First Edition of Death With Interruptions; Signed and Dated in the Year of Publication by Jose Saramago

  • Death With Interruptions.

Death With Interruptions.


Item Number: 1504

Orlando: Harcourt, 2008.

First edition of Saramago’s philosophical page-turner, which hinges on death taking a holiday. Octavo, original boards. Inscribed and dated in the year of publication on the half-title page by Jose Saramago. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa.

The Portugese writer Jose Saramago is the recipient of both the 1995 Camões Prize and 1998 Nobel Prize in Literature. Harold Bloom described Saramago as "the greatest living novelist" and considers him to be "a permanent part of the Western canon (Evans, 2002)."Saramago is arguably the greatest writer of our time . . . He has the power to throw a dazzling flash of lightning on his subjects, an eerily and impossibly prolonged moment of clarity that illuminates details beyond the power of sunshine to reveal" (Chicago Tribune). "Reading the Portuguese writer José Saramago, one quickly senses the presence of a master" (The Christian Science Monitor).

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