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Also, Saramago has a very distinct voice that I can’t get enough of. First released in in its original Portuguese, the novel was translated into English by Margaret Jull Costa in She announces, through a missive sent to the media, that her lx has ended, and people will begin dying again. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Every time death sends him his letter, it returns. Knjiga mjeseca – Smrt i njeni hirovi 21 83 Jul 17, Inntermitencias else can we want now, once the threat of satamago demise has been removed seemingly forever, once the unstoppable Grim Reaper seems to have retired?

View all 9 comments. Although originally intending saramaggo to analyze this man and discover why he is unique, death eventually becomes infatuated with him, enough so that she takes on human form to intermitenncias him. There are no characters, or barely, it is all situations. Dec 30, Religion has lost its reason and its greatest reward, resurrection. Ad una prima parte, dunque, kuerte sarcastica e che tende a distruggere, ne segue una seconda maggiormente grottesca che porta a termine una trasformazione.

Perhaps it will leave an aftertaste?

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. But nothing is for free on this earth of ours, and very soon the exultation starts to die down.

Las intermitencias de la muerte

And he is always amazing us: I hope it improves one way or the other. What would saramsgo represent? Death, I learned, is far more fascinating as a person than a concept. View all sraamago comments. To some degree maybe the parts, the consonantiaas Aquinas would have put it, are better than the integritasor the whole. A key focus of the book is how society relates to death in both of these forms, and likewise, how death relates to the people she is meant to kill.

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Who, after all, at some point in life, hasn’t asked why do we intermitnecias to die? Funeral workers, on the other hand, fear the opposite problem: 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. This page was last edited on 21 Novemberat The novel centers around death as both a phenomenon, and ds an anthropomorphized character. So starts a conflict in which people start to freak out and realise the muuerte that is no more deaths.

Intermitencoas released in in its original Portuguese, the novel was translated into English by Margaret Jull Costa in 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: View all 25 comments. He is poking around, trying to kick up a worthy subject from under the dust, and it is clear from this haphazard approach that he really has no idea of the direction the novel will take.

The dream of eternal life has founded religions that changed the shape of the world.

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. There are so many surprising turns, so many dark corners of human experience that are uncovered in this free exploration, intermitenciaz are not acknowledged by any other writer.

As it happened in Blindnessthe realism of it all is striking.


She announces, through a missive sent to the media, that her experiment has ended, and people will begin dying again. The book can be separated into two parts, the first part is a study of conceptual death or more accurately the loss thereof, and how it would affect the lives of the mortal beings suddenly deemed immortal.


I won’t go 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 intfrmitencias character and describe it as ‘cute’ and like it for that.

A perfect book cover for a satire about death. The novel centers around death as both a phenomenon, and as an anthropomorphized character. Eternal life, the eternal dream.

But what if it came true? The complete cessation of dying leads to a growing fear among healthcare workers that the system will collapse under its own weight: It needs a whole new genre to itself, fantasy philosophy perhaps. 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. It flows surprisingly well.

View all 11 comments. Now Intermitnecias want to continue his works with reading Seeingwhich is the sequel to Blindnessanother fantastic book I also recommend wholeheartedly.

I came to steal your heart. And so I stand by my 5-star rating from a year agoand begin a desperate hunt for more Saramago books. Ma quali sono le conseguenze della scomparsa della morte? Sep 24, s. Mysteriously, at the stroke of midnight of January 1, no one in the country can die any more. The book, based in an unnamed, landlocked country at a point in the unspecified past, opens with the end of death. The dream of immortality has always fascinated humanity.