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The Notebook

The Notebook( )
Author: Saramago, José
Preface by: Eco, Umberto
Translator: Hopkinson, Amanda
Hahn, Daniel
Publication Date:May 2011
Publisher:Verso Books
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $34.95
Book Description:

A thought-provoking daily record of the last year in the life of the Nobel Prizeâe"winning novelist.

Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / European / Spanish & Portuguese
Biography & Autobiography / Literary Figures
Political Science / World / General
History / Civilization
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.07 x 7.76 x 0.97 Inches
Book Weight:0.688 Pounds
Author Biography
Saramago, José (Author)
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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