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Saramago, José

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Blindness : [a novel] by José Saramago( Book )

338 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 28 languages and held by 4,992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A city is hit by an epidemic of 'white blindness' which spares no one. Authorities confine the blind to a empty mental hospital, but there the criminal element holds everyone captive, stealing food rations and assaulting women. There is one eyewitness to this nightmare who guides seven strangers--among them a boy with no mother, a girl with dark glasses, a dog of tears--through the barren streets, and the procession becomes as uncanny as the surroundings are harrowing. A magnificent parable of loss and disorientation and a vivid evocation of the horrors of the twientieth century, Blindness is a powerful portrayal of man's worst appetites and weaknesses--and man's ultimately exhilarating spirit"--Page 4 of cover
Death with interruptions by José Saramago( Book )

98 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 16 languages and held by 2,595 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 cave by José Saramago( Book )

93 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 15 languages and held by 2,510 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
All the names by José Saramago( Book )

133 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 20 languages and held by 2,430 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 Gospel according to Jesus Christ by José Saramago( Book )

194 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 24 languages and held by 2,276 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 elephant's journey by José Saramago( Book )

89 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 16 languages and held by 2,235 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)
The double by José Saramago( Book )

106 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 19 languages and held by 2,165 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
Seeing by José Saramago( Book )

82 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 2,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On election day in the capital, it is raining so hard that no one has come out to vote. The politicians are growing jittery. Should they reschedule for another day? Around three o'clock, the rain finally stops. At four, voters rush to the polling stations, as if ordered to appear. But when the ballots are counted, more than 70% are blank. The citizens are rebellious. A state of emergency is declared. The president proposes that a wall be built around the city. 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? Is she the organizer of a conspiracy against the state? What begins as a satire on governments and the sometimes dubious efficacy of the democratic system turns into something far more sinister.--From publisher description
Cain by José Saramago( Book )

80 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 18 languages and held by 2,097 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"--
Baltasar and Blimunda by José Saramago( Book )

187 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 23 languages and held by 2,063 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 year of the death of Ricardo Reis by José Saramago( Book )

195 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 1,812 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
The history of the siege of Lisbon by José Saramago( Book )

125 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 18 languages and held by 1,790 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
Skylight by José Saramago( Book )

52 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A previously unpublished novel by a literary master, Skylight 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. These are just some of the characters in this early work, completed by Saramago in 1953 but never published until now. With his characteristic compassion, depth, and wit, Saramago shows us the quiet contentment of a happy family and the infectious poison of an unhappy one. We see his characters' most intimate moments as well as the casual encounters particular to neighbors living in close proximity. Skylight is a portrait of ordinary people, painted by a master of the quotidian, a great observer of the immense beauty and profound hardships of the modern world."--Publisher information
Raised from the ground by José Saramago( Book )

75 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,546 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 )

105 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 1,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a mythic adventure and political fable about the contemporary European community, the Iberian peninsula detaches from the Continent and floats off to sea, becoming home to a group of god-like humans
Journey to Portugal : in pursuit of Portugal's history and culture by José Saramago( Book )

125 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,323 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 )

89 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,288 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
Enemy by Jake Gyllenhaal( Visual )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and German and held by 981 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
Manual of painting & calligraphy : a novel by José Saramago( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the last years of Salazar's dictatorship, a struggling young artist is commissioned to paint the portrait of a wealthy client and struggles to capture his likeness while acknowleging his artistic limitations
The lives of things : short stories by José Saramago( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects the author's early short stories, infused with satire and fantastical elements and showcasing his efforts to expose the tyranny of the Salazar regime in his native Portugal
 
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Blindness : [a novel]
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De Sousa Saramago, Jos

De Sousa Saramago, Jos 1922-2010

Iosephus Saramago

Jos de Sousa Saramago

Jos Saramago crivain portugais

Jos Saramago escritor, novelista, poeta, periodista y dramaturgo portugus

Jos Saramago pisarz portugalski, noblista

Jos Saramago Portugees schrijver

Jos Saramago Portuges a mannaniw, dramaturgo ken agiwarwarnak

Jos Saramago Portugiesischer Schriftsteller, Nobelpreistrger fr Literatur

Jos Saramago Portuguese writer and recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Literature

Jos Saramago scrittore, critico letterario e poeta portoghese

Joze Saramaqo

Salamage, Ruoze

Salamage, Ruoze 1922-2010

Sārāmāghū, Jūzīh 1922-2010

Saramago 1922-2010

Saramago , Joao

Saramago, Jos

Saramago, Jos 1922-

Saramago, Jos 1922-2010

Saramago, Jos de Sousa 1922-2010

Saramago, Zhoze

Sārāmāġū, Ǧūzīh 1922-2010

Sārāmāǧū, Ḵūsīh 1922-2010

Sārāmāgū, Zhūzih 1922-2010

Sārāmāgū, Žūza 1922-2010

Saʾraʾmaʾgw, Z'wzeh

Sousa Saramago , Jos : de

Sousa Saramago, Jos de 1922-2010

Žuze Saramagu

Ζοζέ Σαραμάγκου

Жазэ Сарамага

Жазэ Сарамагу

Жозе Сарамаго

Жозе Сарамаґо

Жузе Сарамагу

Сарамаго, Жозе

Сарамаго, Жозе 1922-

Сармаго

Ժոզե Սարամագո

ז'וזה סאראמאגו

סאראמאגו, ז׳וזה

סאראמאגו, ז׳וזה. טבעון, מרים

סאראמאגו, ז'וזה

סרמגו, ז'וזה

סרמגו, ז'וזה 1922-2010

جوز ساراماگو

جوزيه ساراماجو

حوزے سارا ماگو

خوسيه ساراماجو

خوسيه ساراماجو، 1922-

ساراماجو، جوزيه، 1922-

ساراماغو، جوزيه، 1922-

ساراماغو، خوسيه، 1922-

ژوزه ساراماگو

ژۆزێ ساراماگۆ

होज़े सरमागो

হোসে সারামাগো

ஜோசே சரமாகூ

ഹൊസേ സരമാഗോ

ဆာရာမဂို၊ ဟိုစေး

ჟოზე სარამაგო

주제 사라마구

サラマーゴ, ジョゼー

ジョゼ・サラマーゴ

若泽萨拉马戈

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Death with interruptionsThe caveAll the namesThe Gospel according to Jesus ChristThe elephant's journeyThe doubleSeeingCain