Posts Tagged: Jose Saramago

What to Read When Things Go Nuclear

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Here are some books to read that will remind you that there is beauty out there, even if it's hard-wrought. ...more

Things To Look Forward To In 2010

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“The Notebook is the collected entries from 87-year-old Saramago’s blog, O Caderno de Saramago. The book, ‘which has already appeared in Portuguese and Spanish, lashes out against George W. Bush, Tony Blair, the Pope, Israel and Wall Street,’ according to the Independent, in its report on the book’s Italian publisher dropping it for criticizing Prime Minister Silvio Burlusconi.”

Saramago’s blog, in book form, is just one of the many things we have to look forward to in 2010.

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Julie Greicius: The Last Book(s) I Loved, The Lost City of Z and All the Names

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Years ago, when I was an archaeologist, I learned my favorite concept in the broader field of anthropology, or any field for that matter: “imperialist nostalgia.” It’s the yearning we feel for something we ourselves have conquered or destroyed, a term as obviously applicable to affairs of the heart as it is to the study of lost cultures.

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