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read Fado Alexandrino Fado Alexandrino review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB Nniversary of their battalion's return from Mozambiue Portugal's Vietnam ends in a fatal sta Everyone is familiar with the concept of a great american novel This book might be easily called a great Portuguese novel It encompasses traumatic relatively recent past of the country including desperate bloody wars for african colonial possessions followed by the revolution against the dictatorship in 1974 and its aftermath Four main characters all ex millitary men irrevocably damaged by the war are having the reunion 10 years after coming back The book is intermingled monologue of these four during the events of this very long night To say that the characters are unlikable would be an understatement but they are deeply human all the same There is a lot of violence sex and black humour on these pages There are also very acute and bleak observations of a society under the dramatic change the meaning of this change and how each human being is forced to be a part of it It is a very male dominated novel There are a lot of female characters but we only see them through the eyes of these four men For them the women are either the objects of their admiration or instruments for fulfilling their needs This attitude reminded me the essay Courtly Love or Woman as Thing by Zizek It is my third novel by Antunes and i love his uniue style of writing It could be called stream of consciousness but it is the stream by at least three characters In this novel there are four voices talking moving forwards and backwards in time between the reality and the imaginary of their thoughts It is impossible to appreciate this novel without giving it a full concentration But it pays off in my case He manages to combine very bleak sometimes violent content with lyricism and beautiful imaginary He also is very good in showing the different layers of a moment how the outside reality is juxtaposed with the one inside someone s head For example in the fragment below the protagonist is talking to another character the captain Mendes all along thinking about his departure from a woman in Goa many years ago She didn t even speak in the morning when I left her in the tumbledown house beneath a huge thunderclap where invisible hands were torturing the clouds as if they were bread dough The trees were agitated with tics the brimstone light was shedding uick copper coloured flashes over the few unmatched pieces of furniture Not a word not a sound her damp fingers extended an absolute lack of expression on her face the Jeep heaving hesitantly in the windstorm battered by loose leaves trash gusts of water splashed of mud brought up be the wheels just like spit Through the body the words the face the tunic of captain Mendes he saw the house growing smaller in the distance the restless river the anguish of the woods his own heart microscopic vibrating Now you are watching the rain fall in some village or other cookstoves 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four during the events of this very long night To say that the characters are unlikable would be an understatement but they are deeply human all the same There is a lot of violence sex and black humour on these pages There are also very acute and bleak observations of a society under the dramatic change the meaning of this change and how each human being is forced to be a part of it It is a very male dominated novel There are a lot of female characters but we only see them through the eyes of these four men For them the women are either the objects of their admiration or instruments for fulfilling their needs This attitude The Hero of Varay Varyan Memoir reminded me the essay Courtly Love or Woman as Thing by Zizek It is my third novel by Antunes and i love his uniue style of writing It could be called stream of consciousness but it is the stream by at least three characters In this novel there are four voices talking moving forwards and backwards in time between the Palestrina and 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gather in the 1980s in a bar They served together in Mozambiue around 1970 fighting in one of Salazarist Portugal s colonial wars The novel covers their return to Lisbon the resumption or crumbling of their previous lives and then the onset of the bloodless Portuguese revolution of April 25 1974 One man never speaks but we feel his presence There s a soldier become a furniture mover for his uncle s tottering business There s a second lieutenant from a humble background married into a rich family who flee to Brazil when the Revolution occurs Third is a lieutenant colonel whose wife dies just as he returns from Africa and who takes up with a cloud of perfume in silver high heels and oyster colored eyelids Fourth is a communications officer also referred to as Lieutenant which caused me no end of confusion at first an underground Communist agitator jailed for his pains before being freed after April 25th What happens to the men during that confused period in Portugal s history and then when things settle down is the subject of the rest of the book There s a lot of their sex life a murder and a denouement Set down like that the plot of FADO ALEXANDRINO doesn t amount to much No you ll read this because you want to read a highly unusual work of art one that weaves stories the gritty side of Lisbon times voices dreams thoughts imaginations and moments together like a collage like a Pollock painting like a tapestry Lobo Antunes changes direction on pages in paragraphs and even in sentences some of which are extremely long He draws a detailed picture of Portuguese society seen from the bottom up no touristy views for him You can t just skim along you have to pay close attention Let s face it Either you re going to be blown away by this incredible book or you re going to toss it after the first 20 pages Hour of the Beast rumble streak past drip down through the cracks in the ceiling swell up from the pages and invade my brain stumble drop fall plunge from every page topple my usual sense of books I made it through FADO ALEXANDRINO to the very end sometimes wondering why I was subjecting myself to such a difficult novel sometimes Dictionary Of Dreams rejoicing that I d heard of it by chance many years ago Lobo Antunes whose other works I didn t know has written a nearly 500 page masterpiece which definitely is not for everyone It demands close attention it demands patience and you have to like the flow of language That this is the case even in English is a tribute to the famous translator Gregory Rabassa who almost single handedly brilliantly has brought Portuguese language literature to English The Love of a Latino readers Five men gather in the 1980s in a bar They served together in Mozambiue around 1970 fighting in one of Salazarist Portugal s colonial wars The novel covers their Other Days Other Eyes return to Lisbon the Deception Island resumption or crumbling of their previous lives and then the onset of the bloodless Portuguese The Family The 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  • Paperback
  • 497
  • Fado Alexandrino
  • António Lobo Antunes
  • English
  • 11 January 2018
  • 9780802134219