Jose Saramago – I never appreciated ‘positive heroes…

I never appreciated ‘positive heroes’ in literature. They are almost always cliches, copies of copies…


“I never appreciated ‘positive heroes’ in literature. They are almost always cliches, copies of copies, until the model is exhausted. I prefer perplexity, doubt, uncertainty, not just because it provides a more ‘productive’ literary raw material, but because that is the way we humans really are.”
-Jose Saramago

Jose Saramago – I presume that nobody will…

I presume that nobody will deny the positive aspects of the North American cultural world…


“I presume that nobody will deny the positive aspects of the North American cultural world. These are well known to all. But these aspects do not make one forget the disastrous effects of the industrial and commercial process of ‘cultural lamination’ that the USA is perpetrating on the planet.”
-Jose Saramago

Jose Saramago – I had no books at…

I had no books at home. I started to frequent a public library in Lisbon…


“I had no books at home. I started to frequent a public library in Lisbon. It was there, with no help except curiosity and the will to learn, that my taste for reading developed and was refined.”
-Jose Saramago