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Saramago, José

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Blindness : [a novel] by José Saramago ( Book )
42 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An epidemic of blindness strikes a city and the result is chaos, the government issuing shoottokill orders. Much of the action is seen through the eyes of a woman who claims to be blind so she won't be separated from her husband. A look at how people behave under stress. By the author of The History of the Siege of Lisbon
Cain by José Saramago ( Book )
39 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this, his last novel, 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. He experiences the almost-sacrifice of Isaac by Abraham, the Tower of Babel, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Joshua at the battle of Jericho, Job's ordeal, and finally Noah's ark and the Flood. And over and over again Cain encounters an unjust, even cruel God. A startling, beautifully written, and powerful book, in all ways a fitting end to Saramago's extraordinary career"--
All the names by José Saramago ( Book )
23 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 1,927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Senhor José is determined to find out more about a woman he only knows from the birth certificate he discovered at his job as a clerk in the Central Registry
The cave by José Saramago ( Book )
15 editions published between 1976 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Informed that his clay pots and jugs are no longer needed, elderly potter Cipriano applies his craft to the making of ceramic dolls, but his family's subsequent successes are compromised by a terrible discovery
Death with interruptions by José Saramago ( Book )
13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"On the first day of the new year, no one dies. This, understandably, causes consternation among politicians, religious leaders, funeral directors, and doctors. Among the general public, on the other hand, there is initially celebration - flags are hung out on balconies, people dance in the streets. They have achieved the great goal of humanity: eternal life. Then reality hits home - families are left to care for the permanently dying, life-insurance policies become meaningless, and funeral directors are reduced to arranging burials for pet dogs, cats, hamsters, and parrots. Death sits in her chilly apartment, where she lives alone with scythe and filing cabinets, and contemplates her experiment: What if no one ever died again? What if she, death with a small d, became human and were to fall in love?"--Jacket blurb
The elephant's journey by José Saramago ( Book )
13 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The enchanting tale of an elephant, his keeper, and their journey through sixteenth-century Europe, based on a true story." (from the back cover)
Seeing by José Saramago ( Book )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On election day in the capital, it is raining so hard that no one has bothered to come out to vote. The politicians are growing jittery. Should they reschedule the elections for another day' Around three o'clock, the rain finally stops. Promptly at four, voters rush to the polling stations, as if they had been ordered to appear. But when the ballots are counted, more than 70 percent are blank. The citizens are rebellious. A state of emergency is declared. But are the authorities acting too precipitously' Or even blindly' The word evokes terrible memories of the plague of blindness that hit the city four years before, and of the one woman who kept her sight. Could she be behind the blank ballots' A police superintendent is put on the case. What begins as a satire on governments and the sometimes dubious efficacy of the democratic system turns into something far more sinister. A singular novel from the author of Blindness
The double by José Saramago ( Book )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Renting a recommended video to ease his depression, divorced history teacher Tertuliano Maximo Afonso is unsettled to see a man in the video who looks exactly the way he looked five years earlier
Baltasar and Blimunda by José Saramago ( Book )
28 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 1,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Portugal, 1711: ... In the midst of the terrors of the Inquisition and the plague, a seemingly mismatched couple discovers the wonders of love. This poetic tale, graced with exquisite historical detail and full of magic and adventure, is a tapestry of human folly and human will."--Back cover
The Gospel according to Jesus Christ by José Saramago ( Book )
19 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and Turkish and held by 1,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of Jesus Christ as a thing of this earth: a questioning adolescent who is troubled by the world and by his body; a mother who is, by turns, devoted, fearful, and resentful; a family with all the complex frictions of any family
The history of the siege of Lisbon by José Saramago ( Book )
19 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A proofreader in a publishing house changes a word in a manuscript to make a history book read that a 12th Century battle was strictly a Portuguese victory, rather than a joint victory with the Crusaders. Instead of being fired the proofreader is commissioned to develop the idea into a novel. A study in historical revisionism
Raised from the ground by José Saramago ( Book )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"First published in 1980, the City of Lisbon Prize-winning Raised from the Ground follows the changing fortunes of the Mau Tempo family-poor landless peasants not unlike Saramago's own grandparents. Set in Alentejo, a southern province of Portugal known for its vast agricultural estates, the novel charts the lives of the Mau Tempos as national and international events rumble on in the background-the coming of the republic in Portugual, 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"--Publisher's information
The stone raft by José Saramago ( Book )
14 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A geological disturbance causes the Iberian peninsula to split from the rest of Europe and sail into the Atlantic. The novel describes the impact the event has on the inhabitants of Spain and Portugal, and on the politics of the European Union. A satire by a Portuguese writer, author of The Gospel According to Jesus Christ
The year of the death of Ricardo Reis by José Saramago ( Book )
24 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in English and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lisbon circa 1935 comes to life in this story of a doctor who forsakes medicine to recite poetry in the streets, the women in his life, and the ghost who occasionally accompanies him
Journey to Portugal : in pursuit of Portugal's history and culture by José Saramago ( Book )
16 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Jose Saramago decided some twenty years ago to write a book about Portugal, his only desire was that it be unlike any other book on the subject, and in this he certainly has succeeded. Recording the events and observations of a journey across the length and breadth of the country he loves dearly, Saramago brings Portugal to life as only a writer of his brilliance can. Forfeiting sources of information such as tourist guides and road maps, he scours the country with the eyes and ears of an observer fascinated by the ancient myths and history of his people. Whether an inaccessible medieval fortress set on a cliff, a wayside chapel thick with cobwebs, or a grand mansion in the city, the extraordinary places of this land come alive with kings, warriors, painters, explorers, writers, saints, and sinners. Always meticulously attentive to those elements of ancient Portugal that persist today, Saramago examines the country in its current period of rapid transition and growth
The tale of the unknown island by José Saramago ( Book )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An illustrated fable on dreaming the impossible. The hero is a man who asks a king for a boat to search for an unknown island. How can you search for something unknown? Well, it turns out you can, provided you are willing to follow your dreams, and what is more your dreams may come true. By the author of The Stone Raft
La caverna by José Saramago ( Book )
70 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Informed that his clay pots and jugs are no longer needed, elderly potter Cipriano applies his craft to the making of ceramic dolls, but his family's subsequent successes are compromised by a terrible discovery
Enemy by Jake Gyllenhaal ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adam Bell, a glum, disheveled history professor who seems disinterested even in his beautiful girlfriend Mary. Watching a movie on the recommendation of a colleague, Adam spots his double; a bit-part actor named Anthony St. Clair, and decides to track him down. The identical men meet and their lives become bizarrely and irrevocably intertwined
Memorial del convento by José Saramago ( Book )
139 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fabulerende roman om Portugal i 1700-tallet. Soldaten Baltasar og hans elskede, den synske Blimunda, bygger sammen med en munk og alkymist den forunderlige flyvemaskine, Passarola
Manual of painting & calligraphy : a novel by José Saramago ( Book )
9 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Manual of Painting and Calligraphy was Jose Saramago's first novel. Written eight years before the critically acclaimed Baltasar and Blimunda, it is a story of self-discovery set against the background of the last years of Salazar's dictatorship. A struggling young artist, commissioned to paint a portrait of an influential industrialist, learns in the process about himself and the world around him. The brilliant juxtaposition of a passionate love story and the crisis of a nation foreshadows all of Saramago's major works. A must-have for any devotee of the great Portuguese Nobel laureate, Manual of Painting and Calligraphy is available in the United States for the first time
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Alternative Names
De Sousa Saramago, José
De Sousa Saramago, José 1922-2010
Salamage, Ruoze
Salamage, Ruoze 1922-2010
Sārāmāghū, Jūzīh 1922-2010
Saramago 1922-2010
Saramago , Joao
Saramago, José
Saramago, José 1922-
Saramago, José 1922-2010
Saramago, José de Sousa 1922-2010
Saramago, Zhoze
Sārāmāġū, Ǧūzīh 1922-2010
Sārāmāǧū, Ḵūsīh 1922-2010
Sārāmāgū, Zhūzih 1922-2010
Sārāmāgū, Žūza 1922-2010
Sousa Saramago , José : de
Sousa Saramago, José de 1922-2010
Сарамаго, Жозе
Сарамаго, Жозе 1922-
סאראמאגו, ז׳וזה
סאראמאגו, ז׳וזה. טבעון, מרים
סרמגו, ז'וזה 1922-2010
خوسيه ساراماجو، 1922-
ساراماجو، جوزيه، 1922-
ساراماغو، جوزيه، 1922-
ساراماغو، خوسيه، 1922-
サラマーゴ, ジョゼー
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