Adeus Jose Saramago

Adeus Jose Saramago libros_1
16 November 1922 – 18 June 2010

NYtimes obit

José Saramago, the Portuguese writer who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1998 with novels that combine surrealist experimentation with a kind of sardonic peasant pragmatism, died on Friday at his home in Lanzarote in the Canary Islands. He was 87.

Unintended Consequences

“THE FOLLOWING DAY, NO ONE DIED.” thus begins Portuguese Nobel laureate Saramago’s newest novel. In this inventive work, each country in the world has its own angel of death or grim reaper and Portugal’s is female, bored, restless, and wants to experiment.

A Flor Máis Grande do Mundo (animation on youtube)

Jose Saramago watches Blindness (Jose Saramago was kind to Fernando M)

Blindness trailer

From Memory to Fiction through History with Jose Saramago (Youtube)