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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)
 1980 Que Farei Com Este Livro? (TV Movie) (play)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

"O Ano da Morte de Ricardo Reis" (novel, 1984) See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

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 »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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