This collection contains the papers of Dr Giovanni Pontiero, relating specifically to José Saramago. The collection contains numerous newspaper and journal articles relating to various book reviews and items about Saramago himself. Added to the above, there are copies of the translation work being undertaken by Dr Pontiero including hand written notes with annotations as well as typewritten versions and proof copies. Also included are Dr Pontiero's lecture notes relating to José Saramago and reviews by Dr Pontiero relating to the various books written by Saramago. The books referred to in the collection are: Maual de Pintura e Caligrafia, 1976 (Manual of Painting and Calligraphy), Memorial do convento, 1982 (Baltasar and Blimunda), O ano da morte de Ricardo Reis, 1984 (The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis), A jangada de pedra, 1986 (The Stone Raft), Histrria do Cerco de Lisboa, 1989 (The History of the Siege of Lisbon), O Evangelho segundo Jesus Cristo, 1991 (The Gospel According to Jesus Christ), Blindness, 1995.
This collecton is a valuable research resource for those interested in the writings of José Saramago and interpretations of his works by his translator.