Monday, February 09, 2009

...And We Love Jose So Much


3 comments:

Chris O said...

Two authors you have great respect for, I'm guessing?

Coffee Tambourine said...

Hi Chris. Yes, both the late Julio Cortazar from Argentina and the Nobel laureate Jose Saramago from Portugal are giants in the Spanish/Portuguese literature world. But the funny feeling I have is that they are not very known in the AngloSaxon world. I can see that everyone knows maybe Gabriel Garcia Marquez but little beyond that, but hey... I didn´t know who Captain Cook was! Saramago it´s amazing, he is 85, he openly declares is a Communist ideologically and last week he wrote the best article I have seen for a while criticising the Vatican as an unelected power in the dark. Have you seen the film Blindness? It´s based in one of his books.

Chris O said...

Very interesting, my friend. No, I've not heard of either of them, nor have I seen the film 'Blindness'. I'll try to find out more about them, though...