Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Translated from the Portuguese by Amanda Hopkinson and Nick Caistor. The author wanted a book unlike others that are somewhat travel guides. In a country he loves dearly, Saramago brings Portugal to life scouring the country with the eyes and ears of an observer fascinated by the ancient myths and history of his people.The author also examines the country in its current period of rapid transition and growth. Illustrated. New York, N.Y., Harcourt, Inc. 2001 1st English Ed., 452 Pgs., HB. Published at $ 24.95.