José Saramago

José Saramago

Born: November 16, 1922

Died: June 18, 2010

Nationality: Portuguese

Occupation: Writer

Biography: José de Sousa Saramago was a Portuguese novelist, poet, playwright, journalist and recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Literature. His works, some of which can be seen as allegories, commonly present subversive perspectives on historic events, emphasizing the human factor. Harold Bloom has described Saramago as a permanent part of the Western canon.

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Source/Notes: As cited in: The Daily Star, "Reading Saramago... and of him", January 29 2011

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