Lisbon: paperwork reveal Saramago’s ‘troubles’ with regime – Life-style


(ANSA) – LISBON, 02 AGO – An exhibition devoted to the author José Saramago (1922-2010) was inaugurated on Tuesday, August 2 on the Lisbon State Archives. The occasion is one in every of a collection of initiatives that can culminate in November, which have marked all of 2022, the centenary of the delivery of the Portuguese novelist. Saramago gained the 1998 Nobel Prize for literature.

A prerogative of this exhibition is to disclose to the general public beforehand unknown paperwork from the State Archives on the life and work of the novelist and political activist, focusing specifically on the years throughout which he was “below remark” by the authorities – in the course of the regime first by António Oliveira Salazar and later by Marcelo Caetano.

The paperwork embody a number of recordsdata on him opened by the political police, the PIDE/DGS, a letter to his daughter Violante, imprisoned in 1973 for celebrating Might 1, and papers referring to the founding of a weekly known as O Diabo, or the satan, which additionally evokes the title of the exhibition: “José Saramago and a few paperwork of the Satan”. The exhibition will stay open to the general public till September 6. (ANSA).

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