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José Saramago (1922–2010)


José Saramago was born on November 16, 1922 in Azinhaga, Golega, Portugal as José de Sousa Saramago. He was a writer and actor, known for Enemy (2013), Blindness (2008) and José and Pilar (2010). He was married to Pilar del Río and Ilda Reis. He died on June 18, 2010 in Lanzarote, Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain. See full bio »

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 2013 Enemy (novel "The Double")
 2010 Embargo (novel)
 2008 Blindness (novel "Ensaio Sobre a Cegueira")
 2007 A Flor máis grande do mundo (Short) (based on a short story by)
 2002 The Stone Raft (novel)
 1980 Que Farei Com Este Livro? (TV Movie) (play)
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Other Works:

"O Evangelho Segundo Jesus Cristo" (novel, 1991) See more »

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3 Interviews | 7 Articles | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[About his name change to Saramago in a 2007 interview] My father wasn't very happy, but if that was his son's official name, well, then he had to take it. See more »

Trivia:

His first novel was published when he was 23. He essentially stopped writing for 30 years, during which time he worked at a garage, a welfare agency, and a printing company, among other jobs. See more »

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Scorpio

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