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Lanzarote II notebooks

Lanzarote II notebooks

Writing a diary is like looking into a trusting mirror, trained to transform simple good looks into beauty or, in the worst case, to make the utmost ugliness bearable. Nobody writes a diary to say who they are. In other words, a diary is a novel with a single character. In other words, and final, the central question always raised by this type of writing is, I believe, that of sincerity.




Lanzarote II notebooks

2016 (1st edition at Porto Editora; 3rd edition)


The calligraphy on the cover is by the designer and plastic artist José Santa-Bárbara.

A year later, the author continues the challenge. Day after day, Saramago does not hide details. Participation in colloquiums in Aveiro, Viseu, Faro and Coimbra. Literature always, sometimes even, hand in hand with politics.