This week sees the U.S. release of Jose Saramago’s blog-turned-book, The Notebook.
It’s published by Verso, and had already garnered some coverage.
A number of reflections on art and literature, along with some travelogue pieces, interleave the bulletins of “news that burns”. While these entries are more meditative and subtle, they generally echo, rather than muffle, the strident political commentary. The Notebook will doubtless disappoint Saramago fans who regard him as a sort of Portuguese Borges – aloof, erudite, aesthetic. It will be welcomed, however, by readers who see an intimate (although not necessarily . . . continue reading, and add your comments