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Articles tagged "Jose Saramago"

The Week in Translation

GO what: Translator and WWB contributor Margaret Jull Costa Discusses Nobel Laureate Jose Saramago when: Monday, August 13, 7-10pm where: Book Club of California, 312 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA more info: what: David Bellos talks to author Jennie Erdal about Is That A Fish In Your Ear? when: Tuesday, August 14, 5-6pm where: “The Art of Translation” at the Edinburgh International Book Festival more info: what: Richard Morais...

Antonio Lobo Antunes’s “The Land at the End of the World

For many years, António Lobo Antunes and the late Nobel Laureate José Saramago have been widely considered the two leading men of letters in Portuguese literature, each with his own defenders and detractors. As men of Portugal, their various approaches to the country provide a striking comparison. Many of Saramago’s novels, for instance, might be called globally nonspecific, set in locales without name or where the backdrop is ancillary to the story. But for Lobo...
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