Kirja-arvostelu Saramagon pitkistä virkkeistä puuttuu nyt loistoa
Romaani José Saramago: Lissabonin piirityksen kirjuri (História do Cerco de Lisboa). Suom. Antero Tiittula. Tammi. 393 s. Portugalilainen José Saramago (1922–2010) kukoisti harvinaisen myöhään. Hän julkaisi arvostetuimmat romaaninsa yli 60-vuotiaana ...
Review: Post-recession Spain is explored in Rafael Chirbes's On the Edge
The Globe and Mail
At every turn, Margaret Jull Costa's translation brings the same crisp, sharp precision to Chirbes's prose that readers have come to expect from her work with Javier Marias and Jose Saramago, among others. Esteban's attention, meanwhile, is focused on ...
Nice jacket! What makes a good book cover?
I love the jackets that Tom Gauld drew for Jose Saramago's books, Seeing and Death at Intervals in particular. With very simple line drawings, he manages to capture the confusion and the black humour of the books' surreal situations. Finally, I thought ...
'A sponge of history'
What writer do you admire the most and what would you like to ask them? I'll say the Portuguese novelist Jose Saramago. I'd ask him about where in Lisbon his ghost likes to wander. How do you read? In print or digitally or both? Are you an eclectic reader?