José Saramago (16 November 1922 – 18 June 2010)

Jose Saramago PictureSome of my favourite and most beloved people were born in November (my twin brother too!), as well as a parade of my favourite authors: Albert Camus (7th), Kazuo Ishiguro (8th), Margaret Mitchell (8th), Kurt Vonnegut (11th), Robert Louis Stevenson (13th), Vera Caspary (13th), Arundhati Roy (24th), etc. Jose Saramago, a Portuguese author and a Nobel Prize winner, is known for his through-provoking fiction stories that often ask philosophical questions and detail interesting psychological situations. My favourite books of his are The Cave [2000], The Double [2002], Blindness [1995] and Death with Interruptions [2005], which I all recommend.

“Some people spend their entire lives reading but never get beyond reading the words on the page, they don’t understand that the words are merely stepping stones placed across a fast-flowing river, and the reason they’re there is so that we can reach the farther shore, it’s the other side that matters.”

“Words that come from the heart are never spoken, they get caught in the throat and can only be read in one’s eyes” (José Saramago).

11 thoughts on “José Saramago (16 November 1922 – 18 June 2010)

  1. Thanks for doing this! I love Blindness!
    I love the shock at the beginning of the book, when you have not read the synopsis and you discover why the car is not moving when the light turns green!
    Next by him on my list is All the Names. Have you read it? is it worth?

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    1. I love the beginning of Blindness, too. The author definitely has many interesting ideas with which to work. I have read All The Names some time ago and I do remember enjoying it; was not my favourite, though.

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