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<p><strong>A unique journey into the personal and political world of the Nobel laureate and author of <em>Blindness</em>.</strong></p>Thought-provoking and lyrical, <em>The Notebook</em> records the last year in the life of José Saramago. In these pages, beginning on the eve of the 2008 US presidential election, he evokes life in his beloved city of Lisbon, revisits conversations with friends, and meditates on his favorite authors. Precise observations and moments of arresting significance are rendered with pointillist detail and together demonstrate an acute understanding of our times. Characteristically critical and uncompromising, Saramago dissects the financial crisis, deplores Israel’s punishment of Gaza, and reflects on the rise of Barack Obama. <em>The Notebook</em> is a unique journey into the personal and political world of one of the greatest writers of our time.