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With a macro narrative that detailed events of a nameless monarchial country, more interested in industries than people, it offered an interesting enough chronicle anchored on the premise that death evaded all the inhabitants of a single country at the impetus of a new year. View all 4 comments. Start reading Las intermitencias de la muerte Spanish Edition on your Kindle in under a minute.

Debolsillo; Translation edition January 26, Language: And his gentle irony accepts the fact that we all lie by inevitable omission every time we utter a sound.

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It needs a whole new genre to itself, fantasy philosophy perhaps. Saramago takes something most people would view as a great joy – to live forever – and puts it on an ugly display as a terrifying curse.

Saramago once again does the impossible and all I can say is that after the last page you can’t help but say “aww”. No, his style does not change. The pa develops so ontermitencias that the government itself becomes beholden to the maphioso, even bringing it to the brink saarmago war with its neighbors. So starts a conflict in which people start to freak out and realise the problem that is no more deaths.

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There is no traditional plot for the first two thirds of the novel as Saramago displays his story with a broad shot that encompasses all facets of his deathless phenomenon.

The book ends, as it began, by stating that no one died the next joze.

I cherished Death with Interruptions from the first page. Jpse is so unique and imaginative and this book was just a really fun read. View all 44 comments.

Read it if you enjoy something that will leave you with much more than with what you started before opening one of his books. Death reemerges not long thereafter, this time as a saramagoo named death the lowercase name is used to signify the difference between the death who ends the life of people, and the Death who will end all of the Universe.

I Love reading Saramago. What makes this work is that he does not expect you untermitencias suspend disbelief. He tells of people with their guts spilled out somehow living on and other horrific conditions to a similar effect.

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. And because he decided to play around with this story, leaving us – or at least me – unable to resist its pull.

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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. 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: The first part of the novel is more or less Saramago’s imagination exploring all sides of his idea.

But death has more plans. The writing gets a little to get used to.


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However, I must say, death yes, without capital d is a fantastic character. Listening to this book I hope is going to give the nugget of genius story-telling that I love Saramago for. Every time death sends him his letter, it returns. Mysteriously, at the stroke of midnight of January 1, no one in the country can die any more. A key focus of the book is how society relates to death in both of these forms, and likewise, how death relates to the intermietncias she is meant to kill.

I hope it improves one way or the other. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. The only and true protagonist of this story is death itself or herself.

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The surprising strangeness of the second half of interrmitencias novel justifies the meanderings of the first. The characters themselves guide his writing, and they are allowed to roam unbounded within his imagination. Please try again later. What’s the Name o What is there to fear then?

Las intermitencias de la muerte by José Saramago

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Saramago was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in The book, based in an unnamed, landlocked country at a point in the unspecified past, opens with the end of death. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

What if it were true? But as it progressed death slowly gained, like it slurped away life from daramago gravely ailing elderly, qualities of a human being.