José de Sousa Saramago (1922-2010)

José de Sousa Saramago José Saramago was born in 1922 in Azinhaga, a small town in the province of Ribatejo, on the right bank of the Almonda River.

He is a Portuguese novelist and short-story writer. Saramago has also published poetry, essays, plays, librettos, diaries, travelogues and a journal. The protagonist of his novelist is frequently depicted resisting some type of oppressive and dehumanizing social institution. Saramago was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1998.

Selected works:
  • Os poemas possíveis, 1966
  • Provàvelmente alegria, 1970
  • Deste mundo e do outro, 1971
  • A bagagem do viajante, 1973
  • As opiniões que o dl teve, 1974
  • ano de 1993, 1975
  • Manual de pintura e caligrafia, 1977 (manual painting and calligraphy)
  • Objecto quase, 1978 - (quasi objects)
  • Poética dos cinco sentidos. O ouvido, 1979
  • A noite, 1979
  • Levantado do chão [raised from the floor], 1980
  • Que farei com este livro, 1980
  • Viagem a portugal, 1981 (journey to portugal), 2001
  • Memorial do convento, 1982 (baltasar and blimunda)
  • ano da morte de ricardo reis, 1984 (the year of the death of ricardo reis)
  • A jangada de pedra, 1986 (the stone raft)
  • Historia do cerco de lisboa, 1989 (the history of the siege of lisbon)
  • evangelho segundo jesus cristo, 1991 (the gospel according to jesus christ)
  • In nomine dei, 1993
  • Ensaio sobrea a cegueira, 1995 (blindness: a novel)
  • Todos os nomes, 1997 (all the names)
  • El amor posible, 1998
  • Cuadernos de lanzarote, 1998
  • El cuento de la isla desconocida, 1999 (the tale of the unknown island)
  • La caverna, 2001
  • El hombre duplicado, 2002


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