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The Catholic Church feels threatened by this new turn of events, as the end of death would call into question one of the fundamental foundations of their dogma: Give it a try.

As his literature Nobel Prize attests, he knows how to write. Because the guy who wrote this book has received a Nobel Prize in literature for a reason. This is an exercise in conjecture, not realism. What else can we want now, once the threat of unavoidable demise has been removed seemingly forever, once the unstoppable Grim R The dream of immortality has always fascinated humanity.

Las intermitencias de la muerte

It is so unique and imaginative and this book was just a really fun read. View all 25 comments. As in many of his other works, Saramago largely eschews traditional forms of grammar intermitenckas punctuation. The industry develops so quickly that the government itself becomes beholden to the maphioso, even bringing it to the brink saarmago war with its neighbors. Check out the mufrte books of the year on our page Best Books of Saramago allows himself to follow a line of thought to its logical conclusion, even if that conclusion is absurd to the point of ridiculousness.

In an unnamed small European country without any explanations people have stopped dying – an eternal dream come true, right? What would that represent? However, in an effort to kill more kindly, death will now send a letter to those about to perish, giving them a week to prepare for their ,as. Ad una prima parte, dunque, prettamente sarcastica e che tende a distruggere, ne segue una seconda maggiormente grottesca che porta a termine una trasformazione.


There are so many surprising turns, so many dark corners of human experience that are uncovered in this free exploration, that are not acknowledged by any other writer. In fact Saramago wrote this book in at a time when his own health was poor; he was eighty-three and suffering from leukaemia and there was a point around then when his own death was interrupted: It’s all delivered in the voice that is both dry and witty, detached yet flourishing, both mocking and serious.


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People search for ways to trick death into killing; the elderly are seen with the hatred reserved only for that which we cannot alter. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions Should be interesting to share what we glean from it.

Intermitfncias the Name o To some degree maybe the parts, the consonantiaas Aquinas would have put it, are better than the integritasor the whole.

She decides to play even more with people, and she wants to have more fun. As a rather imaginative story dealing with a very familiar yet unwelcome theme, it manages to paint death in a fair and, ironically, impersonal light without being emotional or needlessly sentimental.

He is poking around, trying jkse kick up a worthy subject from under the dust, and it is clear sarxmago this haphazard approach that he really has no idea of the direction the novel will take. Religion has lost its reason and its greatest reward, resurrection.

Also, Saramago has a very distinct voice that I can’t get enough of. Open Preview See a Problem? We almost expect to see intermitendias grin on her face and the illustrator has kindly left her features blank so that joes can fill in that smirk for ourselves. There are no characters, or barely, it is all situations. View all 70 comments. View all 18 comments. As a note of caution, Saramago has a unique style that tends to turn people away and this slightly bothers me.


No, his style does not change.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. The writing gets a little to get used to. The New York Times.

Saramago begins Death at Intervals with very broad strokes. Jason I’ve heard good things about Saramago. Knjiga mjeseca – Lsa i njeni hirovi 21 83 Jul 17, Death discovers that, without reason, this man has mistakenly not been killed.

I love the cover of this book, the cartoon woman in black, paused on the doorstep of someone’s life, her symbolic scythe held aloft. I won’t lqs into the plot and spoil what happens in case you have not yet read this, but I never thought I’d read a book about Death as a main character and describe it as ‘cute’ and like it for that.

Las Intermitencias de la Muerte

Saramago knows what most of us know but don’t know how to say. Do you want to know what the real consequences of an hypothetical eternal life are? Ingermitencias industry develops saraago quickly that the government itself becomes beholden to the maphioso, even bringing it to the brink of war with its neighbors.

Though the traditional sources for guidance on things like life and death endeavor to discover why people have stopped dying, religious authorities, philosophers integmitencias scholars alike can find no answers.

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