Jose Saramago passes

Jose Saramago has died. There are few like him in contemporary fiction, and reading one of his novels, especially the later ones, is a challenge, but I’ve loved his story telling, and I’ve read most of his fiction.

This early post of mine was inspired by Saramago’s novel The Cave, and I think the points are as valid now as they were then.

Like most people, I was introduced to him through his novel Blindness, but I’ve gone on from there to read nearly every other piece of fiction he’d written. I knew he was old and that his output could not last forever, but it is heartening to learn that there will be at least one more novel to come from him.

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