Please forgive the absence of any relevance this post has with Muni, but one of my favorite living authors has passed out of that category today. Probably most well-known for his book “Blindness,” which I think was made into a movie at some point, Saramago was both unique and a natural extension of great Portuguese authors in the line of Pessoa. He will be missed.
Many of his books, such as “Blindness” and “All the Names” are wonderfully written and instantly accessible and engaging. But if I may be so bold to make a recommendation, brush up a bit on the life and poetry of Fernando Pessoa and then read “The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis” by Saramago. It will pleasantly loosen your grip on your sense of self.