Jose Saramago in Brazilian cordel literature

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n this article, I aim to understand the cordel leaflet titled José Saramago: vida e morte (n.d.) by the Brazilian writer Medeiros Braga as literature and as political action. Based on Medeiros Braga’s ideas about the Portuguese writer, I propose an interpretation of socialism by both Saramago and the Brazilian author. I argue in favor of what Saramago said about himself: he did not see himself as a writer who was a communist, but as a communist who was a writer. At the same time, I show that the formula “writer who was a communist” fits Medeiros Braga.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-53
Number of pages20
JournalLuso-Brazilian Review
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2022


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