Las Maletas del viajero: crónicas

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Ronsel (Sotelo Blanco), 1992 - 236 pages
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A collection of essays Saramago used to write for Portugal's newspaper. His simple prose harbors the ingenuity, disenchantment and unstoppable curiosity of a young mind. Read full review

Contents

Moby Dick en Lisboa
81
El HABLASOLO
95
El ratón contrabandista
109
Copyright

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About the author (1992)

José Saramago was born on November 16, 1922. He spent most of his childhood on his parent's farm, except while attending school in Lisbon. Before devoting himself exclusively to writing novels in 1976, he worked as a draftsman, a publisher's reader, an editor, translator, and political commentator for Diario de Lisboa. He is indisputably Portugal's best-known literary figure and his books have been translated into more than 25 languages. Although he wrote his first novel in 1947, he waited some 35 years before winning critical acclaim for work such as the Memorial do Convento. His works include The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis, The Stone Raft, Baltasar and Blimunda, The History of the Siege of Lisbon, The Gospel According to Jesus Christ, and Blindness. At age 75, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1998 for his work in which "parables sustained by imagination, compassion and irony, continually enables us to apprehend an elusory reality." He died from a prolonged illness that caused multiple organ failure on June 18, 2010 at the age of 87.

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