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José Saramago, from landless peasant to nobel prize

Portuguese author José Saramago was born in 1922 to a family of landless peasants. Over seventy years later, he would win the Nobel Prize in Literature. When asked about his primitive roots: ‘If my grandfather had been a rich landowner, and not an illiterate pig breeder, I wouldn’t be the man I am today.’

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