Item description for Cuadernos de Lanzarote by Eduardo Naval Jose Saramago...
Saramago has lived in Lanzarote, Spain, since 1993. Following a suggestion of his family's, Saramago started compiling an account of his daily life. More than a mere gathering of memories or reflections, this book explains the reasoning behind his controvertial opinions.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.6" Width: 5.3" Height: 1.6" Weight: 1.85 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1997
ISBN 8420428620 ISBN13 9788420428628
Reviews - What do customers think about Cuadernos de Lanzarote?
Not as illuminating as his novels, but an interesting read May 7, 1999
Saramago has become one of my favorite writers ever since I read "Blindness." After that novel, I read "The Gospel According to Jesus Christ," "The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis," and "Baltasar and Blimunda," all beautifully translated by Giovanni Ponteiro. It is therefore not surprising that I wanted to learn more about the author of those excellent novels. "Cuadernos de Lanzarote" provided me with the opportunity of learning more about Saramago: his defense of the Portuguese language, his love for Lanzarote, his compassion for stray dogs, his perception of history, his hatred towards the homogenizing European Union, his political postures. I have to admit, however, that I became somewhat impatient at times with his emphasis on literary prizes (especially the Nobel prize), but I can excuse him only because from the very beginning he warns the reader that he would indulge in narcissistic exercises. Those who like Saramago's writing will find value in this delightful book.