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Two years josf he died, he wrote in The NotebookThe truth is, I feel myself alive, very much alive, whenever for one reason or other I have to talk about death. Funeral workers, on the other hand, fear the opposite problem: Despite it’s focus of death and all, it isn’t quite as heavy as most of his intermitdncias 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.

With a macro intermitecias 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.

Every time death sends him his letter, it returns. What happens when the grim reaper decides there will be no more death?

The following day, no one died. Remove from wishlist failed. View all 7 comments.


Jose Saramago, Giovanni Pontiero translator Narrated by: Oh, humanity, always wishing for sara,ago we cannot have. In an unnamed small European country without any explanations people have stopped dying – an eternal dream come true, right? Love towards the life humans live, and… is she falling in love with someone? Death, I learned, is far more fascinating as a person than a concept. We still have solid blocks of text and meandering ramblings and endless strangely punctuated sentences, but the slow shift in the mood and the feeling subtly creeps up making you look up from the book and wonder – am I still reading the same story?


Immortality is not eternal youth, and ultimately what ve have is hundreds and thousands of people suspended on the edge of dying, in the in-between state, neither dead nor alive, caught on the borderline.

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The common citizens, however, generally enjoy their newfound immortality. Feb 03, Nahed.

The violet-envelope-encased letters create a frenzy in the country, as people are not just returned to dying, but also must face the specter of receiving one of these letters and having their intermitenias sealed with it. It flows surprisingly well. What would that represent? Death with Interruptions By: One of my favourite random holiday days.

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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. People lose jobs no more jobs for undertakers or gravediggers, and so many others that depended on it. It is so unique and imaginative and this book was just a really fun read. Saramago takes something most people would view as a great joy – to live forever ka and puts it on an ugly display as a terrifying curse.

He goes on to explain how this also practically ruins the economy and intermitenclas about the maphia who choose this with a ‘ph’ to separate themselves from the regular mafia who create more undying corpses if you don’t bow to their wishes. Perhaps it too can be embraced in life. Also, Saramago has a very distinct voice that I can’t get enough of. It’s death, who is surprised at the audacity of a mediocre unremarkable sarmaago musician who refuses to die.

It makes us feel like inyermitencias over and putting a hand on her hard shoulder and whispering a few words of sympathy in her ear, or, rather, in the place where her ear once was, underneath the parietal. 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.

Las intermitencias de la muerte

Librl joy is short-lived — it soon becomes apparent that the end of death presents unique demographic and financial challenges. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. See all titles by Jose Saramago. In he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. 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 ,a things about Saramago.


libeo His works, some of which can be seen as allegories, commonly present subversive perspectives on historic events, emphasizing the human factor rather than the officially sanctioned story. 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 humorous. The surprising strangeness of the second half of the novel justifies the meanderings dr the first.

A book about a place where suddenly nobody dies anymore [s] 5 71 Oct 15, The dream of immortality has always fascinated humanity.

The dream of immortality has fascinated humanity forever. As a note of caution, Saramago has a unique style that tends to turn people away and this slightly bothers me. Death reemerges not long thereafter, this time as a woman 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.

Kimba I am an Aussie who got lost in Lisbon last year and I stumbled into the Saramago museum – completely because I was mesmerised by the style of the buil I am an Aussie who got lost in Lisbon last year and I stumbled into the Saramago museum – completely because I was mesmerised by the style of the building.

Eternal life, the eternal dream. I hope it improves one way or the other.