sexta-feira, junho 18, 2010

José Saramago (1922-2010)

Morreu José Saramago. Mas a sua obra permanece entre nós.
Deixo este (excelente) artigo do New York Times, onde se evoca homem e o escritor:
Mr. Saramago’s hard-scrabble origins did not seem to predestine him for a life of letters. Born in 1922 in the village of Azinhaga, 60 miles northeast of Lisbon, Mr. Saramago was largely raised by his maternal grandparents, while his parents sought work in the big city.

In his Nobel acceptance speech, Mr. Saramago spoke admiringly of these grandparents, illiterate peasants who, in the winter, slept in the same bed as their piglets, yet who imparted to him a taste for fantasy and folklore, combined with a respect for nature.