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“Strictly speaking, we do not make decisions, decisions make us.”

In my humble (so very humble) opinion, José Saramago is one of the best authors I have ever read. 980 more words


Now reading: Nobel Lectures: from the Literature Laureates, 1986 to 2006

Nobel Lectures: from the Literature Laureates, 1986 to 2006

For anyone even remotely interested in writing or reading, this book is a gem. The acceptance lectures from 21 of the most esteemed writers of the 20th century are as diverse as the backgrounds and influences of the writers themselves. 177 more words

The journey is never over. Only travellers come to an end. But even then they can prolong their voyage in their memories, in recollections, in stories.

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Creative Writing - Exercise 2 - the past 24 hours

I am confused about keeping a learning log.  For this part of the course the guidelines suggest keeping a private writing diary, but as my aim as a writer is to communicate with others, I find this contradictory.   591 more words


a thought about the stockpiling of sleep

A doctor friend of mine believes that he’s able to stockpile quantities of sleep. He undertakes the exercise, sleeping for days at a time even when he has to force his eyes shut, so that he will able to call on these reserves and work unimpaired for stretches of up to 36 hours at a time. 624 more words

Magical Realism

"Carta a minha avó Josefa"

Avó é um vídeo que foi realizado no âmbito da disciplina de Oficina Multimédia cujo o objetivo era trabalhar com Som. No meu projeto o tema abordado é a velhice tendo por base a “A carta a minha avó Josefa” de José Saramago. 28 more words


Ah, José, que saudade de vc!

Ontem, numa esperada ida ao hospital, li numa sentada o primeiro livro que baixei no Kindle (ao qual farei comentários abaixo): “Alabardas, alabardas, espingardas, espingardas”, de José Saramago. 432 more words