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Baltasar and Blimunda by José Saramago
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Feb 25, 2007

really liked it
bookshelves: historicalnovels, fiction

I don't think that the translation of Saramago's book did this story justice. He won the nobel prize for lit in 1998.
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message 1: by Arjun (last edited Aug 25, 2016 10:54AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Arjun Is the portuguese version worth reading?

message 2: by Elizabeth (last edited Aug 25, 2016 10:54AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Elizabeth I havn't read the Portuguese version, I just remember that when I read the introduction to this version, the translator commented that the author refused to make certain changes that they suggested. As I was reading, there were several passages that I found to be clunky. I assumed that the Portuguese version was smoother because this translation, to me, was awkward.

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