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Jerusalém (O Reino #3)

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Como as substâncias se separavam logo à partida, entre as que avançavam com a vontade própria e as que esperavam com a obediência estática (e nisso dividiam-se como alguns homens). Os sapatos eram a obediência pura, a escravidão mesquinha, enojavam-lhe naquele momento; a sabujice destes materiais em relação ao homem. Nenhum cão é tão sabujo como estas substâncias.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published 2005 by Editorial Caminho
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when the 'easy riders and raging bulls' generation was making their mark, a common critique was that the films reflected their creators lack of knowledge of the real world: that the director's reference points were other films rather than real life. while ford, hawks, and lang were out there wrasslin' horses, fightin' nazis, and bagging dames, depalma knew life only as defined by welles & hitchcock, scorsese experienced reality through the prism of powell/pressburger, and coppola knew nothin ...more
Nov 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Whose War? What Rationality?

In modern ethical theory, the medieval idea of Just War is still considered a thing worthy of serious consideration. The theory is that the decisions to go to war as well as how to conduct it are subject to rational criteria which can be applied coherently to past and future national conflict.

But of course Just War theory is entirely fatuous for the simple reason that there has never been nor never will be a war that isn't justified by its participants. This is obvio
Dec 11, 2012 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: dark age pulp
Recommended to Mariel by: better yet a vessel for a tetris score
Hinnerk lived in constant fear of his fellow men- and yet, how many times, when he passed them on the street, had people said (and so casually... as though reciting their address or giving directions): look at that one, he has the face of a killer.
Hinnerk lowered his head so he wouldn't hear.

Mylia. Ernst, Mylia, Gomperz. Mylia, Theodor. Mylia, Theodor, Kaas, Kass, Mylia, Ernst, Hinnerk. Hinnerk, Hanna. Theodor, Hanna. Mylia, Ernst, Hinnerk. Wanted: someone no one will look at. The floor doesn't
João Carlos
Dec 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Jerusalém - Peça teatral pelo grupo Teatro O Bando

”Jerusalém” (2004) - tem trinta e dois capítulos, com numeração romana, cada capítulo tem o nome de uma ou mais personagens e está subdividido em partes numeradas, à excepção dos capítulos IX Os loucos e XV Europa 02 - é o terceiro livro da denominada tetralogia O Reino, com ”Um Homem: Klaus Klump” (2003) e ”A Máquina de Joseph Walser (2004), respectivamente, primeiro e segundo volume, sendo que ”Aprender a Rezar na Era da Técnica” (2007) é o qua
Jun 20, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: translation, fiction
gonçalo tavares may very well be, in the coming months and years, the world's hottest literary sensation. born in 1970, the portuguese writer published his first book in 2002, and has since gone on to write well over a dozen more. his works have already been translated into nearly twenty-five languages and he is quickly amassing quite the collection of literary awards. as well, he has drawn high praise from a diverse array of prominent authors, including josé saramago and enrique vila-matas.

Jan 10, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: n-portugal, e3
Quase vinte e quatro horas depois de ter terminado o livro, ainda não sei o que pensar e dizer sobre isto.

É original.
Lê-se bem e depressa.
A escrita é bonita.
Tem muitas personagens: uma mulher esquizofrênica (?); um potencial suicida; um médico - e marido cruel - que ambiciona descobrir uma fórmula que calcule o futuro da humanidade; uma prostituta; um psicopata; uma criança deficiente. Uns resumos sobre loucos internados num hospício; uns textos sobre prisioneiros de um campo de concentração
MJ Nicholls
Tavares is Portugal’s latest literary lion, winning prestigious Portuguese awards for his bleak and poetic novels about morally complex characters.

This short book connects six or seven people—murderer, schizophrenic, doctor, prostitute, mental patient and handicapped boy—weaving their stories together through clever leaps in structure and time.

Each story is incredibly bleak, with smouldering insights into the human mind, although the fragmented narrative occasionally loses focus when Tavares ex
Nov 20, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jerusalem is a feast of ashes. It is a wet repast. The cracking sounds stones make when thrown into the night. Jerusalem is a noir: a Double Indemnity staged in a psychotic ward. This is a cess pit for dreams. Abandoned visions soak into one another. Much like nightmares, the setting is uncertain, somehow fluid. The witnesses bear the barks: the limps, the bags under the eyes, the feeble cries. What could possibly eclipse the spread sheet of Atrocity? Only the howls, agonies and hunger of the di ...more
Nikos Tsentemeidis
Φαίνεται πως ο συγγραφέας έχει ταλέντο. Γράφει ιδιαίτερα και με τράβηξε από την αρχή. Ωστόσο ήταν λίγο αχρωμος, ίσως και η ιστορία δεν μου άρεσε πολύ. Θα τον ξαναδιαβάσω, όμως σε καμία περίπτωση δεν είναι ο νέος Saramago, όπως διαφημίζεται, τουλάχιστον όχι ακόμα.
Chad Post
Jul 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Open Letter had a chance to publish this book and didn't. Totally kills me. Granted, we only had a sample and a desire to do some of "The Neighborhood" books first, but still. If there's a top heart-wrenching moment in publishing, it's when the book you put your heart into gets bitch-slapped by the NY Times. If there's a second worst wrenching moment of the publishing heart, it's reading a book you passed on and fucking loving it.

This is spacial modernism at its best. I'm not sure exactly what
Cem Aykaç
Aug 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Çok iyi roman.

Parçalı anlatının böylesini daha önce görmedim; böylesini kurgulamak, atlamadan yazmak, bu işi bu kadar iyi kıvırmak çok zor olsa gerek.

Deliliğin sınırları ile savaşın, orospuluğun, piçliğin, sakatlığın, hayal kırıklığının, hırsın, iktidarın, arzunun ve insana dair "normal" addedilmeyen ne varsa onun kesiştiği, bulmanın çok zor olduğu, dokunanın çok şeye dokunduğu küçücük bir noktada duruyor bu roman.

Alabildiğine evrensel. Hiç yerellik barındırmıyor. Ancak sosyolojiden ziyade fesle
Eslam Mohammed
غريبة ومختلفة،ربما أكتب عنها بتفصيل حينما يتوفر الوقت.
Ricardo Lourenço
Jul 29, 2010 rated it really liked it
Parte integrante de uma tetralogia denominada O Reino, este Jerusalém é mais um passo essencial no objectivo de Gonçalo Tavares em “perceber o mal, como é que ele surge, em que situações se desenvolve e manifesta”. Assim, a sua capa preta não se trata de uma mera opção estética, mas sim de um primeiro sinal transmitido aos leitores sobre o seu conteúdo, antes mesmo de o desfolharem.

Jerusalém destaca-se pela ausência de linearidade narrativa, entrecortando os acontecimentos decorrentes na madruga
رباب كساب
Oct 31, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
إن نسيتك يا أورشليم تنسى يميني
تساءلت على مدى صفحات الرواية عن سر تسميتها بأورشليم، صفحات كثيرة تمتلئ بشخصيات صادمة لكنها تستدعي بداخلك بعض التعاطف والقرب، شخصيات رسمها البرتغالي تافاريس بحرفية فنان يعرف كيف ينحت ويبرز التفاصيل كيف يخلق فتشعر مع مخلوقاته أنك تعرفهم أو أنك متورط معهم في علاقة ما ، أنت شريك في الألم وفي الرعب أنت يمكنك أن تكون قويا وضعيفا، أن تكون مقادا وقائدا أنت غريبا طالما أنك لا تملك صحة روحك، تلك الصحة الروحية التي قرر بناء عليها أن يرتبط ثيودور بميليا، تلك الصحة التي كانت سب
Abeer Saleh

" أفعال الشر هي وقود التاريخ, هي من تدفعنا للأمام, وأفعال الخير ليست أكثر من ظواهر معزولة "

رواية مربكة بعض الشيء, معظم شخصياتها بجانب شرير غير خفي, أحسوا به أم لم يحسوا, كل منهم يمارس عدوانيته وعنفه بصور مختلفة على من هو أضعف منه أو في مستواه, الأب على ابنه, الزوج "المثقف" على زوجته المريضة, الطبيب والممرضات على المرضى, الصديق على صديقه, كلهم يعاني من الخوف والقلق بشكل أو بآخر, كلهم يتوقع السوء من الآخر, فرغبة الإنسان في البقاء (بمنطق أبطالنا هنا) تقوم على الحاجة إلى القتل, بحاجة إلى " التعامل م
Jan 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: portuguese-lit
This book has been highly recommended or reviewed by many of my GR friends so perhaps I had high expectations. Yet literally from the first few pages I was hooked and although I started it late one night and finished it the next day, it should be a one sitting read.

Simply put, WOW.

Perhaps its not the most pleasant of themes but the way the story moves along, the startling characters, and yes, maybe even the theme of the insane asylum, made this book impossible to put down. Dreary, bleak and yet
Gonçalo Tavares monta uma história com fragmentos de impressões sensíveis e intelectuais, com pensamentos que ainda não se transformaram em palavras na mente dos personagens (somente na do narrador), mas também com memórias, eventos e análises quase filosóficas. Ao final, o que se forma na cabeça do leitor, ou ao menos o que se formou na minha, foi uma imagem bastante nítida do mundo interior de cada personagem e outra imagem, vaga, borrada, da cidade. Exatamente como na vida real.

Se tenho algum
فهد الفهد

رواية تتميز بأسلوب سردها ذو القفزات الزمنية والتي تضيف اضطراباً سردياً يتوائم مع اضطراب الشخصيات وتكشفها مع تقدم الرواية، أحداث الرواية مرتبطة بمصحة عقلية، بنزلائها وطبيبهم، ميليا المرأة المنتهكة جسدياً، حبيبها المريض عقلياً، زوجها الطبيب والذي يبدو ملتاثاً بدوره، طفلهم المسكين، شخصيات يصعب الارتباط بها، ولكن يصعب نسيانها كذلك، رواية من نوع الروايات التي تشعر حالما تفرغ منها برغبة في إعادة قراءتها؟
Dawn Carole
Mar 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Well, I really liked this book - hence the 4 stars.
Explaining why I liked it, as always, is difficult for me.

It's very cleverly structured, whilst at the same time easy to read. Small chapters/episodes made it a quick read too (when I actually had time to pick it up...).
All of the main characters are unusual, and are afflicted with some physical or mental problem (or both). This made for a very strange cast, but it worked so well.
Even the characters who were conventionally accepted as 'normal' (
Horia Bura
A good, quality writing, a fragmented structure that allows reading in a fast pace, uprooted and almost dehumanized characters in search of a meaning of their own lives constitute the main elements of this interesting novel written by an equally interesting and of great perspective young Portuguese novelist, praised even by the great Jose Saramago himself. 3.5 stars worthy, in fact.
Jun 14, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: borrowed
A recipe for a deep book:
Take a bunch of characters with mental problems.
Entangle their fortunes and mix them together.
Base entire content on their thoughts and some retrospections.

This book cries DEEP from every page. I prefer books that are deep in a less blatantly obvious way.
Pedro Casserly
Oct 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: euro-latina
Difícil una reseña en caliente sobre este libro muy original. Por ahora algunos tips: Tratado sobre la locura. Personajes simbólicos. Las claves secretas de la Historia. Estilo teatral. “Si me olvidara de ti, Jerusalén, que se seque mi mano derecha”.
Milly Cohen
Apr 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Este autor me gusta: física, espiritual y literariamente. Mucho.
Sigo sin poderlo contactar.
Me fascina su libro, al estilo del otro, no lo pude soltar.
Algo se me va... no sé bien qué es, al final.
ميسرة الهادي
هذا فتح في الرواية الحديثة، وكما قال سارماجو العزيز ما قبل أورشليم غير ما بعدها، من المؤسف بل ومن العار أن تذهب نوبل لشاعر أغاني بمنتهى التسطح وتترك أدبا فزًا مثل أدب تفاريس.. لم أستمتع هكذا من زمن بعيد جدا.. أعادني لحالة الانبهار الأولى حين قرأت راوي حاج وإبراهيم نصر الله وفوكنر.. الرواية عبقرية وعبقريتها تدور في إنها رغم جنون كل أبطالها إلا أنك تجد نفسك منهم بكل بساطة، أنا عشقت هذه الرواية وأشكر الأستاذ وائل الناشر الذي أهداني نسختي..
ألوم تارفايس على العنوان رغم الذكاء الشديد في اختياره إلا أ
Jim Elkins
Oct 09, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: portuguese
It is easy to agree with Saramango's opinion, quoted on the cover: "Tavares has no right to be writing so well at the age of 35. One feels like punching him!"

Still, there are many faults. Tavares plans very carefully, and he likes to hint at his planning in the novel's structure. But the numbered sections, Roman-numbered chapters, and chapter titles consisting of the names of the characters in each chapter, don't add expressive power or momentum: they read like devices that helped the author or
Apr 09, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Okey. All that Saramago said about Tavares is a honor for him. It couldn't be fake. I think that a Nobel awarded author would never do something so fake in the name of marketing. But why everybody insist to focus on this? Yes sure, publishers are not silly, the game of marketing is one of their favorite. Press as well, critics too.. this is unfair I think for the author. Tavares seems to be talented. He doesn't need all this. I guess if he really wanna be a good author in the future all this hyp ...more
Mar 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
On the back cover, Jerusalem is described as taking place “one morning late in May, between three and six a.m.” but in reality it sweeps in and out of other times in a way that gives the story a much broader scope than I expected. The plot has a rhythmic feeling as it circles from character to character, in and out of days, between decades, first focusing closely on one person’s thoughts at a precise moment in time, then zooming out for a larger picture. Terminally ill Mylia tries to find a chur ...more
Jim Fonseca
Oct 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Much of this novel is set in a psychiatric asylum. Characters transition in and out of the asylum during the story and we are never quite sure at any given time if those who are in should be out and those who are out should be in. An unstable woman has a hard life, marries her psychiatrist and ends up institutionalized. He certainly hurt her more than he helped her. While institutionalized, she has a baby and then is sterilized without her consent. A murder of a young boy occurs and someone is s ...more
El Avestruz Liado
Mar 04, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
How close is possible to look into madness or evil without becoming part of it? This book is an up close and personal look into this issue.

The narrative structure is quite clever, it consists of little chunks which are only named after the characters which appear on it. Narrative is also not linear in time but rather revolves around a single faithful night and it constructs the timelines for each character that meets during this lapse of few hours in which evil, madness and sheer nonsense meet j
Dec 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Tinha no goodreads que já havia lido este livro em 2012 - provavelmente no mesmo ano em que vi a linda curta metragem do Sr. Valery e nesse mesmo Verão apanhei o seu pequeno livro à venda e o li - mas não me recordava de o ter feito.
Já tinha saudades de ler algo em português, escrito por portugueses, portanto Gonçalo M. Tavares foi a escolha ideal.
A sua escrita parece-me excepcionalmente bem direccionada para alguém que escreve crónicas sobre tudo aquilo que o rodeia. Aliás, neste mesmo livro el
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Gonçalo M. Tavares was born in Luanda in 1970 and teaches Theory of Science in Lisbon.
Tavares has surprised his readers with the variety of books he has published since 2001. His work is being published in over 30 countries and it has been awarded an impressive amount of national and international literary prizes in a very short time. In 2005 he won the José Saramago Prize for young writers under
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“Dacã nu-ti simti sufletul, sparge geamul cu el.” 1 likes
“Se continuarmos a gastar a nossa energia criativa em divertimentos inúteis, em prostitutas e anedotas fáceis, em breve surgirá uma outra espécie animal, mais circunspecta e inapta para o bum humor, que tomará conta, em pouco tempo, das nossas instituições principais.


Avançando, pois, estava Theodor Busbeck, a passo firme, dirigindo-se para a absoluta inutilidade, para o absoluto tempo perdido, um tempo de excitação, sim, de pura excitação, de divertimento, e portanto de eficácia negativa, em suma: tempo de não-humanidade, tempo onde não se constrói. Se fôssemos só isto, o que eu sou neste momento, a caminhar apressado com o pénis duro, desejando encontrar rapidamente uma mulher, se fôssemos só isto seríamos agora os cães dos nossos cães.”
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