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The Small Memories

The Small Memories
2006

My goal was always to recover, rebuild, reconstitute the child I was. Essentially, it seems to me, adolescences are all alike. Only childhoods are unique. Anyway, my book can be understood as payment of a debt. I think I owe that child everything I am. she was my architect

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The Small Memories

2014 (1st edition at Porto Editora; 4th edition)


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As Pequenas Memórias is a book of memories covering the period between the four and fifteen years of José Saramago's life: «I wanted readers to know where the man I am came from»