Friday, June 18, 2010

Author - Jose Saramago R.I.P.


Jose Saramago (1922-2010)
(amzaon's website)

We mourn the passing of Portuguese novelist Jose Saramago, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, who died on June 18 at the age of 87. A provocative thinker and inimitable stylist, Saramago often polarized public opinion, but the love and admiration for his fiction--including Blindness, All the Names, and the forthcoming The Elephant's Journey--has never wavered.

I loved his novel Blindness so much that I read it twice --extremely rare for me. He will be missed.

13 comments:

  1. Blindness was one of my all-time favorites, too! So powerful, so unique, so creative.

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  2. I want to read Blindness..didn't realize that you've read it twice. So sad to hear about his passing.

    Love the blog look...glad to see you jumped into changing it!!

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  3. May his soul rest in peace. I am yet to read his works.

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  4. I loved Blindness too. I keep meaning to read something else of his but Im afriad it might not live up to Blindness.

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  5. Staci, thanks I got my motivation for change from you!

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  6. I was sad to learn of his death. Blindness is one of my favourite books.

    I'm sure his books will continue to be read and loved for many years to come.

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  7. It's so sad, isn't it? Brought tears to my eyes when I heard the news.

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  8. Sorry to hear one of your favorite authors died.

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  9. Diane, I love the new look of your blog!

    I am not familiar with this author or his work but I will keep an eye out for it.

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  10. Thanks Susan. I recommend you try Blindness; really very good.

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  11. Add me to the list of fans for Blindness - a very haunting and unforgettable book. Haven't seen the movie nor have I read any of his other work - which I vow to remedy.

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  12. I am so sorry to hear this! I have a few of his books on my shelf. Now I am going to have to try to get to them sooner. Thanks for letting me know about this.

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  13. I have Blindness on my shelf, waiting patiently to be picked up. The fact that you've read it twice has me looking forward to reading it even more!

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