A General Theory of Oblivion by José Eduardo Agualusa

By José Eduardo Agualusa

Title note: unique identify Teoria Geral do Esquecimento
Publish yr note: First released in 2012

As the rustic is going via a number of political upheavals from colony to socialist republic to civil battle to peace and capitalism, the realm outdoor seeps into Ludo's existence via snippets at the radio, voices from round the corner, glimpses of somebody peeing on a balcony, or a guy fleeing his pursuers.

A normal thought of Oblivion is a wonderfully crafted, wild patchwork of a unique, enjoying on a love of storytelling and delusion.

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He was dressed like an ordinary, by which I mean an unambitious individual. Well, after all, a small town can lie just as well and unmistakably within Europe as any large or largest one. Now and then I make myself tremble, for in fact I’ve already demonstrated rather too often that I am capable of this or that, but now, recalling to mind my visit to that castle, I shall turn to the Middle Ages with my remarks. Given the inadequacy of my knowledge of history, I declare this in subdued tones: A Medieval castle like this moves me as if it were the visage of a beautiful girl.

Black because she harmonized too well with her. With artistic perfection, black and brown mourned a lostness 71 that was refound however in a person consisting of a rascal clad in sky blue who smiled in yellow, lowered his gaze in fiery red and spoke a deep green. In contrast to the Good Man, this blue knave appeared to be wickedness personified. The rascal’s blueness appeared to both the black and brown fellows to possess a historiographical beauty. “Unclothe yourself, why don’t you, for you are surely in your nakedness a scoundrel of pulchritude, and you should know that we are Greeks in our thirst for beauty and literary cruelty.

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