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 (sä′rə-mä′go͝o), José 1922-2010.
Portuguese writer especially noted for his novels, which include Country of Sin (1947) and The Stone Raft (1986). He was awarded the 1998 Nobel Prize for literature.
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(Portuguese ˌsaraˈmɑɡo)
(Biography) José.1922–2010, Portuguese novelist and writer; his works include the novel O ano da morte de Ricardo Reis (1984): Nobel prize for literature 1998
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(ˌsɑr əˈmɑ gu)
José, born 1922, Portuguese novelist: Nobel prize 1998.
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Screenplay, Don McKellar, based on the novel by Jose Saramago. Camera (color), Cesar Charlone; editor, Daniel Rezende; music, Marco Antonio Guimaraes/Uakti; production designer, Tule Peake; art directors, Joshu de Cartier, Tiago Marques Teixeira; set decorators, Erica Milo, Patricia Hinostroza Perla; costume designer, Renee April; sound (Dolby Digital), Guilherme Ayrosa; supervising sound editor, Alessandro Laroca; re-recording mixers, Lou Solakofski, Armando Torres Jr.; visual effects supervisor, Andre Waller; visual effects, O2 Filmes; stunt coordinators, Alison Reid, Helio Febronio; line producers, Nicolas Aznarez, Chris Romano; associate producers, Claudia Buschel, Austin Wong; assistant director, Walter Gasparovic; casting, Susie Figgis, Deidre Bowen.
Indeed, it stands in relation to Millhauser's more ambitious work in the same fashion that Jose Saramago's The Tale of the Unknown Island stands in relation to his: the author's characteristic impulses, concerns, and gestures are there but gauzily transfigured as fairy tale.
Four articles published in this issue of Portuguese Studies focus on Jose Saramago, who was awarded the 1998 Nobel Prize for Literature.
(His Kierkegaardian diary The Book of Disquiet is available in more than one edition in the United States, though, and university and independent presses have brought out some of his astonishing poetry, essays and stories.) This makes the appearance of a newly translated novel by Portugal's most prominent man of letters, Jose Saramago, all the more refreshing.
Initially, Jose Saramago had planned to give his memoirs the title O Livro das Tentacoes (The book of temptations).
Portuguese Nobel laureate Jose Saramago's comparison of Israel's conduct on the West Bank to Auschwitz earns him utter dismissal.
Blindness, a novel by the Portuguese Nobel-laureate Jose Saramago, extends and challenges this tradition.