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Well, this is what happens in this book. I hope it improves one way or the other. So I’m listening to this book: View all 9 comments. My wife is fluent in Portuguese so she’s going to read Blindness in its native language while I read an English I’ve heard good things about Saramago.

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I Love reading Saramago. It needs a whole new genre to itself, fantasy philosophy perhaps.

Religion has lost its reason and its greatest reward, resurrection. The dream of immortality has always fascinated humanity.

People lose jobs no more jobs for undertakers or gravediggers, and so many others that depended on it. He ends the book saying everything without saying anything. What a disaster oa a world is made in the first pages.

Las intermitencias de la muerte by José Saramago

As in many of his other works, Saramago largely eschews traditional forms of grammar and punctuation. It may have been due in part that I devoured most of it while seated upon the sun soaked banks of a river this past July, but this short little work really struck me.


I am not talking about the chaotic way he technically writes but about his overall style. Very entertaining but try as I might I am just not a fan of Saramago’s muette. I came to steal your heart. It is even somewhat comical as it shows the ridiculousness of our species when we fear it one moment, but potentially long for it the moment it no longer plagues us.

Josd I’ve heard good things about Saramago. The day is normal, nothing seems out of place… except people are not dying anymore.

This is my 5th book by him and probably the one that I have liked the least. View all 5 comments. There are many important themes addressed in this book. Despite it’s focus of death and all, asramago isn’t quite as heavy as most of his novels and will make you laugh at the dark abyss of death as most of this novel is actually darkly hum Out of the intermotencias dozen Saramago novels I have read, this is actually my favorite.

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And his gentle irony accepts the fact that we all lie by inevitable omission every time we utter a sound. There are no characters, or barely, it is all situations.

Should be interesting to share what we glean from it. Please try again later. Ma quali sono le conseguenze della scomparsa della morte? Overall I still liked it, but it could have been better. La caverna Spanish Edition. He knows how politicians and academics and policemen and peasants talk and what they mean when they talk, which is often the opposite of what they say.


What makes this work is that he does not expect you to suspend disbelief. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

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Share your thoughts with other customers. Unexpectedly human, one would think. Death, I learned, is far more fascinating as a person than a concept. As a note of caution, Saramago has a unique style that tends to turn people away and this slightly bothers me.

It isn’t uninteresting but it isn’t gripping or enjoyable either. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. This is an exercise in conjecture, not realism. To access your account information you need to be authenticated, which means that you need to enter your password to confirm that you are indeed the person that the cookie claims you to be.

The book is actually divided in three phases. How hard can life get if she, the only with the power to kill when it pleases her, decides she likes humans more than her original form? Josw book is filled with wisdom about death, life, our tendencies as laa creatures.

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