José Saramago

Portuguese writer and recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Literature

1922   -   2010

genre: novel
country of citizenship: Portugal
occupation: journalist, playwright, translator, novelist, poet, chronicler, essayist, diarist, literary critic, writer, screenwriter
award received: Nobel Prize in Literature, Camões Prize, America Award in Literature, grand collier de l'ordre de Sant'Iago de l'Épée, Honorary doctor of the University of Manchester, honorary doctorate of the University of Coimbra, ‎chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, honorary doctorate, honorary doctorate of the Bordeaux Montaigne University
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José de Sousa Saramago, GColSE (Portuguese: [ʒuˈzɛ ðɨ ˈsozɐ sɐɾɐˈmaɣu]; 16 November 1922 – 18 June 2010), was a Portuguese writer and recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Literature. His works, some of which can be seen as allegories, commonly present subversive perspectives on historic events, emphasizing the theopoetic human factor. In 2003 Harold Bloom described Saramago as "the most gifted novelist alive in the world today" and in 2010 said he considers Saramago to be "a permanent part of the Western canon", while James Wood praises "the distinctive tone to his fiction because he narrates his novels as if he were someone both wise and ignorant."More than two million copies of Saramago's books have been sold in Portugal alone and his work has been translated into 25 languages. A proponent of libertarian communism, Saramago criticized institutions such as the Catholic Church, the European Union and the International Monetary Fund. An atheist, he defended love as an instrument to improve the human condition. In 1992, the Government of Portugal under Prime Minister Aníbal Cavaco Silva ordered the removal of The Gospel According to Jesus Christ from the Aristeion Prize's shortlist, claiming the work was religiously offensive. Disheartened by this political censorship of his work, Saramago went into exile on the Spanish island of Lanzarote, upon which he resided until his death in 2010.Saramago was a founding member of the National Front for the Defense of Culture in Lisbon in 1992, and co-founder with Orhan Pamuk, of the European Writers' Parliament (EWP).
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works

33

Journey to Portugal

book by José Saramago

author: José Saramago

1981

Blindness

novel written by José Saramago

author: José Saramago

1995

The Stone Raft

book

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1986

The Double

José Saramago novel

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2002

Seeing

book by José Saramago

author: José Saramago

2004

The Gospel According to Jesus Christ

novel by José Saramago

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1991

Raised from the Ground

novel by José Saramago

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1980

All the Names

book by José Saramago

author: José Saramago

1997

Cain

novel by José Saramago (2009)

author: José Saramago

2009

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