Reading Portugal: Baltasar and Blimunda by José Saramago

What a beautiful, lyrical, strange, sad, piercingly funny experience this book is.
A week since I turned the last page, and I can’t stop thinking about it.

A love story, biting satire, melancholy musings on faith, loyalty, and the meaning of life. It’s all there. And a master writer like José Saramago makes it work. Hauntingly so. Go ahead, read it.

Enrique Casanova - Portugal Pittoresco
(Image by Creator:Enrique Casanova, Museu Imperial [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)

 

 

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