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Las Intermitencias de la Muerte

,as To ask other readers questions about Las intermitencias de la muerteplease sign up. Slowly the country finds itself disoriented for what to do, immersed in a new confusion. And he is always amazing us: It makes us feel like going over intermitencas putting a hand on her hard shoulder llas whispering a few words of sympathy in her ear, or, rather, in the place where her ear once was, underneath the parietal.

Let’s connect Contact Details Facebook Twitter. 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. 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 intermiyencias.

View all 18 comments. The last third of the novel flashed by me. This book is filled with wisdom about death, life, our tendencies as mortal creatures. It is NOT difficult to read, give it a few pages and I promise you will grasp it. Religion has lost its reason and its greatest reward, resurrection. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Refresh and try again.

Book ratings by Goodreads. He speaks directly to you as a reader and he talks at his characters in a very fatherly, loving fashion that lets you see how proud he is of his own creations. This joy is short-lived — it soon becomes apparent that the end of death presents unique demographic and financial challenges.


Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. A activation email has dee sent to you. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Do you want to live forever? What if no one died? Despite it’s focus of death and all, it 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 half dozen Saramago novels I have read, this is actually my favorite.

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View all 14 comments. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The scope narrows suddenly and dramatically in the second half of the novel, as he latches onto the interimtencias, salient figure that this rummaging has found for him. As in many of his other works, Saramago largely eschews traditional forms of grammar and punctuation.

The novel centers around death as both a phenomenon, and as an anthropomorphized character. First released in in its original Portuguese, the novel was translated into English by Margaret Jull Costa in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Intrmitencias page was last edited on 21 Novemberat The novel centers around death as both a phenomenon, and as an anthropomorphized character.

He was a member of the Portuguese Communist Party. Mysteriously, at the stroke of midnight of January 1, no one in the country can die any more. Saramago once again does the impossible and all I can say is that after the last page you can’t help but say “aww”. Hopefully a good narrator will somehow make interesting his extreme verbosity too. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.


From that moment on, the destiny of human kind will be to live eternally. Retrieved 30 January Upon visiting him, she plans to personally give him the letter; instead, she falls in love with him, and, by doing so, she becomes even more human-like. 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: It’s all delivered in the voice that is both dry and witty, detached yet flourishing, both mocking and serious.

See all 3 questions about Las intermitencias de la muerte…. Lo stratagemma narrativo offre a Saramago l’occasione di dileggiare non solo le istituzioni statali ed intermigencias, ma gli atteggiamenti, le reazioni tipiche dell’uomo che tende a sfruttare a proprio vantaggi “Io non sono la Earamago, sono semplicemente morte”- SCIOPERO!!!! There is no traditional plot for the first oa thirds of the novel as Saramago displays his story with a broad shot that encompasses all facets of his deathless phenomenon.

Anyone with an imagination. You can guess what some of his messages xaramago. Who, after all, at some point in life, hasn’t sarzmago why do we have to die?

Jkse complete cessation of dying leads to a growing fear among healthcare workers that the system will collapse under its own itermitencias. But nothing is for free on this earth of ours, and very soon the exultation starts to die down. The following day, no one died.

Saramago knows what most of us know but don’t know how to say. Knjiga mjeseca – Smrt i njeni hirovi.