[PDF/EBOOK] Jerusalém Author Gonçalo M. Tavares


  • Paperback
  • 220
  • Jerusalém
  • Gonçalo M. Tavares
  • English
  • 10 June 2019
  • 9781564785558

10 thoughts on “Jerusalém

  1. says:

    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 uite sure at any given time if those who are in should be out and those who are out should be in The basic story is that a mentally unstable woman has a hard life marries her psychiatrist and ends up institutionalized He hurt her than he helped her While institutionalized she has a baby and then is sterilized wi

  2. says:

    Whose War? What Rationality?In modern ethical theory the medieval idea of Just War is still considered a thing worthy of serious co

  3. says:

    If you're into stuff like this you can read the full reviewUhmIch fühle mich zweischneidig lolDisgrace It's just too terribly depressing Phrases that come to mind after having finished the book tremendously suffocating feeling of emptiness deep down inside and on and onIt's gives such an horrific view of human existence that I'v

  4. says:

    when the 'easy riders and raging bulls' generation was making their mark a common critiue 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 p

  5. says:

    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 cas

  6. says:

    gonçalo tavares may very well be in the coming months and years the world's hottest literary sensation born in 1970 the portuguese

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    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? On

  8. says:

    Tavares is Portugal’s latest literary lion winning prestigious Portuguese awards for his bleak and poetic novels about morally complex charactersThis 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

  9. says:

    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 s

  10. says:

    Very good indeed Will be diving into of his work

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Jerusalém

One morning late in May between three and six AM a group of lonely men and women wait to be brought together like the elements in an euation Ernst Spengler is about to throw himself out his window Mylia terminally ill and in enormous pain goes out to visit a church Hinnerk Obst who’s always been told by the neighborhood child. 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 uite sure at any given time if those who are in should be out and those who are out should be in The basic story is that a mentally unstable woman has a hard life marries her psychiatrist and ends up institutionalized He hurt her 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 sentenced for the murder but it s not the murderer And the real murderer is not one of those who have been previously institutionalized What does that tell us about how accurately this system of institutionalization functions Will prison be any worse than the asylum for these damaged borderline functioning folks That is pretty much the plotI wish I could say that there is a certain beauty in the lives of these damaged people but I don t see it their lives are marginal and their stories are depressing Every character in the book is profoundly sad The characters go through the motions of living a life with their damaged capacities What we do get are beautiful writing and some philosophical nuggets Noble prize winner Jose Saramago has raved about Tavares writing To be sick is to have made a mistake Working as a gravedigger means seeing your own future An animal that knew how to distance itself from empty pleasures would have a great biological advantage over human beings At eighteen Mylia already knew how to humiliate men a single bullet weighs than ten thousand words the world inside and the world outside the asylum were like two separate languages without a single phoneme in commonThis is a good read although I prefer another novel I have read and reviewed by this author Learning to Pray in the Age of Techniue While the work is translated from the Portuguese there is no local color so it s not clear where the novel is set obviously the intention of the authorphoto of Lisbon from eseb2013com photo of the author from wookpt

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Ren that he looks like a murderer walks the streets with a loaded gun  As these characters are manipulated and brought together a world of violence fear pain and uncertainty is portrayed where human nature itself and the mechanisms determining our actions our fictions and the elements of our imagination are laid bare  Jerusa. when the easy riders and raging bulls generation was making their mark a common critiue 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 powellpressburger and coppola knew nothing he wasn t taught by visconti allow me to apply this critiue which i felt wildly unfair overstated and irrelevant to tavares and i suppose borges is to blameborges that gamechanging mindblowing labyrinth creating genius borges that chubby mama s boy who created entire genres predicated on the inside of a book as the totality of the universe experience be damned if one reads the sea wolf he s a seaman if he reads hard rain falling he s already had his salad tossed there are those books which have greatness flitting all around their edges but lack the real stink of human sin such is jerusalem tavares s characters are literary creations before anything else each possesses a trait an idiosyncrasy a physical deformity rough backstory mental obsession sexual proclivity etc which defines them and tavares does all he can to reinforce the idea that people are nothing beyond a few prominent characteristics for me it feels an arid investigation a means to circumvent a truer understanding of human behavior of the human condition that said when jerusalem soars it reaches heights few books even know exist i hit jerusalem with 3 stars as i borgesically stack it against tavares s as yet unwritten books the pain suicide cannibalism molestation disease and vollmannesue theory of historical horror in jerusalem are all interesting but one can t deny the whiff of literary calculation

CHARACTERS Jerusalém

Lem is a terrifying and grimly humorous summation of the possibilities and limits of the human condition at the beginning of the 21st centuryHailed by José Saramago as the best writer of his generation and a likely future winner of the Nobel Prize Dalkey Archive is proud to introduce Gonçalo M Tavares and his breakthrough nov. 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 I mean by that but it seems like the most appropriate term to sum up what I thought of this book Each chapter opens with a list between one and many of characters appearing in that character Then in short direct anti poetic statements it describes the lives and movements of a strangely connected set of people who are all out on the streets between 3am and 5am on a fateful night in May Opening with the near climax the book traces its way back through the lives of these characters who include a psychologist whose father never respected him the psychologist s insane wife her son her lover a prostitute and a man with anger issues and a penchant for gunsAs the book evolves you see the characters movements almost like pieces on a chessboard as their paths cross in ways that builds a palpable sense of doom and catastrophe Anyway read 20 pages of this Maybe Dalkey has a sample somewhere Can t seem to find one but their website makes my eyes bleed After you do you ll want to read I wish we had way back when so that I could be 5 starring one of our own publications Ah well


About the Author: Gonçalo M. Tavares

Gonçalo M Tavares was born in Luanda in 1970 and teaches Theory of Science in LisbonTavares 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