Saturday, June 19, 2010

José Saramago


Portuguese literature is poorer now

17 comments:

brattcat said...

He was a beautiful man. So sorry to hear of his passing.

Sharon said...

It is always sad when great minds leave us.

joo said...

You're right - I would say that European Literature is poorer now!

Cezar and Léia said...

Meu coraçao está chorando em lamentos por aqui...muito triste...
Léia

Small City Scenes said...

Rest in Peace. MB

Babzy said...

didn't know him but it's always sad to say good bye, i will look for one of his book...

VP said...

I have read many of his books but I still remember the pages about the huge stone of Mafra in the 'The History of the Siege of Lisbon'. I went to Mafra on purpose!
I didn't share his ideology, lately bordering on antisemitism, but he was one of the few great writers of the last years and one of my favorites.

Jacob said...

I do not know Senor Saramago, but I'll take your word for his influence on Portuguese literature. Must have been quite the writer to be a Nobel laureate. VP's comment about anti-Semitism made me curious...that would certainly diminish his standing in my eyes. I'll have to learn more about this man.

Joanne said...

Bela montagem!

tapirgal said...

It's sad when a great one leaves. Fortunately, it seems he left much beauty behind. I did not know his work.

LaClau said...

Maravilloso recuerdo y homenaje en tu blog. Una gran pérdida. Today, one of the best writers from Mexico died too; Carlos Monsiváis.
Literature is mourning.
Un abrazo,

T. Becque said...

Sorry for this loss. Nice memorial you've created for him though.

this too will pass said...

good to see him get an obit. in the UK press

Rob and Mandy said...

Rest in peace, Jose

AB said...

A nicely composed photo to note the sad event

Peter said...

Yes, I learnt about it! I'm glad the Nobel committee thought about him in time.

(To answer your question the other day; yes, we booked Sesimbra.)

Marie-Noyale said...

I knew you would have a post for him..
Sad..