Jose Saramago

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Some Things Are Too Over the Top Even for Playboy

Portugal edition depicts Jesus with naked women

(Newser) - Playboy has terminated the publisher of its Portugal edition over a photo shoot depicting a Christ-like figure cavorting with naked women. The layout, intended to be an homage to Nobel prize-winning author Jose Saramago's book The Gospel According To Jesus Christ, went too far even for the folks at Playboy,... More »

Novelist Jose Saramago Dead at 87

Was first Portuguese-language winner of Nobel Literature prize

(Newser) - Jose Saramago, the author of Blindness who became the first Portuguese-language winner of the Nobel Literature prize, has died at 87, his publisher said today, adding that the author's health had worsened after a recent illness. Saramago was an outspoken man who antagonized many, and saw his popularity at home... More »

Death Takes a Holiday in Saramago's Latest

Author of Blindness deals with death in new novel

(Newser) - The premise of Jose Saramago’s Death With Interruptions seems a bit cutesy at first, with a Buffy-esque Grim Reaper deciding to take some time off her job, writes Shannon McBeen in Radar. But as Saramago explores the ramifications of universal immortality, he manages to transform “the admittedly weak... More »

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