A Feiticeira de Florença by Salman Rushdie PDF

By Salman Rushdie

ISBN-10: 9722051121

ISBN-13: 9789722051125

Title note: unique name: The Enchantress of Florence
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A Feiticeira de Florença é a história de uma mulher que procura ser senhora do seu próprio destino num mundo de homens. Irmana duas cidades que quase não se conhecem: a hedonista capital mogol, onde o inteligente imperador se debate diariamente com questões de crenças, desejos e a traição dos filhos, e o mundo florentino, igualmente sensual, de poderosos cortesãos, filosofia humanista e desumana tortura.
Estes dois mundos, tão distantes, acabam por se revelar estranhamente semelhantes, e ambos são dominados pelos encantamentos das mulheres.

Literary Awards
Man Booker Prize Nominee for Longlist (2008)

Críticas de imprensa
« “A Feiticeira de Florença” é um festim exótico, supra abundante, coberto de ouro e pedrarias, tão vertiginoso como cómico, tão inventivo, irreal e irónico como os contos da Mil e Uma Noites. [ ... Rushdie] leva-nos aos sonhos e visões de muitos séculos, desde a magnificência das cidades italianas do Renascimento e dos feitos dos Médicis e dos Sforzas; às naus das Índias e ao naufrágio de Camões, do Al-Andaluz à Pérsia, numa infindável viagem de memórias exóticas e surreais.»
Helena Vasconcelos, Público

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One of them is a young man. ” “Oh, Si Abderahmane’s son. How can that be? So big already? How old are you now? I knew you when you were just a little boy . ” The adolescent blushes. ” “Yes, I’m in boarding school there. ” “May God keep you safe for them! ” The boy looks down. He knows no one here. As soon as the troubles and suppressions began, his father sent him away as a precaution. He’s his only son; he’s determined the boy will be a doctor. In ten years (he planned the timetable), he can set him up in an office in the center of town.

The young man tries to resolve the problem: what was the feeling he had that made him join this crowd, he who has never liked crowds? “These are my people,” he says quietly to himself. And again he realizes clearly: “I have no friends, I’ve never had any friends, but I have people like me. ” At the head of the procession, Youssef slows down and then stops in front of the cemetery gate. The men who are his mother’s pallbearers wait. He steps forward and opens the swinging doors just a crack.

She has never heard him criticize Hakim, he simply doesn’t talk about him and no longer addresses him. This has developed wordlessly between the two men; and wordlessly they let their wives live together, as one lends the other a dress, a veil, or else some sugar, some coffee, or a cup of oil. Outside, the motor is turned off. The jeep does not start up again. “It’s waiting,” Cherifa says to herself. ” She notices the sound of voices, murmuring. She keeps the children close by her side. Every now and then Hakim’s voice rises but she can’t make out any words.

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