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Josť Saramago

Josť Saramago (born 1922 in Azinhaga[?], Portugal) is a writer, playwright, and journalist. Saramago has been a member of the Communist Party of Portugal[?] since 1969, as well as an atheist and self-described pessimist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1998. He currently resides in the Canary Islands.


  • 1977 - Manual Painting and Calligraphy
  • 1978 - Quasi Objects
  • 1981 - Journey to Portugal
  • 1982 - Baltasar and Blimunda
  • 1984 - The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis (A Tribute to Fernando Pessoa)
  • 1986 - The Stone Raft
  • 1989 - The History of the Siege of Lisbon
  • 1991 - The Gospel According to Jesus Christ
  • 1995 - Blindness
  • 1997 - All the Names
  • 1999 - The Tale of the Unknown Island


On the US$950,000 nobel prize: "This prize is for all speakers of Portuguese, but while we're on the subject, I shall keep the money."

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