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This is an auction for SMALL MEMORIES: A MEMOIR, by Jose Saramago, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1989.

"Weaving together memories of his Portuguese childhood, Nobel Prize–winner Saramago (1922–2010) presents a lyrical portrait of the artist as a young man. With its poetic style, this posthumous memoir is the perfect coda to Saramago's distinguished career."
- a *** starred *** review in Publishers Weekly (US)

"The Portuguese recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Literature died in 2010, leaving for posthumous publication his last novel, the rousing, delightful Elephant's Journey, and this equally charming memoir of his childhood. What makes the book so distinctive and charming is that Saramago admits that certain of his memories have a fuzzy provenance - did he actually experience this or that event or just hear about them later? - yet at the same time, he simply lets the narrative roll along in verbal splendour and poignant intimacy."
- a *** starred *** review in Booklist (US)

From Wikipedia:

"José de Sousa Saramago (Portuguese: [1922-2010), was a Portuguese writer and recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Literature. His works, some of which can be seen as allegories, commonly present subversive perspectives on historic events, emphasizing the human factor. Harold Bloom described Saramago as "the greatest living novelist" and considers him to be "a permanent part of the Western canon", while James Wood praises "the distinctive tone to his fiction because he narrates his novels as if he were someone both wise and ignorant."

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Hardback 2009.

195 pages, including photographs.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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