António Lobo Antunes

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António Lobo Antunes


Born
in Lisboa, Portugal
September 01, 1942

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At the age of seven, António Lobo Antunes decided to be a writer but when he was 16, his father sent him to medical school - he is a psychiatrist. During this time he never stopped writing.
By the end of his education he had to join the Army, to take part in the war in Angola, from 1970 to 1973. It was there, in a military hospital, that he gained interest for the subjects of death and the other. The Angolan war for independence later became subject to many of his novels. He worked many months in Germany and Belgium.

In 1979, Lobo Antunes published his first novel - Memória 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.
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Nós Não precisávamos de falar. Como ele dizia
– Tu sabes sempre o que eu estou a pensar e eu sei sempre o que tu estás a pensar
mas muito pouco tempo antes de morrer veio ter comigo e passámos a tarde juntos, sentados lado a lado no sofá. Foi ele quem falou quase sempre, eu pouco abri a boca.
Mostrou-me os braços, o corpo
– Estou miserável
sabia que ia morrer dali a nada e comportou-se com a extraor... Read more of this blog post »
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Os Cus de Judas

3.96 avg rating — 1,201 ratings — published 1979 — 41 editions
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Memoria de elefante

3.89 avg rating — 716 ratings — published 1979 — 21 editions
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The Inquisitors' Manual

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4.04 avg rating — 489 ratings — published 1977 — 28 editions
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The Natural Order of Things

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An Explanation of the Birds

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Fado Alexandrino

4.09 avg rating — 186 ratings — published 1983 — 21 editions
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O Arquipélago da Insónia

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The Return of the Caravels

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Sôbolos Rios Que Vão

3.66 avg rating — 161 ratings — published 2010 — 7 editions
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Knowledge of Hell

4.03 avg rating — 219 ratings — published 1980 — 15 editions
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“Viver é como escrever sem corrigir.”
António Lobo Antunes

“Tanto ruído no interior deste silêncio: são as vozes dos outros a falarem em mim, pessoas de quem gostei, pessoas que perdi, gente que tenho ainda.”
António Lobo Antunes, Quarto Livro de Crónicas

“Morrer é quando há um espaço a mais na mesa afastando as cadeiras para disfarçar, percebe-se o desconforto da ausência porque o quadro mais à esquerda e o aparador mais longe, sobretudo o quadro mais à esquerda e o buraco do primeiro prego, em que a moldura não se fixou, à vista, fala-se de maneira diferente esperando uma voz que não chega, come-se de maneira diferente, deixando uma porção na travessa de que ninguém se serve, os cotovelos vizinhos deixam de impedir os nossos e faz-nos falta que impeçam os nossos”
António Lobo Antunes, Não é Meia Noite Quem Quer

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