Comboio Nocturno para Lisboa

Comboio Nocturno para Lisboa Fen meno editorial na Europa Comboio Nocturno para Lisboa vendeu dois milh es e meio de exemplares desde que foi publicado em na Alemanha onde ficou tr s anos na tabela dos livros mais vendidos

  • Title: Comboio Nocturno para Lisboa
  • Author: Pascal Mercier João Bouza da Costa
  • ISBN: 9789722029834
  • Page: 193
  • Format: Paperback
  • Fen meno editorial na Europa, Comboio Nocturno para Lisboa vendeu dois milh es e meio de exemplares desde que foi publicado em 2004 na Alemanha, onde ficou tr s anos na tabela dos livros mais vendidos O sucesso transformou at o t tulo do livro escrito por Pascal Mercier pseud nimo liter rio do fil sofo Peter Bieri , numa express o idiom tica, usada para referir algu mFen meno editorial na Europa, Comboio Nocturno para Lisboa vendeu dois milh es e meio de exemplares desde que foi publicado em 2004 na Alemanha, onde ficou tr s anos na tabela dos livros mais vendidos O sucesso transformou at o t tulo do livro escrito por Pascal Mercier pseud nimo liter rio do fil sofo Peter Bieri , numa express o idiom tica, usada para referir algu m que pretende mudar de vida S o, de resto, muitos os estrangeiros que, nos ltimos anos, se deslocam at Lisboa em demanda de Amadeu do Prado.Mas tudo come a numa manh chuvosa Uma mulher prepara se para saltar de uma ponte de Berna Raimund Gregorius, um banal professor de grego e latim de 57 anos, evita o acto desesperado e fica surpreendido com o som de uma palavra Portugu s, responde ela, ao ser questionada sobre a l ngua que fala.Antes de desaparecer da hist ria ainda tem tempo de escrever um n mero de telefone na testa deste m ope professor que descobre, por acaso, um livro de um autor portugu s, Amadeu In cio de Almeida Prado, intitulado Um Ourives das Palavras Sem conseguir explicar porqu , entra num comboio para Lisboa atr s deste m dico que morreu 30 anos antes, em 1975, pouco depois da Revolu o, numa descoberta do outro que acaba por ser uma descoberta de si pr prio.Amado pelos pobres que atendia de gra a no seu consult rio, Amadeu passa a ser rejeitado pelo povo no dia em que aceita tratar o Carniceiro de Lisboa , assim conhecido por ser chefe da pol cia pol tica Integrar posteriormente a resist ncia contra o regime de Salazar.Porqu Portugal Porqu a ditadura de Salazar Estas s o as perguntas mais feitas a um autor que admira Pessoa, esse gigante da literatura , h mais de 20 anos, e escreve um livro do desassossego com a escrita de Prado a assemelhar se aos textos do poeta portugu s Pela sua cultura, pela sua atitude de outros tempos, Raimund precisava de um ambiente de s culo XIX e Lisboa a grande cidade europeia que mais se aproxima pelo seu aspecto, pela sua topografia, afirma Pascal Mercier, para quem a principal raz o para escolher Lisboa e Portugal prende se com o pai de Prado, um juiz em fun es durante uma ditadura, mas que n o trabalharia sob as ordens de Mussolini, Hitler ou Franco Salazar era diferente Era um intelectual brilhante, era muito inteligente, culto, de uma brutalidade mais subtil que poderia seduzir pessoas como o juiz Prado e s nas ditaduras se d o as condi es necess rias para tratar os problemas morais no contexto pol tico O Comboio Nocturno para Lisboa o terceiro romance de Pascal Mercier Est traduzido em 15 idiomas.

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    • Susanna-Cole King says:

      When, on a whim, I threw everything away to wander thousands of miles from anything I've ever known, I first went to Lisbon because of this book. That was last September, and by November I had traipsed through neighboring Spain and south into Africa, though, I've since been back to the city of Lisbon, and furthermore to this book. If you are not, at least in some part, a thinker, if philosophy ebbs away at your patience, if the sight of pages mostly barren of dialogue make you panic, this book w [...]

    • Christopher says:

      Apparently, Page des Libraires calls this 'One of the great European novels of the past few years'- compared to what? The SNCF Railway Timetable.This book makes me incredibly angry. And after some thought I can honestly award it the 'worst book I have ever read' award. I could forgive it for being slow. I could forgive the missed opportunities of drawing what potentially could have been interesting characters in two dimensions. I could even forgive the shockingly bad translation (it has not even [...]

    • Manny says:

      When dictatorship is a fact, revolution is a duty.Normally, I would just leave it at that. It's a nice quote I hadn't heard before. But, in the current climate, I am concerned that I will have my account closed down by the GR censors if I don't explain myself more fully, so I guess I'd better do so. I have not read the book, but we saw the movie at a local cinema, using the free gift card that I received as an unexpected bonus with my new contact lenses. Not thought it was great, but I was less [...]

    • Tim says:

      I LOVED this book. I've been running around quoting "Given that we can live only a small part of what there is in us - what happens to the rest?" Part of me wants to say that that line, and the subject of this book, the exploration of alternate lives than the one you've chosen, resonated with me because I'm at that age when one recognizes how much will go undone, how many experiences will never be felt, how many lives could still be lived, given world enough and time.But actually, I've had this [...]

    • Sawsan says:

      some choices change one's life forevera language professor pursue an author of a portuguese book ,he was captivated by his philosophical ideas and words which speak directly to him.with unplaned travel to Lisbon, gradually discovered the author's life as a doctor and participant in the resistance movement against Portugal's fascist government at the time of Salazar's regimebeautiful story discussing the vitality of life, love, moral conflicts and responsibilitiesi read the novel two years ago, s [...]

    • Whitaker says:

      I’ve gone a bit off writing reviews lately. On the other hand, this book made me want to write something to put my thoughts on it into some shape. Incoherent Thought Number OneThe protagonist, a teacher of dead languages in Bern, is inspired by this book he comes across to quit his job and travel to Portugal to find out more about the writer of the book, Prado. Many reviewers who hated this novel have commented how utterly new-ageishly purile the comments in the book are, more like the thought [...]

    • Tricia says:

      This book took me a long, long time to read, but I am glad I stuck with it. A very philosophical book -- it asks the reader to imagine what would happen if you questioned everything about your life and started a new existence.The main character in this book does exactly that, using a book written by a Portuguese doctor to as a tool for self-discovery. If you want to be prompted to think more deeply about life, who you truly are, and about human nature in general, read this book.

    • Fiona says:

      There were the people who read and the others. Whether you were a reader or a non-reader - it was soon apparent. There was no greater distinction between people.Gregorius is a philologist, a middle aged high school teacher of ancient languages in Bern, Switzerland. He’s stuck in his ways without realising it when a chance encounter with a Portuguese woman on a bridge and the discovery of a book by Amadeu de Prado inspire him to walk out of his job and go to Lisbon. Unlikely? Gregorius’ love [...]

    • Owlseyes says:

      I am very curious about the book*. There are introductory quotes by Michel Montaigne and Fernando Pessoa, both alluding the question of "self" and "the others"d the "others within ourselves".Basically, it's a story about a Swiss teacher,an erudite, of Greek and Latin, who saves a Portuguese woman when she's attempting suicide at a bridge over the Aare, in Bern, Switzerland.So it starts. Raimund Gregorius is fascinated by the way she speaks French, with the Portuguese accentd it looks he's bound [...]

    • Joyce says:

      What a fabulous book. I know I will go back to this one to reread passages.To me this wasn't about philosophy. This was a book about how we live or don't live, about who we are and the myriad levels of identity we all have and how much we can ever really know or not know someone.It's about flawed people finding some sort of salvation in their own humanity - or not being able to accept their flawed humanity.If you're looking for gripping clever plots with tight action, go dig up one of the endles [...]

    • J says:

          Why would you give me this book to read? Why? You didn’t like it. At the time I was too pleased to have a present to care. You could have put anything in my hands and I’d have been delighted. A pen, a purl, a plum… But this? Pah!    At the time, I thought it might still be a good story though. It looked to be a quiet, interior journey. Our man, Gregorius, has a thing for words. I can relate. But not in the way I relate at the beginning of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Gregor [...]

    • Bettie☯ says:

      Description: Night Train to Lisbon follows Raimund Gregorius, a fifty-seven-year-old Classics scholar, on a journey that takes him across Europe. Abandoning his job and his life, and travelling with a dusty old book as his talisman, he heads for Lisbon in search of clues to the life of the book's Portuguese author, Amadeu de Prado. As he gets swept up in his quest, he finds that the journey is also one of self-discovery, as he re-encounters all the decisions he has made - and not made - in his l [...]

    • Magrat Ajostiernos says:

      Bueno, finalmente abandono este libro después de haber logrado leer 150 páginas con mucho esfuerzo Quizás hubiera continuado intentándolo porque realmente no está mal escrito y todo el trasfondo de la dictadura en Portugal tenía muy buena pinta, pero son 520 páginas. No me veo con fuerzas para aguantar más los quejidos de nuestro protagonista, al que desde el primer momento no he podido evitar aborrecer por anodino y cansino. Quizás no era el mejor momento para leer un libro tan denso y [...]

    • Bryant says:

      The hype for this book (over two million copies sold) is inexplicable. Although the central character Gregorius is a classical linguist with a supposedly impregnable gift for recognizing and treasuring beautiful poetry, the entire story here hinges on his suddenly fleeing his life in pursuit of an elusive and patently insipid author named Amadeu Prado. Prado's bathetic meditations fill the pages of this novel: a source of continual inspiration for Gregorius, these sections were a source of almos [...]

    • Natali says:

      A story like this only comes along once every few years and storytelling like this is just as rare. I didn't want this book to end, which is very meta because it is a book about a lover of literature who falls in love with an out-of-print memoir from a kindred spirit. The protagonist, like me, dreads finishing his treasured book. There is so much nobility, intelligence, and heart in these characters that I am truly sad that I will never really know them in real life. I was almost honored to spen [...]

    • Chrissie says:

      This is a book which can be read on different levels! At least for me. I can think about a paragraph and the import of those lines OR I can read it for the story from start to finish. Some lines are priceless. Some lines, I just think: What??!!!I am nearing the end! What is going to happen?It ends perfectly.This book is very philosophical! Definitely not for everyone, and it is kind of wordy, but boy is there a lot to think aboutSome reviewers remark that it is poorly translated from the German, [...]

    • Michael says:

      The book suffers from significant problems. The English translation from the German is wooden; the book is too long; the editing is bad (e.g a Greek word from Homer that is significant to the plot is misread [I hope] from the author's or translator's manuscript and mangled in print); and the endgame is botched (to borrow from the omnipresent chess references that weigh the book down almost as much as the endless poor imitations of Pessoa). The premise had promise, and some of the characters were [...]

    • Corinne says:

      Coming from a Philosophy professor, I was a bit skeptical to get into the book first, but then I was drawn into the book when the protagonist, Gregorius, also a professor, leaves his stagnant and monotonous life behind on an impulse, and boards a train for Lisbon, to understand the tragic end of a writer.What is the story ? The main character, Raimund Gregorius, is a teacher of classics, who has lead a very tedious life, and that one day, out of the blue, decides to leave his job, go to Lisbon a [...]

    • Marc says:

      I noticed that this book evokes very different reactions, from admiration to disgust, and oddly enough, this is also one of the themes of the book: how different the perception of people can be, especially about each other; close friends, partners, even very close family can see or feel each other fundamentally wrong.Pascal Mercier (pseudonym of Swiss philosopher Peter Bieri) has written a philosophical book, but packaged as an exciting story in a concrete setting, in the line of Voltaire's Cand [...]

    • Ebtihal Abuali says:

      قطار الليل إلى لشبونةللكاتب باسكال ميرسييهلوصف الرواية سأستعين بافتتاحية أورهان باموك لروايته (الحياة الجديدة) حيث تبدأ تلك الرواية بهذه العبارة: (قرأت ذات يوم كتابا، فتغيرت حياتي كلها).ان هذه هي ثيمة رواية قطار الليل إلى لشبونة، فقد قرأ غريغورز كتابا غير حياته. ان ما أثار ا [...]

    • Učitaj se! says:

      Čitanje ovog romana je poput trčanja na duge staze: dobar start, ali onda slijedi usporavanje i čuvanje energije za do pred kraj. Knjizi me privukao sinopsis na koricama, u kojem je navedena Gregoriusova potraga za tajanstvenim pjesnikom, koja me pak podsjetila na Zafonovu 'Sjenu vjetra', roman koji me oduševio, ali sličnost s kojim je ovdje ipak bilo možda malo pretjerano za očekivati.Opis radnje naveden u sinopsisu naveo me da očekujem neku vrstu pustolovine, ali ovaj roman nije zaprav [...]

    • Roberto says:

      Il professor Gregorius, insegnante svizzero di mezza età molto razionale e prevedibile, parte per Lisbona portando con sé le pagine di un libro, "Un orafo delle parole", di tale Amadeu do Prado, folgorato da una frase del libro “Se è così, se possiamo vivere solo una piccola parte di quanto è in noi, che ne è del resto?”A Lisbona va in cerca di notizie sulla vita dell’autore e attraverso la vita di Amadeu impara a farsi domande riguardo la propria vita e a cercare le risposte che non [...]

    • Hilary says:

      Inexplicably bad. Translator's fault, in part? Who knows. I wanted to like - nay, love - this, because an old man at a bar recommended it to me as a book that had changed his life. Instead, I found myself desperate to be done with it. The main character, Gregorius, an uptight teacher of classical languages at a Swiss school, inexplicably quits his job and drops everything after a chance encounter with a mysterious Portuguese woman. Portuguese, you see, is the one language he doesn't know, and he [...]

    • Elham says:

      روایت همراه‌کننده بود اما به شدت با ترجمه و چینش جمله‌ها مشکل داشتمیعنی به نظر مترجم از پس خوب ترجمه کردن متن اون طور که باید برنیومدهجمله‌ها مشخصه که دارای سنگینی خاص فلسفی خودشون هستن و طبیعتا انتقال‌شون به زبان دیگه هم دشوار خواهد بودخوشحالم روایت رها نشده و خطی دنبال م [...]

    • Laila says:

      Amadeu Prado Okurken hayatına adım adım yaklaştığım, hikayesini Raimund Gregorius ile birlikte öğrenirken meraka kapıldığım karakter. Ozellikle "inanc" uzerine yaptigi Latince konusmayi okurken cok seyi dusundugumu soyleyebilirim. Okuyan herkes Pradonun yazdıklarinda kendinden bir seyler bulacaktir sanirim. "Raimund Gregorius’un hayatında her şeyi değiştirecek olan gün, öteki pek çok gün gibi başladı" Hepimizin hayatında oldugu gibi. :) Bir çok yere postit ile belirte [...]

    • Christie says:

      I loved this book. It is an intellectual exploration of one man's reevaluation of his life through the discovery of a relatively unknown but very popular Portuguese doctor, later become member of the resistance to the Salizar government. His impetuous travel from his home in Bern to Lisbon, unravel the mystery of what the doctor was all about through his writings, his friends and family, as it builds for the main character an understanding of his own existence and the nature of human relationshi [...]

    • Diana D says:

      Много ценна книга, въпреки че на моменти е малко хаотична и не върви леко. Това е една от най- красивите и смислени творби, които съм чела. Впечатлена съм от стилът и езикът на Паскал Мерсие- толкова изящен, фееричен и същевременно задълбочен. А картините са така емоционално и [...]

    • Lobstergirl says:

      Hard to describe how much I hated this book. Also I thought it was bad. One of those utterly silly, horrendous novels. I quite enjoyed Mercier's other one, Perlmann's Silence, which I picked off the library shelf not knowing anything about the novel or Mercier. (I think there was a blurb on Perlmann's Silence in the New Yorker, but one of those little New Yorker blurbs that says absolutely nothing in four sentences.) Perlmann's Silence was aided by having a plot. Night Train to Lisbon doesn't re [...]

    • Gerald Sinstadt says:

      Even those reviewers who could empathise with boring Gregorius, the novel's 'hero,' have had to concede that a lumpen translation and countless errors that passed the spellchecker (but wouldn't have escaped a mildly conscientious proof reader) make this a challenging read. One has to take the publishers' word for it that two million copies have been sold world-wide. It would have been more honest - but probably dangerous - to reveal how many actually read it to the end. Since I reached page 125 [...]

    • Thea says:

      Това ще е само една твърде емоционална и нахално лична, а най-вероятно и престъпно дълга записка, която да ми напомни след няколко месеца да се събера в себе си и да напиша цялостен текст за тази книга. Какъвто тя заслужава. Дочетох я болна от ангина, с идиотски висока темпера [...]

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