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Dagli ultimi atti del mandato di George W. Bush alle intemperanze del nostro presidente del consiglio, dalla crisi finanziaria che ha sconvolto i mercati occidentali alle polemiche su Guantànamo, dalla libertà limitata di Roberto Saviano ai recenti bombardamenti sulla Striscia di Gaza: "Il quaderno" raccoglie gli interventi pubblicati da Saramago sul suo blog tra il settem ...more
Hardcover, Varianti, 171 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by Bollati Boringhieri (first published January 1st 2008)
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Grady
José Saramago: Ave atque Vale

One of the century's finest writers has died. José Saramago was an author who began writing late in life but in the time he wrote he managed to share with the world some very disturbing thoughts and yet at the same time make those disturbing thoughts into very beautiful literature. Few who have read BLINDNESS, ALL THE NAMES, SEEING, DEATH WITH INTERRUPTIONS, THE DOUBLE, to name but a few of his works, will ever forget the impact his writing had/has on us. This book T
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jeremy
i am generally described as pessimistic. in spite of how i might formerly have appeared, and the emphasis i usually accord my radical skepticism as to the possibility of any effective and substantive improvement in our species regarding what used to be known as moral progress, i would actually prefer to be optimistic, even if only to retain a hope that the sun, having risen every day up until today, will also rise tomorrow. and so it will, but there will also be a day when it no longer rises.

for
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Ana
de un umor caustic si parca oferit dintr-o tristete autentica in legatura cu lumea, saramago reuseste, pana si in lucrari disparate, sa ofere sentimentul unei continuitati, unei logici imposibil de negat. satira politica, satira sociala, satira culturala, este un melanj foarte frumos in scrierea lui. cultura, observ foarte des la scriitori de mare anvergura, duce la un simt al umorului excelent. de-abea astept sa ajung acasa si sa ma apuc de al doilea caiet!
Manecita
Muy interesante, se recopilan algunos textos breves que escribió en su blog hasta marzo del año 2009. Los que más me gustaron fueron: George Bush o la edad de la mentira/Divorcios y bibliotecas/La prueba del algodón/esperanzas y utopías/enemigos en casa/El otro lado/Dios como problema/Constituciones y realidades/Cuando sea mayor quiero ser como Rita/¿Nuevo capitalismo?/Guantánamo/Receta para matar a un hombre/86 años/Palabras/Pan/Malos tratos/Reparar otra vez/8 Marzo/Sentido común.

Como citas imp
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Jeruen
This is another one of those times in which I decided to branch out of fiction and try reading non-fiction for a while. And due to the fact that Saramago is one of my favorite authors, I would perhaps more than gladly read anything that comes out with his name on it. I think I have enough data points to base my decision that if it is written by him, then it must be good.

So apparently, from September 2008 to August 2009, Saramago's wife Pilar del Rio told him to write a blog. So he went online an
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Dimitris Hall
Το Τετράδιο είναι μια συλλογή των αναρτήσεων του συγγραφέα στο μπλογκ του για έξι μήνες, συγκεκριμένα από τον Σεπτέμβριο του '08 μέχρι τον Μάρτιο του '09. Ο Σαραμάγκου λέει την άποψη του για πολλά θέματα για τα οποία η άποψη του θα με ενδιέφερε: παγκόσμια πολιτική, θρησκεία και κοινωνικά θέματα αλλά και δυστυχώς πολλά άρθρα σχετικά με Πορτογάλους ή Ισπανούς συγγραφείς ή πολιτικά πρόσωπα για τα οποία δεν θα μπορούσα να ξέρω τίποτα.

Η αλήθεια είναι πως περίμενα περισσότερα. Αν και τα λέει πολύ καλ
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No Books
Più Saramago per tutti.

A poche pagine dall'inizio, sono già molte le frasi memorabili... Non a caso le note a margine su questo libro abbondano.
I pezzi sono molto brevi, e spesso l'approfondimento degli argomenti è volutamente limitato. Ma questo formato rende il libro un'ideale lettura da viaggio (in questi giorni lo porto sempre con me), com'è nella natura di un blog quotidiano.
Inoltre Saramago ritorna a volte sugli stessi argomenti, o approfitta di un nuovo spunto per trattare lo stesso tem
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Pierre Menard
Sep 03, 2014 Pierre Menard rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Who mourns for the author of "Ensaio sobre a Cegueira"
Ho cercato di centellinarmelo quanto più a lungo fosse possibile, ma è stato vano: la fine è arrivata comunque troppo presto! Così come la scomparsa di Saramago, avvenuta circa 15 mesi dopo la conclusione degli interventi raccolti in questo volume, e che, al di là di ogni facile retorica, ci ha resi orfani di uno dei massimi scrittori del Novecento (l’ho amato o lo amo alla follia!). Si tratta di brevi scritti - mai più di qualche pagina - che Saramago scrisse per il suo blog, tenuto dal settemb ...more
Rhea
Mar 30, 2010 Rhea marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
This is a good day - a new book from Saramago. I don't even care that it isn't a novel - I'd read his address book if he cared to publish it. ;-)
Don
A year's worth of blogs from the Nobel-laurate Jose Saramgo. He seems to have spent a fair bit of time during this - a year in which he was at the age of 86 - travelling to prize-giving or commemorative events which gives him lots of time to pontificate about the pleasures of knowing such-and-such, a great man or woman of Portuguese or Spanish letters.

My absence of knowledge about Hispanic/Lusitanian literature dimmed a lot of the interest I might have otherwise had in his essays. I'm afraid I
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Frank
Se fossi ancora in età adolescenziale probabilmente Josè Saramago diventerebbe uno dei miei idoli. Purtroppo o per fortuna, a seconda delle opinioni, gli anni hanno da poco superato i quaranta e i punti di riferimento non vengono più nè idolatrati nè mitizzati. La lettura di questo libro però, mi ha fatto conoscere un autore che mi si è rivelato come un grande personaggio. Delle sue opinioni ho condiviso davvero molto e la voglia di saperne di più è cresciuta tantissimo."Il Quaderno" è la raccol ...more
Mangoo
Nonostante la fama e le menzioni di compagni lettori, non conoscevo Saramago letterariamente. La pubblicità che sua sponte la Einaudi ha fatto alla compilazione di interventi sul suo blog del nobellaureato mi ha avvicinato al volumetto in questione, edito da Bollati Boringhieri. Con mia grande gioia, sebbene in traduzione (vi verrà facilmente voglia di imparare il portoghese, leggendolo...).

Il grande vecchio osserva la società che lo circonda dal suo cantuccio lisbonese, non con distacco freddo
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Paul
It seems a long time ago now I read The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis, over the top of which I struggled for a good long while before I broke through the prose into a rich and sumptuously described Lisbon. Most of Saramago’s translated books followed Ricardo Reis and each did their bit to elevate him to the position of my favourite author. His unique style, delightfully described by Umberto Eco in his foreward, ‘This man who is so careful with punctuation that he makes it disappear altogethe ...more
Editorial Alfaguara
Cuando en febrero de 1993 nos instalamos en Lanzarote, conservando siempre casa en Lisboa, mis cu�ados Mar�a y Javier, que ya viv�an all� desde hac�a unos a�os, junto a Luis y Juanjo, reci�n llegados, me regalaron un cuaderno para que sirviera de registro de nuestros d�as canarios. Me pon�an s�lo una condici�n: que de vez en cuando los mencionara. Nunca escrib� nada en tal cuaderno, pero as�, de esta manera, y no por otras v�as, nacieron los Cuadernos de Lanzarote, que durante cinco a�os ver�an ...more
Christopher Rex
Everybody enjoys rants and ramblings from Good Old Grandpa - they're humorous, bitter, senile, informative, witty and all over the map. This is especially true if Good Old Grandpa is Jose Saramago. The world lost a tremendous voice when he passed, even if this book does not fully display his talents. The problem here (for me) is the high expectations I hold for this author and, well, blogging is simply not his forte. While some passages are very interesting and highly thought-provoking, others a ...more
George
Whether discussing bankers ("the disdain with which they bite the hand that feeds them"), GW Bush ("expelled truth from the world"), atheism ("the planet would be a far more peaceful place if we were all atheists...I believe we would start reinventing philosophy"), Israel("I wonder whether the fact of their having suffered so much shouldn't be the best reason not to make others suffer") or whaterver else, Saramago is spot on. Take this example from the bit headed A (Financial) Crime against Huma ...more
Rick Caborn
Many great introductions to artists of whom I shamefully admit ignorance.

Entries I particularly enjoyed:
September 18, 25, 29, 30
October 2, 7, 8, 17, 23, 30
November 7, 18
January 7
February 10
March 12
April 7
May 7, 26, 27, 28, *29*
June 12, 29
July 2, 6, 7, 9, 17, 21
August 6, 7, 10, 11, 19, 27

People I need to learn more about, thanks to this book:
Jorge Amado
Carlos Fuentes
Judge Baltasar Garzón (The Torturer's Soul)
Kjell Espmark
Movie: Calle Santa Fe
Gervasio Sanchez (photographer: "Sarajevo")
Miguel Angel
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míol mór
A poche pagine dall'inizio, sono gi�� molte le frasi memorabili... Non a caso le note a margine su questo libro abbondano.
I pezzi sono molto brevi, e spesso l'approfondimento degli argomenti �� volutamente limitato. Ma questo formato rende il libro un'ideale lettura da viaggio (in questi giorni lo porto sempre con me), com'�� nella natura di un blog quotidiano.
Inoltre Saramago ritorna a volte sugli stessi argomenti, o approfitta di un nuovo spunto per trattare lo stesso tema; come succede nelle
...more
Steve Porter
The Portuguese Nobel Prize winner began blogging late in life at the ripe old age of 86. As you would expect from a blog the entries are pretty concise, making for an easier read than the normally dense texts of Saramago. The author’s blog deals mainly with his favourite topics – literature, politics and society. Saramago was a member of the Portuguese Communist Party right to the end and a strong supporter of other political causes such as a separate state for the Palestinians...

Go to http://st
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Aaron (Typographical Era)
It was originally Jose Saramago’s wife Pilar who suggested that he should try his hand at blogging, and for a time, beginning in 2008 and through most of 2009 he did just that, taking to the internet to share his thoughts and views on everything from politics to religion to favorite books. It’s these shorter, almost daily pieces that The Notebook translates and collects into one extremely interesting and at times highly thought provoking volume.

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Justin Mitchell
I love Saramago, and loved parts of this book, but as it was just a series of blog entries, there was an obvious lack of cohesion and depth. However, I appreciate Saramago's unabashedly left-wing perspective, one that does not get expressed often enough, and his refusal to temper that perspective in the name of not rocking the boat. Too many writers seem so timid about challenging the status quo, and it's refreshing to see that's not always the case. But now, Saramago's dead...sigh...anyone else ...more
laura saldarini
From the latest acts of office of George W. Bush to the excesses of the
Prime Minister of the Italian Republic.
From the financial crisis that has shaken the business in the West to
the controversy over Guantanamo.
From the Roberto Saviano's limited freedom to the recent bombing of the Gaza Strip:
"The Notebook" collects all the posts which Saramago's published on his internet blog
between september 2008 and march 2009.
Beatriz Canas Mendes
Inesperadamente, "dei de páginas" com um Saramago muito bem-humorado, sarcástico até, absolutamente crítico e com uma boa vontade e um coração do tamanho do seu talento. Sei que continuam a publicar textos seus no blogue que deu origem a este livro, mas acho que continuo a preferir o papel e, por enquanto, espero ler mais livros deste grande escritor português que muito admiro.
Mike
Jan 07, 2011 Mike marked it as am-i-going-to-finish-this  ·  review of another edition
Funny story about how I found this book...ask me about it sometime.

Started reading it early 2010. Just found out this week that he died in July 2010, all while I was reading his last publication. Sad. Especially considering how wonderful a writer he is/was.

Because of the book's format (daily Blog entries) I'm able to pick it up and put it down easily.
Derek
I will never not like Saramago - he has long been one of my favorites. However, while I liked many of these short pieces - he is never short of opinions, many of them quite barbed - it was difficult to hold my attention over the long haul with a different topic every other page. I still hold a preference for his long-form works.
Susu
Die Beiträge aus Saramagos Blog - er schreibt über Gott und die Welt. Schimpft auf Papst und so manchen anderen. Freut sich über Erwähnungen zu seinem Buch - scheint die Verfilmung von "Stadt der Blinden" richtig gut zu finden.

Ein interessanter Blick auf Saramago.
Jennifer
Read it with Wikipedia and Google nearby! I'm even sadder, now, that he's gone, because I loved learning 20th century European history and contemporary art and politics this way. I can't wait to read his other nonfiction book, Journey to Portugal.
Nuno Martins
Pequenos textos escritos por José Saramago no seu blog que abrangem um vasto leque de temas mas com predominância para os temas políticos e literários, de salientar a visão irónica e mordaz de Saramago em relação a esses temas.
Juan Carlos
Exelente pluma para comentar temas de actualidad, lúcido al momento de expresar sus ideas. Un libro ameno que se puede dejar y retomar a placer.
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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
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