Fado Alexandrino. Antonio Lobo Antunes, Author, Gregory Rabassa, Translator Grove/Atlantic $ (p) ISBN António Lobo Antunes, who has been called “one of Portugal’s pre-eminent writers” by The New York Times, was born in Lisbon in , where he still resides. But ”Fado Alexandrino” is a vastly different book – more ambitious, more complex and, inevitably perhaps, far more difficult. The one lonely.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. As members of the military conspired to overthrow the government, alexandrkno Captain, named Mendes, came to the Lieutenant Colonel to try to convince him to join the uprising, but he does not have his troops participate in the revolt.

The Soldier lived with them and was intrigued by Odete.

Fado Alexandrino

In many ways, this is the prototypical Antunes novel. In each part, chapters 1, 5, and 9 are centered on the Soldier; 2, 6, and 10 on the Lieutenant Colonel; 3, 7, and 11 on the Communications Officer; and 4, 8, and 12 on the Second Lieutenant.

View all 7 comments. Mar 26, Nathan “N. Lobo Antunes is a demanding author, especially in this book, which is one of his least accessible, but every page or so you come upon a sentence or phrase so extraordinary, you have to stop and savor it and usually write it down.


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View all 6 comments. Rui Sousa rated it it was amazing Mar 22, They plan a robbery, which goes awry when the car crashes. Want to Read saving…. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Before the Revolution The five characters have gathered at a restaurant and are recounting their lives ten years faeo their return home from Mozambique in I found myself struggling to distinguish the characters, locations and times because much of the narrative is stream of consciousness and not everyone is given a name.

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He never sees her again after fleeing the alexandrinoo. Zo ging heel het boek door. Bram rated it really liked it Sep 05, He joined a Marxist group working to overthrow the government.

Trivia About Fado Alexandrino. Isabel rated it liked it Oct 04, But, if you like a slow, tedious narrative, give it a shot.

Oct 04, Joni rated it it was amazing Shelves: I didn’t enjoy it as fully as I did his The Land at the End of the World, dado I would say is his masterpiece, and I even skipped a few chapters near the end of the book, but if you like this author, it’s a must read. Not an easy book to read but worth the time and energy spent.


May 10, Michi rated it did not like it. The Lieutenant Colonel, named Artur, went to seek his wife at a cancer alexandrjno only to discover that she had died just before his return.

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As they sit around a table all five discuss the madness of war and eventually commit an murder which affects the town they live in as well and works as a sort of wake up call. Lobo Antunes changes direction on pages, in paragraphs, and even in sentencessome of which are extremely long.

Five men are having a reunion on the 10th alexanerino of their return from Mozambique having served in the Portugese army at the very end of the occupation of Mozambique, returning home just before the overthrow of the Portugese dictatorship. The three parts of the novel aledandrino structured around the Revolution.

There’s a second lieutenant from a humble background, married into a rich family who flee to Brazil when the Revolution occurs.

Sometimes fantasy elements are introduced as characters imagine possible scenarios.

As they eat and drink, each one reports what he’s been doing in the intervening years. Apr 13, Chad Post rated it really liked it.