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Raised from the Ground

by Jose Saramago & Margaret Jull Costa

A multi-generational family saga that paints a sweeping portrait of modern Portuguese political history.


Manual of Painting and Calligraphy

by Jose Saramago & Giovanni Pontiero

An early example of Saramago's mastery, this novel takes us into the last days of Salazar's dictatorship when a second-rate artist is commissioned by a wealthy client to paint a portrait and the political and...


The Lives of Things

by Jose Saramago & Giovanni Pontiero

The Lives of Things collects José Saramago’s early experiments with the short story form, attesting to the young novelist’s imaginative power and incomparable skill in elaborating the most extravagant fantasies....


Cain

by Jose Saramago & Margaret Jull Costa

Nobel Prize winner Jose Saramago's last novel: a radical re-telling of the biblical story of Cain and Abel


The Notebook

by Jose Saramago, Amanda Hopkinson & Umberto Eco

Beginning on the eve of the 2008 US presidential election, The Notebook evokes life in Saramago’s beloved Lisbon, revisits conversations with friends, and offers meditations on the author’s favorite writers....


Small Memories

by Jose Saramago & Margaret Jull Costa

"One of Mr. Saramago's last books, and one of his most touching," (—NYT), this posthumous memoir of his childhood, written with characteristic wit and honesty, traces the formation of an individual into an...


The Collected Novels of Jose Saramago

by Jose Saramago, Margaret Jull Costa & Ursula K. Le Guin

This collection, available exclusively in e-book form, brings together the twelve novels (and one novella) of the great Portuguese writer José Saramago, with an introductory essay by Ursula Le Guin. From Saramago's...


The Elephant's Journey

by Jose Saramago & Margaret Jull Costa

The tale of an elephant named Solomon who travels through sixteenth century Europe, from Lisbon to Vienna.


Death with Interruptions

by Jose Saramago & Margaret Jull Costa

Nobel Prize-winner Jose Saramago's brilliant new novel poses the question -- what happens when the grim reaper decides there will be no more death? On the first day of the new year, no one dies. This of course causes...


Seeing

by Jose Saramago & Margaret Jull Costa

What begins as a satire on governments and the sometimes dubious efficacy of the democratic system turns into something far more sinister. A singular novel from the author of Blindness.


The Double

by Jose Saramago & Margaret Jull Costa

José Saramago’s critically acclaimed novel and the inspiration for the major motion picture "Enemy" starring Jake Gyllenhaal and directed by Denis Villeneuve.


The Cave

by Jose Saramago & Margaret Jull Costa

Cipriano Algor, an elderly potter, lives with his daughter Marta and her husband Marçal in a small village on the outskirts of The Center, an imposing complex of shops, apartments, and offices to which Cipriano...


All the Names

by Jose Saramago & Margaret Jull Costa

The loneliness of people's lives, the effects of chance, the discovery of love–all coalesce in this extraordinary novel that displays the power and art of José Saramago in brilliant form.


The Tale of the Unknown Island

by Jose Saramago

A man went to knock at the king's door and said, Give me a boat. The king's house had many other doors, but this was the door for petitions. Since the king spent all his time sitting at the door for favors (favors...


Baltasar and Blimunda

by Jose Saramago

From the recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Literature, a “brilliant...enchanting novel” (New York Times Book Review) of romance, deceit, religion, and magic set in eighteenth-century Portugal at the height...


The History of the Siege of Lisbon

by Jose Saramago

In this “ingenious” novel (New York Times) by “one of Europe’s most original and remarkable writers” (Los Angeles Times), a proofreader’s deliberate slip opens the door to romance-and confounds the...


Blindness

by Jose Saramago

A stunningly powerful novel of man's will to survive against all odds, by the winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize for Literature.


The Stone Raft

by Jose Saramago

When the Iberian Peninsula breaks free of Europe and begins to drift across the North Atlantic, five people are drawn together on the newly formed island-first by surreal events and then by love. “A splendidly...


The Gospel According to Jesus Christ

by Jose Saramago

A wry, fictional account of the life of Christ by Nobel laureate José Saramago

 

A brilliant skeptic, José Saramago envisions the life of Jesus Christ and the story of his Passion as things of this earth: A...


The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis

Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 1993

by Jose Saramago

The year: 1936. Europe dances while an invidious dictator establishes himself in Portugal. The city: Lisbon-gray, colorless, chimerical. Ricardo Reis, a doctor and poet, has just come home after sixteen years...