El equipaje del viajero

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Alfaguara, Jul 1, 1999 - 380 pages
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Lejos de lirismos gratuitos y artificios pretenciosos, el Premio Nobel de Literatura 1998 invita con este libro a tomar las maletas y viajar con el, a recorrer los mundos que ofrece la Ciudad de Jose, que no es sino su propia experiencia como escritor vital y su conmovedora vision de las cosas. Si en sus novelas de gran aliento Jose Saramago se ha revelado como un minucioso escultor de las palabras y de atmosferas de elevada carga poetica, la coleccion de textos breves de De este mundo y del otro y Las maletas del viajero se nos presenta como un muestrario de orfebreria fina, en el que el autor portugues condensa su privilegiada capacidad de observacion y su delicada sensibilidad, manejando un lenguaje directo, intimo, siempre cercano a ese incognito amigo que para el es el lector. Saramago apuesta por la fraternidad humana y por el amor a ese jardin que cultivamos entre todos los hombres y las mujeres, y que se llama mundo.

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No tanta suerte ha tenido Saramago a la hora de escribir crónicas. Este libro me costó horrores terminarlo, y la verdad es que no recuerdo mucho.

About the author (1999)

José Saramago was born on November 16, 1922. He spent most of his childhood on his parent's farm, except while attending school in Lisbon. Before devoting himself exclusively to writing novels in 1976, he worked as a draftsman, a publisher's reader, an editor, translator, and political commentator for Diario de Lisboa. He is indisputably Portugal's best-known literary figure and his books have been translated into more than 25 languages. Although he wrote his first novel in 1947, he waited some 35 years before winning critical acclaim for work such as the Memorial do Convento. His works include The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis, The Stone Raft, Baltasar and Blimunda, The History of the Siege of Lisbon, The Gospel According to Jesus Christ, and Blindness. At age 75, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1998 for his work in which "parables sustained by imagination, compassion and irony, continually enables us to apprehend an elusory reality." He died from a prolonged illness that caused multiple organ failure on June 18, 2010 at the age of 87.

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