Most widely held works about José Saramago
Most widely held works by José Saramago
Blindness by José Saramago ( Book )
183 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 31 languages and held by 2,910 libraries worldwide
An epidemic of blindness strikes a city and the result is chaos, the government issuing shoot-to-kill orders. Much of the action is seen through the eyes of a woman who claims to be blind so she won't be separated from her husband. A look at how people behave under stress. By the author of The History of the Siege of Lisbon.
The cave by José Saramago ( Book )
76 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 15 languages and held by 1,988 libraries worldwide
Informed that his clay pots and jugs are no longer needed, elderly potter Cipriano applies his craft to the making of ceramic dolls, but his family's subsequent successes are compromised by a terrible discovery.
All the names by José Saramago ( Book )
100 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in 18 languages and held by 1,919 libraries worldwide
Senhor José is determined to find out more about a woman he only knows from the birth certificate he discovered at his job as a clerk in the Central Registry.
Death with interruptions by José Saramago ( Book )
48 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 10 languages and held by 1,640 libraries worldwide
"On the first day of the new year, no one dies. This, understandably, causes consternation among politicians, religious leaders, funeral directors, and doctors. Among the general public, on the other hand, there is initially celebration - flags are hung out on balconies, people dance in the streets. They have achieved the great goal of humanity: eternal life. Then reality hits home - families are left to care for the permanently dying, life-insurance policies become meaningless, and funeral directors are reduced to arranging burials for pet dogs, cats, hamsters, and parrots. Death sits in her chilly apartment, where she lives alone with scythe and filing cabinets, and contemplates her experiment: What if no one ever died again? What if she, death with a small d, became human and were to fall in love?"--jacket blurb.
Seeing by José Saramago ( Book )
42 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 12 languages and held by 1,558 libraries worldwide
On election day in the capital, it is raining so hard that no one has come out to vote. The politicians are growing jittery. Should they reschedule for another day? Around three o'clock, the rain finally stops. At four, voters rush to the polling stations, as if ordered to appear. But when the ballots are counted, more than 70% are blank. The citizens are rebellious. A state of emergency is declared. The president proposes that a wall be built around the city. But are the authorities acting too precipitously? Or even blindly? The word evokes terrible memories of the plague of blindness that hit the city four years before, and of the one woman who kept her sight. Could she be behind the blank ballots? Is she the organizer of a conspiracy against the state? What begins as a satire on governments and the sometimes dubious efficacy of the democratic system turns into something far more sinister.--From publisher description.
The double by José Saramago ( Book )
59 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 16 languages and held by 1,533 libraries worldwide
Renting a recommended video to ease his depression, divorced history teacher Tertuliano Maximo Afonso is unsettled to see a man in the video who looks exactly the way he looked five years earlier.
Baltasar and Blimunda by José Saramago ( Book )
179 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in 25 languages and held by 1,471 libraries worldwide
"Portugal, 1711: ... In the midst of the terrors of the Inquisition and the plague, a seemingly mismatched couple discovers the wonders of love. This poetic tale, graced with exquisite historical detail and full of magic and adventure, is a tapestry of human folly and human will."--Back cover.
The Gospel according to Jesus Christ by José Saramago ( Book )
115 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 22 languages and held by 1,454 libraries worldwide
The story of Jesus Christ as a thing of this earth: a questioning adolescent who is troubled by the world and by his body; a mother who is, by turns, devoted, fearful, and resentful; a family with all the complex frictions of any family.
The elephant's journey by José Saramago ( Book )
26 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,374 libraries worldwide
"The enchanting tale of an elephant, his keeper, and their journey through sixteenth-century Europe, based on a true story." (from the back cover).
The history of the siege of Lisbon by José Saramago ( Book )
77 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 16 languages and held by 1,261 libraries worldwide
A proofreader in a publishing house changes a word in a manuscript to make a history book read that a 12th Century battle was strictly a Portuguese victory, rather than a joint victory with the Crusaders. Instead of being fired the proofreader is commissioned to develop the idea into a novel. A study in historical revisionism.
The year of the death of Ricardo Reis by José Saramago ( Book )
122 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in 17 languages and held by 1,239 libraries worldwide
Lisbon circa 1935 comes to life in this story of a doctor who forsakes medicine to recite poetry in the streets, the women in his life, and the ghost who occasionally accompanies him.
The stone raft by José Saramago ( Book )
97 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in 14 languages and held by 1,189 libraries worldwide
A geological disturbance causes the Iberian peninsula to split from the rest of Europe and sail into the Atlantic. The novel describes the impact the event has on the inhabitants of Spain and Portugal, and on the politics of the European Union. A satire by a Portuguese writer, author of The Gospel According to Jesus Christ.
Journey to Portugal : in pursuit of Portugal's history and culture by José Saramago ( Book )
92 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,173 libraries worldwide
When Jose Saramago decided some twenty years ago to write a book about Portugal, his only desire was that it be unlike any other book on the subject, and in this he certainly has succeeded. Recording the events and observations of a journey across the length and breadth of the country he loves dearly, Saramago brings Portugal to life as only a writer of his brilliance can. Forfeiting sources of information such as tourist guides and road maps, he scours the country with the eyes and ears of an observer fascinated by the ancient myths and history of his people. Whether an inaccessible medieval fortress set on a cliff, a wayside chapel thick with cobwebs, or a grand mansion in the city, the extraordinary places of this land come alive with kings, warriors, painters, explorers, writers, saints, and sinners. Always meticulously attentive to those elements of ancient Portugal that persist today, Saramago examines the country in its current period of rapid transition and growth.
The tale of the unknown island by José Saramago ( Book )
50 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 11 languages and held by 992 libraries worldwide
An illustrated fable on dreaming the impossible. The hero is a man who asks a king for a boat to search for an unknown island. How can you search for something unknown? Well, it turns out you can, provided you are willing to follow your dreams, and what is more your dreams may come true. By the author of The Stone Raft.
Small memories by José Saramago ( Book )
42 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 900 libraries worldwide
A personal account by the late author traces his youth in Lisbon with his parents, marked by frequent visits to his wise grandparents in the village of Azinhaga, his older brother's tragic early death, and his initial encounters with literature.
The notebook by José Saramago ( Book )
14 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 419 libraries worldwide
A Portuguese novelist records his thoughts on current events, including the 2008 US presidential election, the financial crisis, and Israel's bombardment of Gaza.
Casi un objeto by José Saramago ( Book )
51 editions published between 1977 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 389 libraries worldwide
Cain by José Saramago ( Book )
21 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 374 libraries worldwide
"In this, his last novel, Saramago daringly reimagines the characters and narratives of the Bible through the story of Cain. Condemned to wander forever after he kills Abel, he is whisked around in time and space. He experiences the almost-sacrifice of Isaac by Abraham, the Tower of Babel, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Joshua at the battle of Jericho, Job's ordeal, and finally Noah's ark and the Flood. And over and over again Cain encounters an unjust, even cruel God. A startling, beautifully written, and powerful book, in all ways a fitting end to Saramago's extraordinary career"--
Manual of painting and calligraphy : a novel by José Saramago ( Book )
47 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 371 libraries worldwide
Levantado del suelo by José Saramago ( Book )
74 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in 8 languages and held by 354 libraries worldwide
Allegories Authors, Portuguese Ballot Bible. Biography Blind Blindness Boats and boating Cain--(Biblical figure) Civilization, Modern Clerks Communities Criticism, interpretation, etc. Death Death (Personification) Diaries Doppelgängers Elections--Corrupt practices Elephants Fiction History Human-animal relationships Identity (Psychology) Immortalism Interpersonal relations Interviews Islands Jesus Christ Large type books Love stories Parables Portugal Portugal--Lisbon Portuguese fiction Potters Proofreading Psychological fiction Psychological fiction Recording and registration Registers of births, etc. Revolutions Saramago, José Siege of Lisbon (Portugal : 1147) Sieges Translations Travel Vital statistics Voyages and travels Widowers World politics
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Sārāmāghū, Jūzīh, 1922-2010
Saramago, José de Sousa 1922-2010
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Sousa Saramago, José de 1922-2010
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