José Saramago

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José Saramago

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born
in Golegã, Azinhaga, Portugal
November 16, 1922

died
June 18, 2010

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José de Sousa Saramago (pronounced [ʒuˈzɛ sɐɾɐˈmagu]) is a Nobel-laureate Portuguese novelist, playwright and journalist. He was a member of the Portuguese Communist Party.
His works, some of which can be seen as allegories, commonly present subversive perspectives on historic events, emphasizing the human factor rather than the officially sanctioned story. Saramago was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1998. He founded the National Front for the Defense of Culture (Lisbon, 1992) with among others Freitas-Magalhaes. He lived on Lanzarote in the Canary Islands, Spain, where he died in June 2010.

A foundation with his name was established in 2007; its main aims are cultural promotion, particularly of Portuguese literature and authors.
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Mi compasión está con los que están trabajando de sol a sol, por un salario miserable, también en Portugal y también en España, explotados por empresarios que van a misa y se dan golpes de pecho. Pilar del Río In José e Pilar. Conversas inéditas, Pág. 178
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