The writer Jose Luis Peixoto is one of the most valued voices of contemporary Portuguese literature. His last novel, book, tells the stage of lusa emigration. Peixoto presents his new work in the midst of a violent and tender, rural world that ends in the Carnation Revolution. Poet, Narrator and dramatist, Jose Luis Peixoto, is one of the most valued voices of contemporary Portuguese literature. Now his latest novel, book, retrieves the episode of lusa emigration, in the midst of a rural world, violent and tender, that ends in the Carnation Revolution.
A historic time that Peixoto (Galveis, 1974, a village in Alentejo) has not experienced but which, as he explains in an interview, always lived as an absence. I was born in September of 74, the year of the revolution and, like many of my generation, we have lost a history that has influenced us and that defines us, but we are not experiencing it, it ensures a perfect Castilian this degree in modern languages (English and German). Influenced by Lobo Antunes and Saramago Peixoto collaborates in the magazine Visao, alternating his column with Lobo Antunes, one of the writers Ed along with Jose Saramago. Both Saramago as Lobo Antunes have influenced Peixoto, Jose Saramago literary award for his novel no one watching us and calamus for cemetery of pianos, award title with which achieved international fame with more than 14 translations. Saramago was very important for me, I met him nine years and everything you meant your positioning is Basic for us. He was an example to build what I want to be as a person, adds this writer with the ear drilled by the piercing and for which the literature is not a science but a form of knowledge. One has to live. And the task of a writer is to teach others that it is equal to everyone, which is not a character, but that has to be clear that when you publish something it is a gift to the world; and if one believes in the world, has to give the best that has and believe much in This is. Peixoto remembers a lesson he learned from Saramago was of the conviction of believing.