First Edition of The Notebook; Signed by Nobel Prize-winning Author Jose Saramago
Item Number: 114581
London/ New York: Verso Books, 2010.
First edition of this work by the Nobel Prize-winning author. Octavo, original boards. Signed by Jose Saramago on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Dan Mogford. Translated by Amanda Hopkinson and Daniel Hahn. Uncommon signed as the author passed away later the same year.
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). "The book presents an intelligent twist on the blogs-turned-books phenomenon, proving that the two mediums are compatible beyond social curios and cultural gimmicks.... The Notebook is a unique glimpse into the candid ruminations of one of the most talented living writers" (Flavorwire ). "Impenitently enraged and tender" (Umberto Eco ).