UC Irvine Libraries  

line

the New Yorker
the New Yorker
Series' Bibliographies:
2005 - 2006
2004 - 2005
2003 - 2004
2002 - 2003
2001 - 2002
2000 - 2001
1999 - 2000

 

 

fellows series 2003-2004

The UC Irvine Libraries support the Chancellor's Distinguished Fellows Series by providing a bibliography of the works of each Fellow. The bibliographies are available in print at the Langson and Science Libraries and at each public event.

2000 - 2001 Series

José Saramago

Winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize for Literature
UC Irvine Chancellor's Distinguished Fellow
A Selective Bibliography: The UC Irvine Libraries
April 12, 2001

Dawn Anderson, Romance & German Literature Librarian
The UC Irvine Libraries


Major Published Works by José Saramago

For each work, first edition publisher and date are given, followed by (if applicable) subsequent publisher(s) and dates, and English translation information.

Novels

  • Manual de Pintura e Caligrafia: Ensaio do Romance. Moraes, 1977; Caminho, 1984.
    • English edition: Manual of Painting and Calligraphy. Trans. Giovanni Pontiero. Carcanet, 1994.
      Langson Library Call Number: PQ9281.A66 M313 1994
  • Levantado do Chão: Romance. Caminho, 1980.
    Langson Library Call Number: PQ9281.A66 L4 1982
  • Memorial do Convento: Romance. Caminho, 1982; DIFEL, 1983.
    Langson Library Call Number: PQ9281.A66 M46 1982
    • English editions: Baltasar and Blimunda. Trans. Giovanni Pontiero. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1987; Cape, 1988.
      Langson Library Call Number: PQ9281.A66 M4613 1987
  • O Ano da Morte de Ricardo Reis: Romance. Caminho, 1984.
    Langson Library Call Number: PQ9281.A66 A72 1985
    • English editions: The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis. Trans. Giovanni Pontiero. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1991; Harvill, 1992.
      Langson Library Call Number: PQ9281.A66 A8413 1990
  • A Jangada de Pedra: Romance. Caminho, 1986.
    • English editions: The Stone Raft. Trans. Giovanni Pontiero. Harvill, 1994; Harcourt Brace, 1995.
      Langson Library Call Number: PQ9281.A66 J313 1995
  • História do Cerco de Lisboa: Romance. Caminho, 1989.
    Langson Library Call Number: PQ9281.A66 H57 1989
    • English editions: History of the Siege of Lisbon. Trans. Giovanni Pontiero. Harvill, 1996; Harcourt Brace, 1996.
      Langson Library Call Number: PQ9281.A66 H5713 1996b
  • O Evangelho Segundo Jesus Cristo: Romance. Caminho, 1991.
    • English editions: The Gospel According to Jesus Christ. Trans. Giovanni Pontiero. Harvill, 1993; Harcourt Brace, 1994.
      Langson Library Call Number: PQ9281.A66 E913 1994
  • Ensaio Sobre a Cegueira: Romance. Caminho, 1995
    • English editions: Blindness. Trans. Giovanni Pontiero. Harvill, 1997; Harcourt Brace, 1998.
      Langson Library Call Number: PQ9281.A66 E513 1997
  • Todos os Nomes: Romance. Caminho, 1997.
    • English editions: All the Names. Trans. Margaret Jull Costa. Harvill, 1999; Harcourt, 1999.

Note: Terra do Pecado (1947), republished in 1997 by Caminho, was the first novel Saramago published, but today he does not consider it part of his body of work.

Short Fiction

  • Objecto Quase: Contos. Moraes, 1978; Caminho, 1984.
  • O Conto da Ilha Desconhecida. Assirio & Alvim, 1997 (illustrated by Pedro Cabrita Reis); Caminho, 1999 (illustrated by Bartolomeu dos Santos). Illustrated fable.
    • English editions:
      • The tale of the unknown island. Ill. Pedro Cabrita Reis, trans. Christine Robinson. Assirio & Alvim, 1997.
      • The tale of the unknown island, Ill. Peter Sis, trans. Margaret Jull Costa. Harvill, 1999; Harcourt Brace, 1999.
        Langson Library Call Number: PQ9281.A66 C6613 1999.

Poetry

  • Os Poemas Possíveis. Portugália, 1966; Caminho, 1982.
  • Provavelmente Alegria. Livros Horizonte, 1970; Caminho, 1985.
  • O Ano de 1993. Futura, 1975; Caminho, 1987.

Plays

  • A Noite. Caminho, 1979.
  • Que Farei com Este Livro? Caminho, 1980.
  • A Segunda Vida de Francisco de Assis. Caminho, 1987.
  • In Nomine Dei. Caminho, 1992.

Collected Essays, Commentaries, etc.

  • Deste Mundo e do Outro: Crónicas. Arcádia, 1971; Caminho, 1985.
    • Articles previously published in the journal A Capital (1968-1969).
  • A Bagagem do Viajante: Crónicas. Futura, 1973; Caminho, 1986.
    • Collection of stories and essays (many are autobiographical in theme) originally published as articles in A Capital (1969) and the weekly Jornal do Fundão (1971-72). Includes political allegories written as such to avoid censoring.
  • As Opiniões que o DL Teve. Seara Nova, 1974.
    • Articles originally published anonymously in the Diário de Lisboa.
  • Os Apontamentos: Crónicas Políticas. Seara Nova, 1976; Caminho, 1990. Collection of political articles first published in the Diário de Lisboa (1972-1973), and the Diário de Noíicias (April to November 1975), from the periods of time immediately before and after the Carnation Revolution.
  • Viagem a Portugal. Círculo de Leitores, 1981; Caminho, 1984. Travel book on Portugal.
  • Cadernos de Lanzarote: Diário. Caminho, 1994- Annual diaries kept by Saramago. Vols. 1-5 published to date (for the years 1994-98).
  • Folhas Políticas (1976-1998). Caminho, 1999. Collection of political articles published in various journals and newspapers.

Musical Adaptations

    Saramago has collaborated with Italian composer Azio Corghi to write librettos for two operas composed by Corghi. The first is "Blimunda" (1990) based on the novel O Memorial do Convento. The second is "Divara, Wasser und Blut" (1993(?)) based on the play In Nomine Dei. Corghi has also composed a cantata inspired by a passage in the novel O Evangelho Segundo Jesus Cristo.

Selected Additional Publications by Saramago

  • Saramago, José. "The 1998 Nobel Lecture: How Characters Became the Masters and the Author Their Apprentice." Trans. Tim Crosfield and Fernando Rodrigues. World Literature Today 73, no. 1 (Winter 1999): 5-10.
    Langson Library Call Number: Z 1007.B717
  • Saramago, José. "Natal." Transcribed by Maria Jorge. Colóquio / Letras, no. 151-52 (January-June 1999): 107-115. Previously unpublished short story, written ca. 1947.
    Langson Library Call Number: NX 7 .C62
  • Saramago, José. "Texto Lido num Colóquio sobre 'Situação do Romance Português' (1972?, 1973?)". Colóquio / Letras, no. 151-52 (January-June 1999): 219-226. Previously unpublished text read at a conference.
    Langson Library Call Number: NX 7 .C62
  • Saramago, José. "The Douro and the Duero - The Sermon of the Fishes (Excerpt from 'Viagem a Portugal')." Index On Censorship 28 (January-February 1999): 147-155.
    Langson Library Call Number: K 9 .N3
  • Saramago, José. "Erratic odyssey: The Novel's Return Towards the Condition of Poetry." Trans. Giovanni Pontiero. TLS: The Times Literary Supplement, no. 4990 (20 November 1998): 14.
    Langson Library Call Number: AP 4 .T45
  • Saramago, José. "The Centaur." Trans. Giovanni Pontiero. Literary Review 38, no. 4 (Summer 1995): 543-556. Short story.
    Langson Library Call Number: AP 2 .L6377
  • Saramago, José. "Embargo." Trans. Giovanni Pontiero. Cimarron Review 110 (January 1995): 10-18. Short story.
  • Saramago, José. "Do Canto ao Romance, do Romance ao Canto." Bulletin Of Hispanic Studies 71, no. 1 (January 1994): 119-123.
    Langson Library Call Number: PC 4001 .B8
    • In English: Saramago, José. "From Poem to Novel, from Novel to Poem." Brick 61 (Winter 1998): 72-74.
  • Saramago, José. "Sobre Literatura, Compromiso y Transformación Social." Quimera: Revista de Literatura 119 (1993): 12-15.
    Langson Library Call Number: PN 778 .Q55
  • Saramago, José. "Of the Devil and the Stones." Trans. Grazyna Drabik. Artforum 27, no. 10 (Summer 1989): 84-85.
    Langson Library Call Number: N 1 .A78
  • Saramago, José. "A Country Adrift." TLS: Times Literary Supplement, no. 4471 (9 December 1988): 1370.
    Langson Library Call Number: AP 4 .T45

Selected Publications about Saramago

  • Colóquio / Letras, no. 151-52 (January-June 1999) : "José Saramago: O Ano de 1998."
    Langson Library Call Number: NX 7 .C62
    • A special monographic thematic issue in honor of Saramago's winning of the 1998 Nobel Prize for Literature. Beautifully rendered compilation of new contributions of scholarship on Saramago, and a small amount of previously unpublished material by Saramago (see "Selected Additional Publications by Saramago" above). Most of the content is in Portuguese, with articles in English, Spanish, and French.

      Complementing the scholarship and writing of Saramago, are specially created artwork and poetry, reproductions of personal photographs, as well as facsimiles of related ephemeral materials, such as part of an issue of Vertice in which a story Saramago wrote was published (appearing between p. 116 and p. 117) with a folded original typed manuscript sheet tucked into the "issue". Also of note is a diary/scrapbook (inserted between p. 472 and p. 473) by Pilar del Rio (a Spanish journalist and Saramago’s wife) of the period of time between the announcement of the Saramago being named the 1998 Nobel Laureate for Literature in October 1998 through Saramago's trip to Sweden to receive the Nobel Prize in December 1998.

  • Preto-Rodas, Richard A. "Jose Saramago: Art for reason's sake." World Literature Today 73, no. 1 (Winter 1999): 11-18.
    Langson Library Call Number: Z 1007 .B717
  • Arnaut, Ana Paula. "The subversion of history in 'Memorial do Convento'." Portuguese Studies 15 (1999): 182-193.
  • Berrini, Beatriz, ed. José Saramago : Uma Homenagem. São Paulo, Brasil: EDUC, 1999.
  • Cerdeira da Silva, Teresa Cristina. "The aura of history in historical fiction." Portuguese Studies 14 (1998): 205-214.
  • Frier, David G. "'In the Beginning Was the Word': Text and Meaning in Two Dramas by José Saramago." Portuguese Studies 14 (1998): 215-226.
  • Preto-Rodas, Richard A. Review of Todos os Nomes by José Saramago. World Literature Today 72, no. 4 (Fall 1998):817-818.
    Langson Library Call Number: Z 1007 .B717
  • Saramago, José. "The Art of Fiction CLV: Conversation with 1998 Nobel Prize for Literature Laureate Jose Saramago." Interview by Donzelino Barroso. Paris Review, no. 149 (Winter 1998): 54-73.
    Langson Library Call Number: PN 6014 .P37
  • Arias, Juan. José Saramago: El Amor Posible. Barcelona : Planeta, 1998.
  • Berrini, Beatriz. Ler Saramago : O Romance. Lisboa: Caminho, 1998.
  • Madruga, Maria da Conceição. A Paixão segundo José Saramago : A Paixão do Verbo e o Verbo da Paixão. Porto: Campo das Letras; Profedições, 1998.
  • Reis, Carlos António Alves dos. Diálogos com José Saramago. Lisboa: Caminho, 1998.
  • Preto-Rodas, Richard A. Review of Cadernos de Lancarote: Diario, v. 3 by José Saramago. World Literature Today 71, no. 1 (Winter 1997): 133.
    Langson Library Call Number: Z 1007 .B717
  • Costa, Horácio. José Saramago: O Período Formativo. Lisboa: Caminho, 1997.
  • Forrest, Gene. "Dogma and the Dynamics of Power in Two Religious Dramas: 'A Segunda Vida de Francisco de Assis' and 'In Nomine Dei'." Romance Quarterly, 43, no. 2 (Spring 1996): 109-117.
    Langson Library Call Number: P 1 .K4
  • Baptista-Bastos. José Saramago : Aproximação a um Retrato. Lisboa: Sociedade Portuguesa de Autores; Publicações Dom Quixote, 1996.
  • Preto-Rodas, Richard A. Review of Ensaio Sobre A Cegueira by José Saramago. World Literature Today 70, no. 2 (Spring 1996): 385-386.
    Langson Library Call Number: Z 1007 .B717
  • Sapega, Ellen W. "Aspectos do Romance Pos-Revolucionário Português: O Papel da Memória na Construção de um Novo Sujeito Nacional." Luso-Brazilian Review 32, no. 1 (Summer 1995): 31-40.
  • Kaufman, Helena. "Evangelical Truths: José Saramago on the Life of Christ." Revista Hispanica Moderna 47, no. 2 (December 1994): 449-58.
    Langson Library Call Number: PQ 6001 .R47
  • Pontiero, Giovanni. "José Saramago: An Introduction." Bulletin Of Hispanic Studies, 71, no. 1 (January 1994): 115-117.
    Langson Library Call Number: PC 4001 .B8
  • Frier, David. "Ascent and Consent: Hierarchy And Popular Emancipation in the Novels of José Saramago." Bulletin Of Hispanic Studies 71, no.1 (January 1994): 125-138.
    Langson Library Call Number: PC 4001 .B8
  • Pontiero, Giovanni. "José Saramago and O Ano Da Morte De Ricardo Reis: The Making of a Masterpiece." Bulletin Of Hispanic Studies 71, no. 1 (January 1994): 139-148.
    Langson Library Call Number: PC 4001 .B8
  • Gobbi, Marcia V. Zamboni. "A (Outra) História do Cerco de Lisboa: (Des)Arranjos entre Fato e Ficção." Revista de Letras 34 (1994): 73-90.
    Langson Library Call Number: AP 63 .R6
  • Martins, Adriana Alves de Paula. História e Ficção: Um Diálogo. Lisboa: Fim de Século, 1994.
  • Forrest, Gene Steven. "The Dialectics of History in Two Dramas of Jose Saramago." Hispanofila 36, no. 1 (September 1992): 59-68.
    Langson Library Call Number: PQ 6001 .H55
  • Preto-Rodas, Richard A. Review of O Evangelho Segundo Jesus Cristo by José Saramago. World Literature Today 66, no. 4 (Autumn 1992): 697.
    Langson Library Call Number: Z 1007 .B717
  • Venâncio, Fernando. Review of O Evangelho Segundo Jesus Cristo by José Saramago. Colóquio / Letras, no. 125 (July-December 1992): 289-290.
    Langson Library Call Number: NX 7 .C62
  • Felipe, Nuria and Carmen F. Recuero. "El Evangelio Segun José Saramago." Quimera: Revista de Literatura 111 (1992): 60-63.
    Langson Library Call Number: PN 778 .Q55
  • Pontiero, Giovanni. "The Apotheosis of Blimunda: An Opera by Azio Corghi Based on Saramago's Memorial do Convento." In Hispanic Studies in Honour of Geoffrey Ribbans, ed. Ann L. Mackenzie and Dorothy S. Severin, 335-43. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1992.
  • Kaufman, Helena. "A Metaficçao Historiográfica de José Saramago." Colóquio / Letras 120 (April-June 1991): 124-36.
    Langson Library Call Number: NX 7 .C62
  • Silva, Teresa Cristina Cerdeira da. "José Saramago: A Ficçao Reinventa a História." Colóquio / Letras 120 (April-June 1991): 174-78.
    Langson Library Call Number: NX 7 .C62
  • Pereira, Paulo. "Inquisição: Entre História e Ficção na Narrativa Portuguesa." Colóquio / Letras 120 (April-June 1991): 117-23.
    Langson Library Call Number: NX 7 .C62
  • Silva, Teresa Cristina Cerdeira da. "O Memorial do Convento e a Repressao da Utopia." In Toward Socio-Criticism: Selected Proceedings of the Conference "Luso-Brazilian Literatures, a Socio-Critical Approach", ed. Roberto Reis, 115-24. Tempe : Center for Latin American Studies, Arizona State University, 1991.
  • Sapega, Ellen W. "O Romance Pos-Revolucionário Português: Propostas de uma Nova Construção do Sujeito Nacional." Revista da Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas 5 (1990-1991): 221-33.
  • Daniel, Mary L. "Ebb and Flow: Place as Pretext in the Novels of José Saramago." Luso-Brazilian Review 27, no. 2 (Winter 1990): 25-39.
    Langson Library Call Number: DP 501 .L77
  • Arenas, Fernando. "Intertextos 'Onde o Mar Acaba': O Ano da Morte de Ricardo Reis de José Saramago." Lucero: A Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies 1 (1990): 33-47.
  • Filho, Odil Jose de Oliveira. "Saramago e a Ficçao Latino-Americana." Revista de Letras 30 (1990): 141-52.
    Langson Library Call Number: AP 63 .R6
  • Preto-Rodas, Richard A. Review of Historia do Cerco de Lisboa by José Saramago. World Literature Today 64, no. 1 (Winter 1990): 84.
    Langson Library Call Number: Z 1007 .B717
  • Seixo, Maria Alzira. "História Do Cerco De Lisboa ou a Respiração da Sombra." Colóquio / Letras, no. 109 (May-June 1989): 33-40.
  • Costa, Horacio. "Sobre a Pós-Modernidade em Portugal. Saramago Revisita Pessoa." Colóquio / Letras, no. 109 (May-June 1989): 41-48.
  • Alfaya, Javier. "Breve Excursion al Universo de José Saramago." Revista de Occidente 95 (April 1989): 134-139.
    Langson Library Call Number: AP 60 .R43
  • Silva, Teresa Cristina Cerdeira da. José Saramago entre a História e a Ficção: Uma Saga de Portugueses. Lisbon : Dom Quixote, 1989.
  • Saramago, José. "Interview with José Saramago." Interview by Giovanni Pontiero. PN Review 16, no. 4 (1989): 38-42.
    Langson Library Call Number: PN 1010 .P47
  • Rouanet, Maria-Helena. "Em Pedaços de Encaixar: Leitura de Memorial do Convento de José Saramago." Colóquio / Letras, no. 101 (January-February 1988): 55-63.
    Langson Library Call Number: NX 7 .C62
  • Preto-Rodas, Richard A. "A View of Eighteenth-Century Portugal: José Saramago's Memorial do Convento." World Literature Today 61, no. 1 (Winter 1987): 27-31.
  • Seixo, Maria Alzira. O Essencial sobre José Saramago. Lisboa: Imprenta Nacional, 1987 .
  • Reis, Carlos. "Memorial do Convento: Ou, A Emergência da Historia." Revista Crítica de Ciências Sociais, no. 18-20 (1986): 91-103
  • Campelo, Juril do Nascimento. "A Ficção da Ficção em O Ano da Morte de Ricardo Reis." Revista Letras 34 (1985): 39-43.
  • Rebelo, Luis de Sousa. "José Saramago: O Ano da Morte de Ricardo Reis." Colóquio / Letras, no. 88 (November 1985): 144-148.
    Langson Library Call Number: NX 7 .C62

Selected Newspaper Reviews

New York Times Book Review

    Langson Library Location: Filed with the New York Times in the Current Periodicals Room

    • Irwin, Robert. Review of All the Names [Todos os Nomes. English]. 15 October 2000, p. 8.
    • Miller, Andrew. Review of Blindness [Ensaio Sobre a Cegueira. English]. 4 October 1998, p. 8.
    • White, Edmund. Review of The History of the Siege of Lisbon [História del Cerco de Lisboa. English]. 13 July 1997, p. 11
    • Pontiero, Giovanni. Review of Baltasar and Blimunda [Memorial do Convento. English].
      1 November 1987, p. 7.

    Times Literary Supplement

      Langson Library Call Number: AP 4 .T45

      • Duguid, P. Review of All the Names [Todos os Nomes. English]. 15 October 1999, p. 26.
      • Kerrigan, Michael. Review of Blindness [Ensaio Sobre a Cegueira. English]. 19 December 1997, p. 20.
      • Rebelo, Luis de Sousa. Review of Diario Cadernos de Lanzarote: Diario, vol. 4. 17 October 1997, p. 40.
      • Keates, Jonathan. Review of The History Of The Siege Of Lisbon [História del Cerco de Lisboa. English]. 28 June 1996, p. 24.
      • Gledson, John. Review of The Stone Raft [A Jangada de Pedra. English]. 23 December 1994, p. 20.
      • Tahourdin, Adrian. Review of Manual Of Painting And Calligraphy [Manual de Pintura e Caligrafia. English]. 15 April 1994, p. 22.
      • Steiner, G. Review of The Year Of The Death Of Ricardo Reis [O Ano da Morto de Ricardo Reis. English]. 3 December 1993, p. 10.
      • Butt, John. Review of The Gospel According To Jesus Christ [O Evagelho Segundo Jesus Cristo. English]. 22 October 1993, p. 22.
      • Josipovici, Gabriel. Review of The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis [O Ano da Morte de Ricardo Reis. English]. 11 September 1992, p. 4.

    Los Angeles Times Book Review

      Langson Library Location: Filed with the Los Angeles Times in the Current Periodicals Room

      • Eder, Richard. Review of Baltasar and Blimunda [Memorial do Convento. English] 13 November 1987, p. 3.
      • Eder, Richard. Review of The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis [O Ano da Morte de Ricardo Reis. English]. 30 December 1990, p. 3.
      • Eder, Richard. Review of The Stone Raft [A Jangada de Pedra. English]. 28 May 1995, p. 3, 11.
      • Eder, Richard. Review of History of the Siege of Lisbon [História do Cerco de Lisboa.English]. 25 May 1997, p. 2.

    Related Web-sites

      http://www.nobel.se/literature/laureates/1998/
      Official web site of the Nobel Foundation containing information about José Saramago as the 1998 Nobel laureate in Literature. The site contains an autobiographical article by Saramago, a brief bio-bibliography, as well as the transcript of Saramago’s Nobel lecture (available in Portuguese, English, and Swedish), photos of the ceremony, and links to other related sites. All content available in English.

      http://www.citi.pt/cultura/literatura/romance/saramago/corpo.html
      This thorough web site is part of the larger "Temas da Cultura" effort. All of the content is in Portuguese, and includes links to a bibliography of his works (click on "Bibliografia") and to collected information related to his receipt of the 1998 Nobel Prize for Literature (click on "Prémio Nobel da Literatura"). In the Bibliography, there are links to information about each of his works. Less obvious on the start page are the links to worthwhile information about Saramago and his works. In the introductory paragraph on the site’s start page, click on "José Saramago" to find a chronology of his life and work. To find a lengthy list of references to related articles, click on "Sónia Rodrigues" on the start page of the site.

      http://www.liv-arcoiris.pt/bienal98/Bibliografia/paginas/saramago.html
      This web site, supported by the Ministério da Cultura of Portugal, and the Instituto Português do Livro e da Leitura, contains many pages of information about José Saramago and his work. All content is in Portuguese.

      http://www.publico.pt/saramago/destaque-x01.htm
      This web site provides access to articles published in Público dating back to 1996. All content is in Portuguese.

      http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/saramago.htm
      This brief website is in English, and provides a short overview and introduction to Saramago and his work.

      http://www.caleida.pt/saramago/
      In Portuguese with information about Saramago and his works.

 

Back to Fellows Top of Page