António Lobo Antunes

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António Lobo Antunes, 2010

António Lobo Antunes (born 1 September 1942) is a Portuguese novelist.


Knowledge of Hell (2008)[edit]

António Lobo Antunes (2008) Knowledge of Hell.

  • Asylums are nothing more than gardens of human cabbages, of miserable, grotesque, repugnant human beings watered with the fertilizer of injections.
    • p. 145
  • Nothing else exists for them [Psychiatrists] in the universe beyond enormous mothers and fathers, colossal, almost cosmic, and a child reduced to an anus, penis, and mouth who maintains with these two unbearable creatures a singular relationship from which are excluded spontaneity and joy.
    • p. 191
  • Of all the doctors I have known, psychoanalysts, a congregation of lay priests with bible, rites, and the faithful, constitute the most sinister, the most ridiculous, the most unwholesome of the species.
    • p. 191

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