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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. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Blindness (Harvest Book)… (more)
Blindness (Harvest Book) 12,293 copies, 372 reviews
The Gospel According to Jesus Christ 2,907 copies, 57 reviews
Death with Interruptions 2,858 copies, 100 reviews
All the Names 2,794 copies, 63 reviews
Seeing 2,642 copies, 63 reviews
The Cave 2,371 copies, 48 reviews
The Double 2,321 copies, 56 reviews
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The History of the Siege of Lisbon 1,704 copies, 24 reviews
The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis 1,692 copies, 36 reviews
The Stone Raft 1,416 copies, 23 reviews
The Elephant's Journey 1,408 copies, 72 reviews
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The Discovery of America by the Turks (Foreword, some editions) 133 copies, 5 reviews
Blindness [2008 film] (Original book) 29 copies, 2 reviews
Nobel Writers on Writing (Contributor) 14 copies
Haut ab!: Haltungen zur rituellen Beschneidung (Contributor) 3 copies, 1 review
Salgado, Parma (Foreword) 3 copies

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