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Saramago, José

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Blindness by José Saramago( Book )

69 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epidemic of blindness strikes a city and the result is chaos, the government issuing shoot-to-kill 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.--
All the names by José Saramago( Book )

202 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 17 languages and held by 2,860 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 )

144 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 2,640 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
Baltasar and Blimunda by José Saramago( Book )

315 editions published between 1982 and 2018 in 14 languages and held by 2,491 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
Death with interruptions by José Saramago( Book )

102 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 2,423 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 Gospel according to Jesus Christ by José Saramago( Book )

243 editions published between 1987 and 2018 in 16 languages and held by 2,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A controversial novel of the life of Jesus Christ portrays his family as being as complex as anyone's family and with a realism that is filled with visions, dreams, and an omen
Cain by José Saramago( Book )

114 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in 22 languages and held by 2,218 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"--
The elephant's journey by José Saramago( Book )

101 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 2,141 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 )

114 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1998 Nobel Prize for Literature winner Saramago's novel deals with the fragility of identity. A history teacher, Tertuliano Maximo Afonso, watches a video and in it he sees an actor who looks and sounds exactly like him. Close scrutiny of a series of films reveals the actor even has moles in the same place, and the same accident scar on his knee. Afonso become obsessed with the need to meet the actor. He does and the entanglement that follows has the elements of a thriller, as the double's wife and Afonso's girlfriend are pulled, fatally, into the drama
The year of the death of Ricardo Reis by José Saramago( Book )

222 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 1,924 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
Skylight by José Saramago( Book )

64 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 1,917 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
The history of the siege of Lisbon by José Saramago( Book )

159 editions published between 1989 and 2018 in 13 languages and held by 1,877 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
The stone raft by José Saramago( Book )

185 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 1,783 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
Raised from the ground by José Saramago( Book )

172 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 1,778 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 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"--Publisher's information
Seeing by José Saramago( Book )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and held by 1,424 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
Enemy by Denis Villeneuve( Visual )

19 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Als een geschiedenisleraar in een videofilm een dubbelganger ziet, gaat hij op zoek naar deze man
Journey to Portugal : in pursuit of Portugal's history and culture by José Saramago( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 919 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 )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 856 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
Manual of painting & calligraphy : a novel by José Saramago( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in English and held by 610 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 )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 598 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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All the namesThe caveBaltasar and BlimundaDeath with interruptionsThe Gospel according to Jesus ChristCainThe elephant's journeyThe double
Alternative Names
De Sousa Saramago, José.

De Sousa Saramago, José 1922-2010

Iosephus Saramago

José de Sousa Saramago

José Saramago

José Saramago écrivain portugais

José Saramago en portugisisk författare och nobelpristagare i litteratur 1998

José Saramago escriptor i novel·lista portuguès

José Saramago escritor, novelista, poeta, periodista y dramaturgo portugués

José Saramago escritor portugués

José Saramago pisarz portugalski, noblista

José Saramago portugál prózaíró, költő

José Saramago portugalilainen kirjailija ja Nobelin kirjallisuuspalkinnon voittaja 1998

José Saramago portugalský spisovateľ

José Saramago Portugees schrijver

José Saramago Portuges a mannaniw, dramaturgo ken agiwarwarnak

José Saramago Portugiesischer Schriftsteller, Nobelpreisträger für Literatur

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

José Saramago scrittore, critico letterario e poeta portoghese

Joze Saramaqo

Salamage, Ruoze.

Salamage, Ruoze 1922-2010

Saramagas Žozė

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 Joze

Saramago, Zhoze.

Saramago, Zhoze 1922-2010

Saramago, Žoze

Sārāmāġū, Ǧūzīh 1922-2010

Sārāmāǧū, Ḵūsīh 1922-2010

Sārāmāġū, Ḵūzī, 1922-2010

Sārāmāgū, Zhūzih 1922-2010

Sārāmāgū, Žūza 1922-2010

Saʾraʾmaʾgw, Z'wzeh

Sousa Saramago José de

Sousa Saramago, José de 1922-2010

Žuze Saramagu

Ζοζέ Σαραμάγκου

Жазэ Сарамага

Жазэ Сарамагу

Жозе Сарамаго

Жозе Сарамаґо

Жузе Сарамагу

Сарамаго Ж. де С

Сарамаго Ж. де С. 1922-

Сарамаго Жозе

Сарамаго, Жозе 1922-


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ז'וזה סאראמאגו

ז'וזה סאראמאגו סופר פורטוגזי, זוכה פרס נובל לספרות

סאראמאגו, ז׳וזה

סאראמאגו, ז׳וזה. טבעון, מרים

סאראמאגו, ז'וזה

סאראמאגו, ז'וזה 1922-2010

סרמגו, ז'וזה

סרמגו, ז'וזה 1922-2010

جوز ساراماگو

جوزيه ساراماجو

جوزيه ساراماغو

جوزيه ساراماغو، 1922-2010

حوزے سارا ماگو

خوسيه ساراماجو

خوسيه ساراماجو، 1922-

خوسيه ساراماجو، 1922-2010

ساراماجو، جوزيه، 1922-

ساراماجو، جوزيه، 1922-2010

ساراماغو، جوزيه، 1922-

ساراماغو، جوزيه، 1922-2010

ساراماغو، خوسيه، 1922-

ساراماغو، خوسيه، 1922-2010

ساراماگو، ژوزه.

ساراماگو، ژوژزه, 1922-2010

ژوزه ساراماقو

ژوزه ساراماگو

ژۆزێ ساراماگۆ

होज़े सरमागो

হোসে সারামাগো

ਹੋਜ਼ੇ ਸਾਰਾਮਾਗੋ

ஜோசே சரமாகூ

ഹൊസേ സരമാഗോ

ဆာရာမဂို၊ ဟိုစေး

ჟოზე სარამაგო

사라마고, 조제 1922-2010

사라마구, 주제 1922-2010

주제 사라마구

サラマーゴ, ジョゼー




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