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O Homem de Constantinopla (The Man of Constantinople)

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O Império Otomano desmorona-se e a minoria arménia é perseguida. Apanhada na voragem dos acontecimentos, a família Sarkisian refugia-se em Constantinopla. Apesar da tragédia que o rodeia, o pequeno Kaloust deixa-se encantar pela grande capital imperial e é ao atravessar o Bósforo que pela primeira vez formula a pergunta que havia de o perseguir a vida inteira: "O que é a beleza?" Cruzou-se com a mesma interrogação no rosto níveo da tímida Nunuphar, nos traços coloridos e vigorosos das telas de Rembrandt e na arquitectura complexa do traiçoeiro mundo dos negócios, arrastando-o para uma busca que fez dele o maior coleccionador de arte do seu tempo. Mas Kaloust foi mais longe do que isso. Tornou-se o homem mais rico do planeta. Inspirado em factos reais, O Homem de Constantinopla reproduz a extraordinária vida do misterioso arménio que mudou o mundo - e consagra definitivamente José Rodrigues dos Santos como autor maior das letras portuguesas e um dos grandes escritores contemporâneos.

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The Ottoman Empire collapses and the Armenian minority is persecuted. Caught in the maelstrom of events, the Sarkisian family takes refuge in Constantinople. Despite the tragedy that surrounds him, little Kaloust is enchanted by the great imperial capital, and it is as he crosses the Bosphorus that he first asks the question that would haunt him all his life: "What is beauty?" He crossed the same question with the shy face of timid Nunuphar, the colorful and vigorous features of Rembrandt's canvases and the complex architecture of the treacherous business world, dragging him into a quest that made him the greatest art collector of his time. But Kaloust went further than that. He became the richest man on the planet.

Inspired by real facts, The Man of Constantinople reproduces the extraordinary life of the mysterious Armenian who changed the world - and definitely consecrates José Rodrigues dos Santos as the greatest author of Portuguese letters and one of the great contemporary writers.

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Author(s):
José Rodrigues dos Santos
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-13:
9789896165499
Number of pages:
501
Publisher:
Gradvia
Title:
O Homem de Constantinopla (The Man of Constantinople)

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O Império Otomano desmorona-se e a minoria arménia é perseguida. Apanhada na voragem dos acontecimentos, a família Sarkisian refugia-se em Constantinopla. Apesar da tragédia que o rodeia, o pequeno Kaloust deixa-se encantar pela grande capital imperial e é ao atravessar o Bósforo que pela primeira vez formula a pergunta que havia de o perseguir a vida inteira: "O que é a beleza?" Cruzou-se com a mesma interrogação no rosto níveo da tímida Nunuphar, nos traços coloridos e vigorosos das telas de Rembrandt e na arquitectura complexa do traiçoeiro mundo dos negócios, arrastando-o para uma busca que fez dele o maior coleccionador de arte do seu tempo. Mas Kaloust foi mais longe do que isso. Tornou-se o homem mais rico do planeta. Inspirado em factos reais, O Homem de Constantinopla reproduz a extraordinária vida do misterioso arménio que mudou o mundo - e consagra definitivamente José Rodrigues dos Santos como autor maior das letras portuguesas e um dos grandes escritores contemporâneos.

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The Ottoman Empire collapses and the Armenian minority is persecuted. Caught in the maelstrom of events, the Sarkisian family takes refuge in Constantinople. Despite the tragedy that surrounds him, little Kaloust is enchanted by the great imperial capital, and it is as he crosses the Bosphorus that he first asks the question that would haunt him all his life: "What is beauty?" He crossed the same question with the shy face of timid Nunuphar, the colorful and vigorous features of Rembrandt's canvases and the complex architecture of the treacherous business world, dragging him into a quest that made him the greatest art collector of his time. But Kaloust went further than that. He became the richest man on the planet.

Inspired by real facts, The Man of Constantinople reproduces the extraordinary life of the mysterious Armenian who changed the world - and definitely consecrates José Rodrigues dos Santos as the greatest author of Portuguese letters and one of the great contemporary writers.

Author(s):
José Rodrigues dos Santos
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-13:
9789896165499
Number of pages:
501
Publisher:
Gradvia
Title:
O Homem de Constantinopla (The Man of Constantinople)

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