Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies (PLCS) is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed online journal that publishes original research related to the literatures and cultures of the diverse communities of the Portuguese-speaking world from a broad range of academic, critical and theoretical approaches.
Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies 6
Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies 6
On Saramago
Guest editor: Anna Klobucka

Tagus Press at UMass Dartmouth

2001 . 336 pp. 6 x 9"
Literary Fiction / Poetry / Portugal

$24.95 Paperback, 978-1-933227-04-7

Table of Contents of On Saramago

  • Introduction: Saramago’s World – Anna Klobucka
  • Presentation of José Saramago. Ceremony to Confer Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa upon José Saramago. October 22,1999, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth – George Monteiro
  • Address at the Honoris Causa Ceremony, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth – José Saramago


  • Saramago’s Construction of Fictional Characters: From Terra do Pecado to Baltasar and Blimunda – Horácio Costa
  • José Saramago’s Historical Fiction – Adriana Alves de Paula Martins
  • On the Labyrinth of Text, or, Writing as the Site of Memory – Teresa Cristina Cerdeira da Silva
  • Righting Wrongs, Re-Writing Meaning and Reclaiming the City in Saramago’s Blindness and All the Names – David Frier
  • Saramago, Cognitive Estrangement, and Original Sin? – Kenneth Krabbenhoft
  • “The One With the Beard Is God, the Other Is the Devil” – Harold Bloom
  • Journey to the Iberian God: Antonio Machado Revisited by Saramago – Orlando Grossegesse
  • “Once but no longer the prow of Europe”: National Identity and Portuguese Destiny in José Saramago’s The Stone Raft – Mark J. Sabine
  • The Edge of Darkness, or Why Saramago Never Wrote about the Colonial War in Africa – Maria Alzira
  • “Cruising Gender in the Eighties (from Levantado do Chão to The History of the Siege of Lisbon)” – Ana Paula Ferreira
  • The Bureaucratic Tale of the Harbor Master and the Collector of Customs – José Saramago


  • José Saramago: 0 Ano de 1998. Colóquio/Letras 151/152 (Janeiro-Junho1999) – Onésimo Teotónio Almeida
  • Carlos Reis. Diálogos com José Saramago. Lisboa: Caminho, 1998. – Mark J. Sabine
  • Maria Alzira Seixo. Lugares da ficção em José Saramago. Lisboa: Imprensa Nacional-Casa da Moeda, 1999. – Ana Sofia Ganho
  • Beatriz Berrini. Ler Saramago: o romance. Lisboa: Caminho, 1998. – José Ornelas
  • Bibliography of José Saramago – Anna Klobucka


  • Antero de Quental. A Poesia na Actualidade. Introduction by Joaquim-Francisco Coelho. Vila do Conde: Centro de Estudos Anterianos, 1999. – George Monteiro
  • Shit, Shrimps, and Shifting Sobriquets: Iracema and the Lesson in Lost Authority – Phillip Rothwell
  • Violent Games: Towards an Historical Understanding of the Portuguese Bullfight – Rita Costa Gomes



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