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Tirant Lo Blanc

3.07  ·  Rating Details ·  1,065 Ratings  ·  51 Reviews
Escrita a partir de 1460 i publicada per primera vegada el 1490, Tirant lo Blanc de Joanot Martorell és una novel·la cavalleresca que narra les aventures d'armes i d'amor del seu protagonista, Tirant, al servei d'un bell ideal: alliberar l'Imperi Grec, Constantinoble, del setge dels turcs. Qualificada encertadament per Vargas Llosa de novel·la total (alhora de cavalleria, ...more
Paperback, 1st edition, 271 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by Laertes editorial (first published November 20th 1490)
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Nathan "N.R." Gaddis
Should you have ever heard of a book called Tirant lo Blanc, likely you have from reading Cervantes modern masterpiece, Don Quixote. Clearing up the Don’s library, sending those diseased and disease causing books to the flames, his priest suddenly exclaims,
God help me! Here’s Tirant lo Blanc! Give it here, friend, for I promise you I’ve found a wealth of pleasure and a gold mine of enjoyment in it.... I swear to you, my friend, that it’s the best book of its kind in the world. The knights in it
Jun 13, 2011 Erin rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I hesitate in speaking so harshly, but Tirant lo Blanc may have been one of the worst books I've ever had the displeasure of reading. Perhaps this strong dislike is more of a personal preference than an objective analysis, but that simply does not change the fact that I struggled to finish it and upon reaching the last page, felt only an overpowering sense of relief. The writing style was tedious and dare I say boring, and the entire book unbelievably repetitive. If you don't believe me when I s ...more
Feb 03, 2017 Laura. rated it really liked it
La verdad es que me ha costado más de lo que pensaba pero aún así ha sido un libro que he disfrutado mucho y me ha sorprendido para bien.
Sther Weasley (La búsqueda de Papel)
Me es muy difícil recordar con detalle todo lo que ocurre, pero es una novela muy completa: aventura, erotismo, amor...
Quizá prefiera una segunda lectura para reconocer mejor mi opinión.
Oct 15, 2016 Cristina rated it did not like it
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The first chapter about the knight who goes on a crusade and then becomes a hermit when he returns is something I've heard of before. It was something I read in a book on local history, bugging me because I'll have to try and track it down.
Kaitlyn Utkewicz
Oct 07, 2014 Kaitlyn Utkewicz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What in the actual hell did I just read? Don't get me wrong, I loved it, was wildly entertained by it. But what was that? Please, don't read ahead if you haven't read the book. I go into a lot of detail here so consider yourself warned.

This book was so... dirty. I can't think of any other word for it. And it was published in like the 1400s! Think about how horrifying this is. Carmesina was 14 years old when the main events of the plot were happening. Tirant was in his early 20s. As creepy as th
Olga Miret
Aug 16, 2013 Olga Miret rated it really liked it
I read Tirant many years back, in Catalan. I think it was the 500 anniversary edition probably. If you're looking for something written in a simple and modern style, it is not. I haven't read any of the English adaptations so can't comment on their quality. The story has everything you would expect from cavalry novels, battles, adventures, politics, flirting, and yes, eroticism. Of course religion is also part of the book. Many of the battles would have to do with crusades, trying to recover rel ...more
Publié pour la première fois en 1490 ce livre est un mélange de réalités et de fiction, aussi bien en personnages que en événements. Il faut mieux faire abstraction de la géographie, qui est le plus souvent bien fictive.
L'auteur Joanot Martorell était lui même chevalier et avait une très bonne connaissance des rituels et pratiques des tournois. La première partie du livre qui se passe a la cour en Angleterre est intéressante et agréable a lire. Il est certain que cet ouvrage a pu inspirer Cerva
Encasillada como novela de caballerías, apenas salvada como "la mejor novela de caballerías escrita en España", gracias al juicio de Cervantes o como una de las primeras muestras de la literatura catalana, esta novela está ampliamente perdida, tanto para los estudiantes de ámbito no catalán, como para el lector, que es capaz de deleitarse con La Morte de Artur, de Mallory, e ignorar esta gran novela, que quizá supere a la obra inglesa. Vargas Llosa la señala como una de las primeras novelas mode ...more
Danilo Senese
Dec 27, 2012 Danilo Senese rated it it was amazing
Long before there was 'Game of Thrones' there was 'Tirant lo Blanc', uncomparably better written and allowing the reader to understand certain conceptions of love and the world in medieval times.
Alex (fanboyreader)
Mejor de lo que esperaba. Al fin un libro obligatorio de leer que no me ha disgustado.
Jul 09, 2012 Marie rated it it was ok
The book jacket makes much of Cervantes mentioning the book as "one of the best" - but it's not Cervantes saying that, it's the priest character who is evaluating which of Don Quixote's books to burn and which to save. And I think I know why Cervantes had the priest save this one, because aside from a quick episode involving a female dragon, the book is mostly without magic and deals with wars and tournaments, not wandering knight errantry.

Written in the late 15th Century in Catalan, Tirant Lo B
Dante Loayza
Jul 20, 2014 Dante Loayza rated it liked it
De los mejores libros en su género y al que llegué gracias a las referencias del más famoso y valiente caballero Don Quijote. El formato de libro de caballerías quizás parezca diletante para los gustos actuales pero Tirante el Blanco tiene lo suficiente como para amenizar a cualquier lector que no se ofenda con sesos desparramados o ejecuciones sumarias.

La obra tiene tantos elementos dispersos que Tirante es todo en un solo hombre a la vez. Al principio es un caballero muy joven y pendenciero (
Jan 10, 2013 Asa rated it it was ok
Shelves: 1001-books
This book reminded me of when I was young and there was a period when I was very interested in King Arthur and his knights. I read a lot of stories about them, some modern and some old, and in the old stories all the knights were brave and all the ladies were beautiful, there were quests and challenges and everything was over the top. The good guys were very good and honorable, the bad guys were treacherous and repulsive, the challenges were impossible, everyone wore expensive and colorful cloth ...more
Nov 20, 2013 Miki rated it really liked it
Pues para ser una lectura obligatoria se me ha hecho bastante amena. La verdad, me esperaba una historia soporífera, pero me ha sorprendido muy gratamente y entiendo por qué a Tirant Lo Blanc se le denomina 'clásico', no como a otros, que no hay por dónde pillarlos (sí, Celestina, me refiero a ti).
Pese a habérmelo leído en valenciano, se me ha hecho muy entretenida. Aunque sí que le he visto un fallo (no sé si es por la edición que me he leído o porque realmente es así) y es que todo ocurre dem
Jun 25, 2007 Brad rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: epic
This Catalan narrative was a primary model and inspiration for Cervantes' Don Quixote and for the picaresque novel more broadly. The globe-trotting Tirant engages the high and low of the medieval social world, fights with and negotiates with Muslim rulers, all while trying to get into the pants of a princess with a frank sexuality that may surprise modern readers. This narrative is also of interest in terms of constructions of identity, at the time forged on religious cleavages, brought to a fev ...more
Feb 24, 2013 María rated it really liked it
Me he traumatizado un poco en ciertas partes, pero el libro era muy bueno e interesante. Tirante se muestra muy frágil cuando se enamora, y creo que es lo que más me gustó de él. Me lo mandaron para leer en clase, y pensé: Vaya mierda, Dios. Pero lo cogí en la biblioteca, y me encantó. A ver, si Cervantes dijo que era el mejor libro del mundo, por algo sería, ¿no?
Lo que leí fue una adaptación, y pasaban cosas sin que dieran muchas explicaciones, pero vaya, genial la historia y todo. Me gustaría
Jul 15, 2012 Daniel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very important book in the evolution of the novel. This was a major influence on Miguel de Cervantes and is even mentioned in "Don Quixote." The scene where they are burning Don Quixote's books, the priest saves this one from the fire and proclaims its greatness. If you can find a copy (mine is locked in a garage in Waukesha, but don't even think about it!) it is well worth the read.
Angel Serrano
Tirant es un caballero andante que decide enfrentarse al asedio turco de la capital del Imperio Romano de Oriente: Constantinopla. Se trata de una novela total, que incluye acción, romance, viajes, himor y drama. Es un clásico admirado incluso por Cervantes.
Dec 06, 2010 Esther rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bat
La novel·la sencera es pot fer una mica feixuga, sobretot alguns espisodis bèl·lics. Però podem trobar versions adaptades que ens donen una visió molt acostada a l'original (per exemple, la versió d'Isabel Grifoll a Teide).
Dec 22, 2012 Joan rated it it was ok
Serà molt important en la literatura, prosa valenciana i blablablà. Ara, la història és mooooooolt aburrida.
Apr 09, 2014 Kookie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Knowing this was Don Quixote's favorite book and influenced much of Cervantes' writing made reading it all the more enjoyable.
Aug 31, 2013 Tirsha rated it really liked it
Com a bona valenciana, vaig llegir aquest llibre fa anys a l'institut i és dels pocs que m'agradà dels que ens obligaven a llegir.
Elena  "Eobliviate"
Sep 13, 2015 Elena "Eobliviate" rated it it was amazing
A clasic of Catalan narrative
Oct 19, 2014 Darío rated it really liked it
Shelves: curso-2014-2015
El final es lo mejor. Tal vez sea un libro muy clásico y típico, pero es por eso que al leerlo te sorprende mucho porque nadie lo espera así. Yo, personalmente, lo recomiendo.
Mar 15, 2016 Xwirus rated it did not like it
Fue una de mis lecturas obligatorias cuando estudiaba, no lo disfrute nada el libro
Donnie Darko
Jul 02, 2015 Donnie Darko rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Un final muy triste para tan virtuoso caballero.
Dec 10, 2014 Emma rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ha estado muy bien, me ha gustado.
Feb 23, 2017 Kika rated it it was ok
Me ha gustado la historia pero no el modo en el que está narrada...
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