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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 La balsa de piedra (2002). 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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Known For

Enemy
Enemy Writer
(2013)
Blindness
Blindness Writer
(2008)
La balsa de piedra
(2002)
Embargo
Embargo Writer
(2010)

Filmography

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 2016 Pastor de Sonhos (Documentary short) (inspired by the writings of)
 2013 Mata Nacional do Bussaco: Património Vivo, Natureza Mágica (Documentary short) (commentary by)
 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 La balsa de piedra (novel)
 1999 Por Longos Dias (Short documentary) (foreword: Book "Terra" by Sebastião Salgado)
 1984 Palavras Ditas (TV Series) (poem Fala da Velha do Restelo ao Astronauta - 1 episode)
- Esta É a Ditosa Pátria, Minha Amada - Poesia Portuguesa IX (1984) ... (poem Fala da Velha do Restelo ao Astronauta)
 1981 Que Farei Com Este Livro? (TV Movie) (play)
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Other Works:

"Levantado do Chão" (novel, 1980) See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 7 Articles | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[In 2007 in an interview with New York Times about being fired from the Deputy Editor of the Lisbon newspaper, "Diario De Noticias" because of his leftist views] Being fired was the best luck of my life. It made me stop and reflect. It was the birth of my life as a writer. See more »

Trivia:

Son of José De Sousa and Maria Da Piedade. Brother of Francisco De Souza. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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