Posts Tagged ‘Portugese’

The Elephant’s Journey – José Saramago

  Translated from the Portugese by Margaret Jull Costa José Saramago won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1998 Blindness is one of my favourite books and so I was looking forward to reading José Saramago’s latest novel – especially as he sadly died in June this year and so this will have been the last book […]

Seeing – Jose Saramago

Blindness is one of my favourite books, so I was intrigued by its sequel, Seeing. Seeing is set in the city that was affected by the blindness epidemic four year ago. The city holds an election, but when the votes are counted 70% of them are blank. They hold another election the following week and this […]

Equator – Miguel Sousa Tavares

Translated from the Portuguese by Peter Bush I received a lovely email from Raquel, a Portuguese reader of my blog, enquiring as the whether I’d read any Portuguese fiction. Saramago and Bolano have both impressed me, but I haven’t read any other Portuguese books. Raquel said that Equator left her ‘breathless’ and so I was very excited […]

The Double – José Saramago

José Saramago won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1998. Translated from the Portugese by Margaret Jull Costa Blindness is one of my favourite books and so I have been keeping an eye out for Saramago’s other books ever since I finished reading it. Unfortunately I haven’t been very successful – they never seem to turn […]

Blindness – José Saramago

Translated from the Portugese by Giovanni Pontiero Blindness is the most powerful book I have ever read. From the beginning, to the end my adrenaline levels were high, and my heart was beating so fast you’d have thought I’d been out running! Blindness is a terrifying account of what could happen to us, if we […]