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O Crime do Padre Amaro

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Na versão definitiva desta obra (1880), conjugam-se três factores já previamente salientes na carreira de Eça mas cuja importância relativa e cujo significado se irão modificando: um dado propósito de crítica social contemporânea; uma dada percepção de como determinadas personagens, enganando as outras, se enganam afinal a si próprias, fingindo acatar pautas morais de comp ...more
Paperback, 528 pages
Published 2011 by Porto Editora (first published 1875)
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Henry Avila
Aug 07, 2015 Henry Avila rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The lengthy procession very slowly walks along the winding path, down on the muddy road, in the valley, as the cold , misty morning rain, pours unceasingly from above, obscuring them, the streams overflow, the umbrellas help little, thoroughly drenched, they do not notice, nobody speaks, some men are in uniforms of various colors and designs, one young man nearly collapses, the women in dark clothing, and continue in the endless journey, step by monotonous step, then climbing into the clouds, as ...more
César Lasso
Feb 28, 2016 César Lasso rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Esta novela nació con complicaciones en la década de 1870 en Portugal. Primero apareció fraccionada en un periódico y pasó bastante desapercibida. Aun así, pronto se la acusó de haber plagiado un trabajo de Zola publicado por parecidas fechas con un título muy similar. Sea por lo que fuere, Queirós no consideró definitiva su obra hasta después de varios retoques y ediciones, a finales de esa década. Y fue entonces cuando la novela llamó la atención, beneficiada por el escándalo que ya había caus ...more
K.D. Absolutely
Mar 08, 2014 K.D. Absolutely rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to K.D. by: 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (2008-2012)
Padre Amaro is a young Catholic priest who falls in love with young girl Amelia. When this was first published this created an uproar in Portugal in 1875 because of its openly depiction of sex and forbidden love. When its movie adaptation was shown in 2002, the several religious organizations in Mexico attempted to prevent its showing. The movie became an international blockbuster and made Gael Garcia Bernal (born 1978) a Mexican actor and director as a household name.

I saw that movie and I lik
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Celeste Corrêa
Aug 10, 2015 Celeste Corrêa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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“O Crime do Padre Amaro” é uma obra da juventude do seu autor e teve três redacções – para aperfeiçoar a obra ou para Eça se defender das acusações de ter imitado “La Faute de LAbbé Mouret” de Zola?

Com o Crime Eça enceta o género de romance que o vai notabilizar: o romance de costumes, inovando não só a sua carreira literária, mas também a nossa literatura iniciando o realismo português. Um novo tipo de romance que será, ao mesmo tempo, uma obra literária e um documento humano e social de Port
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Carolyn
Aug 23, 2009 Carolyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is NOT a love story. This is about the ugly corruption of power, not that it in itself is a new theme, but this was written in the mid 1800's in Portugal, about a catholic priest who seduces a young innocent girl from his parish. Of course, the young girl believes it is love, and of course, for Father Amaro it is just a roll in the creche. He is so despicable and he is so well understand by our writer that the story just keeps you mesmerized. You must keep reminding yourself of when and whe ...more
Ana
Dec 25, 2015 Ana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Peguei neste livro ao fim de vários anos de o ter. Sempre gostei muitos d'Os Maias e Cidade e as Serras e, confesso, as outras obras de Eça que tinha lido até agora (também não foram muitas mais) não tinham chegado ao mesmo nível. Por isso, foi com um certo receio que peguei n'O Crime do Padre Amaro.

Surpreendeu-me por completo! Significou o regresso às sensações que tinha sentido ao ler as obras que mais me tinham marcado do reportório de Eça. As críticas, a análise social, a pertinência das tem
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Luís Blue Yorkie
I am amazed that a work like this reported in the nineteenth century still evinces modern society. When I finished reading this book the impression I had was that just as we progress through the machines, regressed as individuals; that evil and weakness are part of human nature. So this novel is essential to understand the realistic movement. I think it should be important reading for those that course Letters, who appreciate the Portuguese literature and a good novel full of social issues.

It re
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Sofia
Nov 03, 2014 Sofia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tão, tão bom. Tão deliciosamente cínico, tão subversivamente hilariante.

Rodrigo
May 01, 2012 Rodrigo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
¡Muy bueno! Obviamente lo que me llevó a este libro fue la película. Carlos Carrera es de mis directores preferidos, pero sinceramente desde que la vi hace varios años pensé que Gael García Bernal, con lo buen actor que es, fue una muy mala elección. Después de leer el libro, sólo podría decir dos cosas respecto a la película: increíble adaptación de Vicente Leñero del Portugal del siglo XIX al México del siglo XXI. ¡Felicidades! Y la segunda: ¿a quién se le ocurrió que Gael era el mejor para in ...more
Landa
O Crime do Padre Amaro é um retrato da sociedade Portuguesa em meados do século XIX e uma severa crítica à hipocrisia existente na Igreja Católica e à vida burguesa portuguesa. No entanto, apesar de ter sido escrito à mais de 100 anos achei-o bastante actual em alguns pontos.
Um leitura bastante agradável pela escrita do autor e pelo ensaio irónico desenvolvido.
Eliana Rivero
Nov 17, 2014 Eliana Rivero rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Esta novela es un crimen para las emociones, la verdad. El crimen del padre Amaro es rápida y con grandes personajes. Todo se vuelve irónico, incluso molesto, cuando te das cuenta de toda la hipocresía y chismorreo de la entidad eclesiástica. Curas, monaguillos, padres, canónigos: todos son viles, con privilegios inmerecidos; las beatas son hipócritas, chismosas, y se valen de una falsa mojigatería para desprestigiar a los demás. Existe una doble moral increíblemente despiadada.

Los personajes pr
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Lucy Ibn al-Rashid

Este livro ilustra bem a religião e a hipocrisia existente em alguns círculos da mesma.

O senhor padre Amaro, essa figura fraca de corpo e de espírito é um 'santo'. A sua mera presença faz com que os doentes e aleijados se sintam automaticamente revigorados e as velhas beatas se prostem em oração.

No entanto, essa figura celestial é um nojento, um devasso que utiliza a sua posição e influência sobre pessoas desesperadas e facilmente influenciáveis para corremper.

Pela calada, este indivíduo mente,
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Ana Cláudia
Oct 01, 2014 Ana Cláudia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Extremamente antigo e tristemente atual. Não sei se, por isso, devamos achar Eça um máximo ou Portugal "um mínimo". Talvez os dois.
Jorge
Aug 21, 2014 Jorge rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Exquisito relato de la “clerigalla” Portuguesa del siglo XIX. Eça de Queirós, para muchos el mejor novelista de habla Portuguesa, despliega todas sus facultades narrativas al adentrarse en la vida de los clérigos en un pueblo de Portugal. Eca retrata con maestría, ironía y gracia las debilidades, los gustos y también algunas cualidades de los curas. En una palabra nos hace ver que los sacerdotes tienen todas las debilidades y concupiscencias humanas latiendo vivamente debajo de esas engañosas so ...more
Virgilio Machado
Feb 11, 2012 Virgilio Machado rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everybody, older than 16
Publicado em 1875, O Crime do Padre Amaro (romance de tese), de Eça de Queirós, é, simultaneamente uma obra-prima, um documento humano e social do país e de uma época, a expressão literária de uma realidade que a história confirma. A narrativa recria o coloquialismo português.

http://www.passeiweb.com/na_ponta_lin...

[...] o romance de tese visa descrever e explicar os problemas sociais sob a luz das novas ideias. Neles há a crítica, muitas vezes feroz, às instituições que servem de base para a so
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Jeruen
Sep 21, 2011 Jeruen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An edited version of this article was first published as Book Review: The Crime of Father Amaro by José Maria de Eça de Queiroz on Blogcritics.org.

I haven't written a book review in a while, and that is because I had been preoccupied with reading this massive work by José Maria de Eça de Queiroz, none other than his most famous novel, entitled The Crime of Father Amaro. And after reading it, I was blown away.

Well, tradition dictates that I narrate a brief synopsis of the book, and this is relati
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S
Apr 15, 2016 S rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
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Armando
Dec 09, 2015 Armando rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As a Christian, I can see why this novel was criticized by the Portuguese Church when it was published. However this is a very important novel that still has much relevance in today's criticism of the church. The Characters, much like Dickens', are very well written with exaggeration but with much depth to them. The plot is sad but the language is jolly and engaging. Brilliant!
Ana Paula
Jun 03, 2009 Ana Paula rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Ana Paula by: portuguese realism class
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Mady
Aug 14, 2010 Mady rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: borrowed, 2010, portuguese
My current project is to try to read more in Portuguese. Since I'm avoiding translations and there are very few contemporary writers that I like, I've turned to the classics.

I loved Eça de Queirós' "Os Maias" and somehow never got around to read another of his books. Until now :)

This is another portrait of Portuguese society from the mid 1800'. Taking place in Leiria, this book narrates the story of the affair between a young catholic priest and a devoted young lady. The priest Amaro is allocate
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Núria
Oct 12, 2007 Núria rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: amantes de todo lo decimonónico
Eça de Queirós es tan decimonónico que es imposible que no le quiera. El primero libro suyo que leí fue 'El primo Basilio' y al terminar me dejó un amargo sabor de boca, porque tenía un final de lo más anticlimático y decepcionante. Pero, poco a poco, fui olvidándome del final y el libro creció en mí. Al fin y al cabo, el final era una concesión a la buena moral (no olvidemos que era el siglo XIX). Así que al ponerme a leer 'El crimen del padre Amaro' ya estaba avisada y no me ha sorprendido cua ...more
João Caramujo
Aug 16, 2015 João Caramujo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Não esbarrava em Eça de Queirós desde "Os Maias" dos tempos de secundário, e isto só foi benéfico. Embora já tivesse gostado na altura, não tinha maturidade suficiente para usufruir em pleno. Agora foi diferente. É um clássico que se mantém actual, explorando (ainda) vários aspectos da sociedade contemporânea. Foi também curioso relembrar o estilo literário que já me tinha sido ensinado há vários anos.
Marco Caetano
May 05, 2011 Marco Caetano rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Voltei ao Eça... E se já tinha gostado d'A Relíquia, fiquei completamente rendido com O Crime do Padre Amaro.

A cultura de Eça é mesmo algo impressionante. Se era uma individualidade no seu tempo, não tenho dúvidas que o seria da mesma forma nos dias de hoje.

Naquele que foi o seu primeiro romance, Eça consegue uma história, admiravelmente narrada, de um amor proibido - o amor de um sacerdote por uma mulher. Na cidade de Leiria, o recém-chegado pároco Amaro Vieira, rapidamente se perde de amores p
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Christopher
Dec 09, 2012 Christopher rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book is firmly set in Portugal, although ranges as far away as Paris in its search for reasons to heap opprobrium on the Catholic Church.

Whether this was intended as an indictment of Portuguese culture, the Catholic Church, or both is not clear. Either way, the book tells the enthralling tale of a young man whose ambition is to be a priest.

Not, you understand, because he is Holy. Because it brought "fringe benefits" as they might say. Celibacy is not the counter to these benefits that you mi
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Sophia
May 19, 2012 Sophia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Sophia by: 1001 books you must read before you die
Shelves: 2012, portugal
In The Crime of Father Amaro, nineteenth-century Portuguese writer José Maria Eça de Queirós delivers a broad critique of the corruption and hypocrisy of the entire society. Father Amaro is a young, handsome priest assigned to the parish in the small city of Leiria. He and the religiously devout daughter Amélia of the house where he is a lodger fall for each other, amid many other improper goings-on among those who claim moral and social propriety. Although it did not inspire me to read with any ...more
Isabel Maia
Um dos grandes clássicos da literatura portuguesa. Apareceu pela primeira vez, sob a forma de folhetins, em 1875.
Conta a história de um padre, Amaro Vieira, que depois de alguns anos numa paróquia pobre perdida no meio das serras, é transferido para Leiria. Lá, Amaro instala-se em casa de uma senhora conhecida na terra por S. Joaneira. É a partir daí que Amaro comete o seu verdadeiro crime, apaixonou-se por Amélia, filha da S. Joaneira.
Mas Eça, a par do contar das desventuras destas duas almas,
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Concha Marcos
Apr 21, 2012 Concha Marcos rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
El anticlerical Eça de Queiros brilla en este libro con luz propia. Pero no solo se burla magistralmente del clero y de toda la beatería pueblerina y paleta si no también de todas las instituciones políticas. Brillante retrato del católico y mohino Portugal de finales del XIX en el que sumerge al lector en un mundo de hipocresía asfixiante y tétrico, corrupto y sin valores o lo que es mejor con unos valores totalmente equivocados y fuera de lugar.
Como casi siempre en las novelas de Querirós no h
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Mayta Quix
May 07, 2009 Mayta Quix rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What an immensely entertaining book!!plenty of aphorisms and funny caricatures with a typical realism introspection on tormented souls

Eca is fabulous in the way that he expertly conjured flawed eccentric characters as detailed as Dickens and used them as the instrument of social critics of their time (while I rather suspect that he made for himself a cameo appearance in several paragraphs as Dr. Gouvea)

I felt so reluctant to read the very last page..it is truly a masterful debut novel of Eca, t
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Virosa
This is probably the darkest story I have read as yet. I recognised the book from a Mexican movie (which by the way, totally different from the book. It was set in the modern present day and more about the politics of Catholic priests), I was intrigued by this dark tale of a young parish priest seducing a beautiful women and the consequences of this sinful affair.What I found is the shameless acts of this so called religious fanatics that couldn't tell their reasons behind their every opinions a ...more
Daniela Muntean
Jan 27, 2016 Daniela Muntean rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An amazing book.
I had to study this author for Portuguese class and the book I was actually supposed to read was "The Maias".
I however had this one lying around and I decided I would read it first.
The book as amazing.
Books are hard for me because they either capture my mind and make me feel absorbed into their story or not.
Most of the times there is no middle terms and I sometimes push myself hard to read books that I don't even enjoy.
This wasn't one of them.
I read the Portuguese version, which
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Novelist committed to social reform who introduced Naturalism and Realism to Portugal. He is often considered to be the greatest Portuguese novelist, certainly the leading 19th-century Portuguese novelist whose fame was international. The son of a prominent magistrate, Eça de Queiroz spent his early years with relatives and was sent to boarding school at the age of five. After receiving his degree ...more
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