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Jose Saramago

Biography

Jose Saramago

Jose Saramago was the author of many novels, among them BLINDNESS, ALL THE NAMES, BALTASAR AND BLIMUNDA, and THE YEAR OF THE DEATH OF RICARDO REIS. In 1998 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Jose Saramago

Books by Jose Saramago

by Jose Saramago - Fiction

 

This previously unpublished novel by José Saramago tells the intertwined stories of the residents of a faded apartment building in 1940s Lisbon. Silvestre and Mariana, a happily married elderly couple, take in a young nomad, Abel, and soon discover their many differences. Adriana loves Beethoven more than any man, but her budding sexuality brings new feelings to the surface. Carmen left Galicia to marry humble Emilio, but hates Lisbon and longs for her first love, Manolo. Lidia used to work the streets, but now she's kept by Paulo, a wealthy man with a wandering eye.

by Jose Saramago - Fiction

In Alentejo, a southern province of Portugal known for its vast agricultural estates, the Mau Tempo family --- poor landless peasants --- faces changing fortunes in the midst of the coming of the Republic of Portugal, the two World Wars, and an attempt on the dictator Salazar's life. Yet nothing really impinges on the grim reality of the farm laborers’ lives until the first communist stirrings.

by Jose Saramago - Fiction

In this, his last novel, Jose Saramago daringly reimagines the characters and narratives of the Bible through the story of Cain. Condemned to wander forever after he kills Abel, he is whisked around in time and space.