refer ncia a Ant nio Oliveira Salazar, o seu fundador e inicial l der num movimento revolucion rio iniciado por v rios sectores mil Auto do Danados o sexto romance do escritor portugu s Ant nio Lobo Antunes n 1942 foi publicado em 1985 e a narrativa come a Na segunda quarta feira de Setembro de mil novecentos e setenta e cinco .Com a Revolu o do 25 de Abril de 1974 ou a Revolu o dos Cravos ocorreu a deposi o do regime fascista ditatorial, o denominado Estado Novo ou salazarista, em refer ncia a Ant nio Oliveira Salazar, o seu fundador e inicial l der num movimento revolucion rio iniciado por v rios sectores militares das For as Armadas que destitu ram o governo liderado por Marcelo Caetano Como resultado, todos os partidos pol ticos foram legalizados, assistindo se, igualmente, extin o da pol cia pol tica PIDE, entrando o pa s numa indescrit vel agita o revolucion ria.At que por vicissitudes v rias inicia se em 1975 um dos per odos revolucion rios mais conturbados o denominado Ver o Quente de 1975 em que o governo passou a ser dominado por uma esquerda radical liderada pelos militares Costa Gomes, Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho e Vasco Gon alves, com a estatiza o de sectores industriais e bancos, e pela ocupa o de terras para implementar a reforma agr ria Para Nuno, o primeiro narrador, dentista, a segunda quarta feira de Setembro de mil novecentos e setenta e cinco o seu ltimo dia de trabalho no consult rio antes de fugir com a sua fam lia para Espanha, receosos do radicalismo revolucion rio que se est a instalar em Portugal O enquadramento social do primeiro narrador, Nuno, e da sua fam lia evidente pertencem a uma fam lia burguesa, vivem no Restelo, o bairro mais elitista da capital portuguesa, Lisboa, num quotidiano dominado pela mentira e pelo desrespeito ele tra a sua mulher Ana com Mafalda e que confrontado com a situa o terminal de Diogo, o patriarca da fam lia, no leito de morte na sua mans o, na herdade situada nas proximidades de Reguengos de Monsaraz, Alentejo, e do rio Guadiana, onde os seus filhos e demais familiares se confrontam com o fim do pai , aparentemente o pai extremoso e genuinamente puro e exemplar, mas que na realidade o latifundi rio temido e autorit rio, violento para os familiares e para os trabalhadores rurais, exercendo arbitrariamente a viol ncia e o dio, num cen rio dominado pelas trai es conjugais, pelas liga es familiares ileg timas, numa viol ncia desmesurada O romance Auto dos Danados vai sendo constru do e desenvolvido com recurso s mem rias dos v rios narradores, em cinco cap tulos antev spera do festa , v spera da festa , primeiro dia da festa , segundo dia da festa e terceiro dia da festa em v rios per odos e espa os que se v o cruzando, no presente, no passado mais recente e no passado mais long nquo, numa interpreta o e numa perspectiva individual, pensamentos por vezes desordenados e complexos de acompanhar, pela multiplicidade dos relatos dos membros familiares, num enredo fragmentado e com crit rios diferenciados pelos respectivos narradores, sobre as complexas rela es familiares, entre homens e mulheres, sobre os dist rbios mentais e a esquizofrenia uma das personagens portadora de s ndrome de Down, a mongol ide , sem nome, e muito mais Ant nio Lobo Antunes desmistifica de uma forma exemplar a normal percep o de harmonia no seio das fam lias burguesas, supostamente abastadas, num tom quase sempre sarc stico, violento e mis gino, sobre a desagrega o familiar, espiritualmente e financeiramente, num dos per odos mais conturbados da recente hist ria de Portugal, numa analogia perfeita entre a fam lia e o pais Auto do Danados um excelente romance, indispens vel, mas de leitura exigente e proactiva Ant nio Lobo Antunes 86 Feira do Livro Lisboa Portugal 2016 05 28 Ant nio Lobo Antunes, o eterno candidato ao Pr mio Nobel da Literatura, proferiu as seguintes declara es sobre a entrega do pr mio a Bob Dylan em 2016 Como que est A trabalhar O que que hei de fazer N o tenho mais nada para fazerTamb m estou a trabalhar N o tenho mais nada para fazer risos Pois N o temos mais nada para fazer, olhe.Queria ter uma reac o sua atribui o do Nobel ao Bob Dylan.N o vou dizer nada Nunca falei quando me deram pr mios, n o vou falar quando n o me d o.Estava a referir me ao Bob Dylan em si.Eu gosto Porqu Gosto das letras, gosto das m sicas, acho que muito bom.N o fazia ideia.N o gosta dele N o conhe o bem.Vale a pena ouvir Ele bom E um homem interessante.Recorda se de alguma m sica em particular Tem v rias sil ncio Isso uma coisa, outra darem um Nobel a uma pessoa que faz can es Mas isso n o tenho nada que ter opini es.Sabe que est toda a gente a estranhar o pr mio.H muita indigna o, Porque um cantor.N o me quero meter nisso Normalmente n o fa o coment rios quando d o o pr mio a algu m muito f cil dar opini es Mas isso de que serve A gente pode questionar as coisas a outro n vel, mas isso n o me interessa Para mim o Pr mio Nobel da Literatura n o aquilo, mas uma opini o pessoal, posso n o ter raz o nenhuma As pessoas fazem o que quiserem o que as pessoas acham Come ando pelo facto de o pr mio ter sido dado a um cantor.Isso discut vel evidente que h grandes escritores que nunca ganharam nada O Tolst i, tantos Todos os pr mios s o aleat rios, todos os pr mios s o discut veis D em a quem derem, as pessoas discutem Eu n o daria, mas isso uma opini o pessoal, n o quero pol micas nem chatices nem nada Deram quele, pronto, n o tenho que discutir Quem sou eu para dar opini es In revista Vis o 13 Outubro 2016

  4. Marc Marc says:

    What the hell is this Is undoubtedly the spontaneous exclamation of the reader after some 20 pages into this novel Because at first you seem to have ended up in a fairly conventional story, where the narrator informs you that everything is happening shortly after the Carnation Revolution in Portugal 1974 , in a wealthy family that feels threatened by the omnipresent communists and wants to flee to Spain, and against the background of the patriarch of the family who is dying.Those informatio What the hell is this Is undoubtedly the spontaneous exclamation of the reader after some 20 pages into this novel Because at first you seem to have ended up in a fairly conventional story, where the narrator informs you that everything is happening shortly after the Carnation Revolution in Portugal 1974 , in a wealthy family that feels threatened by the omnipresent communists and wants to flee to Spain, and against the background of the patriarch of the family who is dying.Those information elements are useful, there is no doubt about that, because you regularly see references to that frame story pass by But Lobo Antunes deliberately drowns them in a whirling multitude of voices and perspectives, some of which are recognizable, others not or not at first sight , and in which time layers, real and imagined reality flow through each other, in a bombastic ensemble of clattering sentences that sometimes don t seem to go anywhere Occasionally there are passages that charm by their intimacy or their hilarity, but they alternate with gross, brutal, and absolutely degenerate situations it is no coincidence that the words imbeciles , mongols and incest regularly fall The cacophonic style seems to be deliberately meant to evoke the chaos of a family that feels the ground under its feet moving away Or does Lobo Antunes just wants to indicate that life itself is so coarse, degenerate and enigmatic The least you can say is that this novel intrigues and that the author has a lot to offer The references to Faulkner and Marquez certainly are not unjustified But I cannot say that I really enjoyed the burlesque atrabilious ness of this book, for me it was really over the edge Perhaps this was not the best choice to get to acquainted with Lobo Antunes, or was it

  5. Sara Jesus Sara Jesus says:

    Um dos romances que mais retrata a sociedade portuguesa do s culo XX a hist ria de uma fam lia na poca Salazarista Representa um Portugal pobre, desfalecido, sem gl ria e alegria Uma sociedade em que as mulheres s o dominadas atrav s de chibatadas e pancadaria.

  6. Nathaniel Nathaniel says:

    Act of the Damned is an absolute lunatic novel The disturbingly besotted and predatory air of Antunes s work is reminiscent of dark and frenetic passages from Hunter S Thompson, Ignacio de Loyola Brandao, Boris Vian and perhaps the creepiest bits of Roald Dahl This is to say that the prose is unusually visceral, coarse, disorganized, playful and interested in avoiding pretention in favor of a swaggering strangeness.A few scattered sentences like, After endless nights of talk and drink and Act of the Damned is an absolute lunatic novel The disturbingly besotted and predatory air of Antunes s work is reminiscent of dark and frenetic passages from Hunter S Thompson, Ignacio de Loyola Brandao, Boris Vian and perhaps the creepiest bits of Roald Dahl This is to say that the prose is unusually visceral, coarse, disorganized, playful and interested in avoiding pretention in favor of a swaggering strangeness.A few scattered sentences like, After endless nights of talk and drink and syringes, of God knows how many grams of pills and heroin, I return to the world at two or three in the afternoon, surrounded by your collection of old hats, the overflowing ashtrays and the smell of urine from the Siamese that struts over the covers while we sleep, I return with the weariness of a septuagenarian frog, my kidneys splitting with pain as I flounder in a swamp of algae made me feel like I could imagine what sort of influences went into the scattershot construction of this multi generational festival of avarice, decay and retardation The novel is challenging, not least of all because there are at least nine different narrators members of the family, the family s doctor, a hapless notary , many of them unannounced and few of them in absolute control of their chapters A reader suddenly realizes, based on rare instances of direct address in imbedded dialogue, that someone new inhabits the first person perspective, around whose discomfort and frustration Antunes layers his ubiquitous, over the top prose He could be faulted for failing to differentiate these narrative voicesclearlyFor long stretches, Antunes will also narrate several things at once, overlaying them in alternating sentences Sometimes it is clear that he is doing this to show how the surroundings usually noise, heat and squalor are so oppressive and irritating that they literally intrude upon the happenings and at other times, it seems to a bithaphazard and cut up For instance, Wackawackawacka, said my cousin in Turkish to the Saint Bernard, who immediately withdrew his submissive finger The mongoloid finished her oatmeal in a typhoon of soggy morsels, and the maid used the torn shirt to wipe her clean before unstrapping her The procession trampled over the already twisted, tortured lanes to the accompaniment of clarinets, trombones, and tambourines in a heart rending display of miserable splendour The fireworks burst into luminous flakes in the air and we only heard them once they were fading in powdery threads What are you nosing around her for asked my aunt, her eyelids heavy with rage We got you that cabin and bought you the looms on the condition that you never again set foot in this house Antunes is also quite comfortable, cobbling together virtuosic sentences that, with the addition of the retards, had me thinking of asubstance addled,embittered and less fussy William Faulkner, My shotgun was tucked under my armpit and my cartridge belt held four or five dangling birds that had interrupted their flight the hounds fetched their riddled corpses to fan my haunches, and I arrived at the bedroom door trailing dust from my boots on the carpet and smelling of gunpowder, the earth, the woods and the blood of rabbits and turtle doves, and my wife, who didn t look at me, was pulling dresses from the closets and laying them on the bedspread, folding blouses, gathering up her underwear and shoes, and tugging on the leather straps of the open suitcases, knowing I was watching her my gun in hand and my navel crowned with partridges, looking like a holy card of Our Lady surrounded by murdered angels watching her move forward and backwards and sideways in the mirrors, as if it were twelve instead of one that I d married, until I asked, What the hell s going on I m letting Antunes prose speak for itself While it fits into the cluster of authors I mentioned at first, it is unique and will either repel a reader within five pages or make him tolerate heaps of cruelty, mockery of retards, incest, random violence, scheming and confusions As I read the novel, I was, at times, unsure what I thought of it and unsure of whether or not I would read Antunes again In retrospect, I may just have been too overwhelmed and off track to enjoy it properly Skimming it again and reviewing the passages that I marked, made me certain that I will tackle another of this man s books

  7. Darryl Darryl says:

    This irreverent and almost indescribably wacky novel is initially set in September 1975 in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon, less than 18 months after the Carnation Revolution spelled the end of the fascist Estado Novo, the beginning of a democratic government, and the end of colonial rule and civil wars in Angola, Mozambique and elsewhere, as wealthy conservative families saw their worth plummet The motley cast of characters consist of the younger relatives and in laws of a dying wealthy patri This irreverent and almost indescribably wacky novel is initially set in September 1975 in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon, less than 18 months after the Carnation Revolution spelled the end of the fascist Estado Novo, the beginning of a democratic government, and the end of colonial rule and civil wars in Angola, Mozambique and elsewhere, as wealthy conservative families saw their worth plummet The motley cast of characters consist of the younger relatives and in laws of a dying wealthy patriarch who lives in the Alentejo, as they seek to claim his substantial inheritance before they flee to Spain, which was still under the dictatorial rule of Francisco Franco The novel consists of narratives from different family members, and from them the decadence and depravity of each of them is revealed, with frequent references to infidelity, incest and other immoral behaviors The characters are absurdly funny but neither believable nor worthy of sympathy, and because I could not relate to any of them I struggled my way through this novel, even though I m a fan of Antunes s work

  8. Ricardo Ricardo says:

    Em O Som e a F ria , William Faulkner percorre a decad ncia de uma fam lia do sul dos Estados Unidos, atrav s do ponto de vista de cada uma das personagens Come ando pelo marido da neta do patriarca moribundo, passando pela filha, nora, netos e pelo genro, Faulkner revela o estado financeiro e social de uma fam lia habituada a viver custa de quem trabalha, ao ser confrontada com uma heran a de d vidas e o comunismo a bater porta.Semelhan as parte, Ant nio Lobo Antunes cria uma imagem viv Em O Som e a F ria , William Faulkner percorre a decad ncia de uma fam lia do sul dos Estados Unidos, atrav s do ponto de vista de cada uma das personagens Come ando pelo marido da neta do patriarca moribundo, passando pela filha, nora, netos e pelo genro, Faulkner revela o estado financeiro e social de uma fam lia habituada a viver custa de quem trabalha, ao ser confrontada com uma heran a de d vidas e o comunismo a bater porta.Semelhan as parte, Ant nio Lobo Antunes cria uma imagem vivida duma poca n o t o distante dos nossos dias, que faz parte do imagin rio popular portugu s como um conjunto de roubos legalizados ou como uma rom ntica justi a por s culos de servid o Num cen rio id lico, rumo de milhares de turistas todos os anos nos dias de hoje, um povo alheio maior parte das convuls es pol ticas que estariam a decorrer na cabe a dos caciques, festeja a morte do touro na arena

  9. Caitlin Caitlin says:

    I really disliked this book I like to read authors from the countries I visit and Atunes is my first Portuguese one The praise on the book cover led me to believe that this was going to be a passionate family story, but I found every character to be disreputable There was no moral center so I felt disconnected and didn t care about any of the characters There wasn t anyone I could slightly root for Even anti heroes in books or movies the audience roots for, with a sense of guilt I don t li I really disliked this book I like to read authors from the countries I visit and Atunes is my first Portuguese one The praise on the book cover led me to believe that this was going to be a passionate family story, but I found every character to be disreputable There was no moral center so I felt disconnected and didn t care about any of the characters There wasn t anyone I could slightly root for Even anti heroes in books or movies the audience roots for, with a sense of guilt I don t like a lot of metaphors and similes in the books I read because I often find them illogical and interrupting to the flow of a narrative Writing can be beautiful and deep without constant comparisons This book is full of similes and they rarely had the effect intended Most of them didn t make sense or mixed metaphors Here is an example of a really bad simile, My sister turned on the spigot, which resembled a gaping fish mouth, and I reached for a tentacle of soap, stretched out like a fakir on a bed of rubber nails Bending over the the running water without touching it, I stared in amazement at the fish s continual, turbulent, imperturbable vomit 134 It starts out all right but then switches comparisons mid sentence, moving from an aquatic comparison to a religious one, not to mention it ends disgustingly The other major problem I had is the book has many narrators, mostly members of the family, the notary being an exception Multiple narrators is common so I don t have a problem with that My problem is with the voice and tone of the book The characters had their own personalities, flaws and troubles, but from the narration itself they all sound the same Everyone thinks in the same heavy metaphorical way and there is very little to differentiate from the style of the writing who is the speaker I think if an author is usingthan one narrator then the writing should reflect the different personalities and thought processes of each narrator Any differences were very subtle Even when Francisco, the youngest of the narrators, talks he sounds the same And the first narrator seems to have an inordinately long section even though he is not in the rest of the book, and is just an in law although the other in law does play an important part This first character, Nuno, is just as fucked up as the rest of the characters and may have committed two murders for no reason, if they even happened and weren t just his overworked imagination What kept me reading was the novel is short so it felt like I should finish it The prose does have a certain rhythm to it that moves the reader continually onward and I can see how people would find it beautiful, especially if they like the heavy handed metaphors Toward the end of the book the theme of the paranoia about encroaching Communists and the need to flee to Spain with some semblance of financial well being becomes prominent, almost making the novel worth it Maybe it is a translation issue, or maybe it is that my experience with Portuguese people had nothing in common with these immoral white trash characters who didn t care about anyone, not really even caring for themselves But of course, 2015 is a very different cultural period for Portugal than the 1970s were

  10. -Neslihan K -Neslihan K says:

    It wasn t an easy read, both because of Antunes complicated but impressive literary style, which was a first for me, and because I read it in English It was an introduction to a Faulknerlike, to be followed by Faulkner himself This is the story of a horrible or horrific family and its members none of which are to be liked There s violence, incest, sickness physical, emotional and ethical all over the place Though I detested the characters, the family, the core of the story, I was in awe It wasn t an easy read, both because of Antunes complicated but impressive literary style, which was a first for me, and because I read it in English It was an introduction to a Faulknerlike, to be followed by Faulkner himself This is the story of a horrible or horrific family and its members none of which are to be liked There s violence, incest, sickness physical, emotional and ethical all over the place Though I detested the characters, the family, the core of the story, I was in awe of how it was portrayed back and forth through time, with reality versus fantasy This was recommended to me by the staff of Livrario Lello in Porto, Portugal for a contemporary but not so internationally known Portugese writer while travelling there, so bravo to them, too.I hope it s translated into Turkish one day so I can read it in my native language again

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