Some books and a movie to understand the Clove Revolution in Portugal

Some books and a movie to understand the Clove Revolution in Portugal

Why and how did this revolution take place, which, fifty years ago, on April 25, 1974, put an end to the Salazar dictatorship and then to the colonial wars? The answers are written and on the screen.

Soldiers in Lisbon during the Carnation Revolution. Genie's/Ceiba Pictures

Written by Jill Heuret

Posted on April 25, 2024 at 8:00 AM

ShA selection of books, novels, biographies and articles, to understand where the revolution of April 25, 1974 in Portugal, called the “Carnation Revolution”, which happened in twenty-four hours, came from.

Land surveying, By Jose Saramago
A wonderful novel set in Alentejo, where workers work on a large farm, until the Carnation Revolution. A self-taught communist writer, the son of peasants without money or land, José Saramago personally fought against the dictatorship of Salazar.
Translated from the Portuguese by Genevieve Liberich, ed. Points/Threshold, 2012.

colonial memories notebook, to Isabella Figueiredo
An autobiographical account of childhood in Mozambique.
Translated from the Portuguese by Miriam Benarroch and Nathalie Meron, edited by. Chandin, 2021.

Role, to Castro Sorominho
An uncompromising portrait of life in Angola.
Translated from the Portuguese by Marlies Mayer, ed. Gallimard, 1962.

hand of joseph castorp, to Joao Ricardo Pedro
A family's life was marked by war in Angola until the revolution.
Translated from the Portuguese by Elizabeth Monteiro Rodriguez, ed. Vivian Hamey, 2013.

Memories of a bright future to Jose Vieira
An autobiographical story bearing the character of exile, and continuing until the April 1974 Revolution.
Mr. Dr. Chandin, 2024.

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alexandra alpha, By José Cardoso Perez
This tremendous novel tells the story of a woman's life under Salzaria.
Translated from the Portuguese by Michel Laban, ed. Gallimard, 1991.

Antonio Lobo Antunes

All of his books feature his stay in Angola as a military doctor. In particular Donkey Judas (Translated from the Portuguese by Pierre Legles Costa, Editor Mitelier, 1997), But also Good evening things are here (Translated from the Portuguese by Carlo Batista, ed. Christian Bourgeois, Red. Points/Threshold, 2009), Urged the crocodiles (Translated from Portuguese by Carlos Batista, edited by Christian Bourgeois, Red. Points/Sewell, 2001), Elephant memory (Translated from the Portuguese by Violante do Canto and Eve Coleman, edited by Christian Bourgeois, Red. Points/Sewell, 2001), Until the stones become softer than water (Translated from Portuguese by Dominique Nedelec, edited by Christian Bourgeois, 2019), And his last novel The other shore of the sea (Translated from Portuguese by Dominique Nedelec, edited by Christian Bourgeois, 2024).

Lydia Jorge

The whispering beach (Translated from the Portuguese by Geneviève Leibrich, ed. Métailié, 1998), A haunting novel about the lives of military wives in Angola; Memories (Translated from Portuguese by Geneviève Leibrich, ed. Métailié, 2017), Which tells the story of a journalistic investigation with the actors and the memory of the revolution.

Eve Leonard
Contemporary history of Portugal, from 1890 to the present day (Shandin Editor, 2016) ; Under the carnation revolution (Shandin Editor, 2023) ; april light, With about fifty photographs taken by Alessio de Andrade in the summer of 1974 and provided by the historian (ed. Chandeigne, 2023); Salazar, the mysterious dictator (Ed. Perrin, 2024).

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The people are the ones who command. Clove Revolution 1974-1976By Victor Pereira
The historian's very accurate and lively summary of the revolution and the months that followed.
Mr. Dr. De Tour, 2023.

Edgar. From Lisbon to Paris, in the footsteps of my revolutionary father-in-law, to Matthew Sabin
An illustrated story dealing with the history of Portugal from immigration to the 1974 revolution.
Mr. Dr. Dargaud, 2023.

Not forgetting the movie captain april, By Maria de Medeiros, Released in 2000.

Jabba production

And also, clove revolution, A richly archived documentary to watch on Sunday at 11pm on France 5.

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