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Caín - José Saramago
Caín
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If in The Gospel According to Jesus Christ, Jose Saramago presented us with his vision of the New Testament, in Cain he comes back to the first books of the Bible. An unorthodox itinerary takes him to decadent cities and stables, palaces of tyrants and battlefields, led by the hand of the central... show more
If in The Gospel According to Jesus Christ, Jose Saramago presented us with his vision of the New Testament, in Cain he comes back to the first books of the Bible. An unorthodox itinerary takes him to decadent cities and stables, palaces of tyrants and battlefields, led by the hand of the central characters of the Old Testament, with the music and refined humor that are the hallmark of his work. Cain clearly demonstrates the modern and surprising aspects of Saramago s prose: the ability to weave a completely new tale out of a story we all know. An ironic and satirical journey where the reader is present at a secular and in a way, involuntary battle between the creator and his creature. Spanish Description: Que diablo de Dios es este que, para enaltecer a Abel, desprecia a Cain. Si en El Evangelio segun Jesucristo Jose Saramago nos dio su vision del Nuevo Testamento, en Cain regresa a los primeros libros de la Biblia. En un itinerario heterodoxo, recorre ciudades decadentes y establos, palacios de tiranos y campos de batalla de la mano de los principales protagonistas del Antiguo Testamento, imprimiendole la musica y el humor refinado que caracterizan su obra. Cain pone de manifiesto lo que hay de moderno y sorprendente en la prosa de Saramago: la capacidad de hacer nueva una historia que se conoce de principio a fin. Un ironico y mordaz recorrido en el que el lector asiste a una guerra secular, y en cierto modo, involuntaria, entre el creador y su criatura.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9786071103161 (6071103169)
Publisher: Alfaguara
Pages no: 189
Edition language: Spanish
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The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it
2.5 I didn't need it pointed out to see it
So, Saramago goes trolling through the old testament.I really liked "The Gospel according to Jesus Christ", and have read some very interesting takes on the Cain and Abel story (like Unamuno's Abel Sanchez), but I didn't much care for this one. After the first quarter, I had trouble staying engaged,...
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2.0 Review of Cain by Jose Saramago
This is the latest in a string of books I have read that I have not really enjoyed. Saramago was an atheist in real life, and this book is a "reimagining" of some of the stories of the Old Testament with the title character Cain being the center of novel. While I appreciated some of the cynicism a...
Peregrinations
Peregrinations rated it
This book is not for everyone. If you can't handle anything that criticizes the religious tenets expressed in the Bible, then this book is not for you. This is my first outing with Nobel Prize winner Jose Saramago. I don't know much about him or his work but, based on what I just read, I would lik...
Gatta ci cova
Gatta ci cova rated it
5.0 Caino
È colpa di un dio collerico e crudele, compiaciuto del ricco dono di Abele e contrariato da quello più modesto, ma offerto con amore, di Caino, se la mano si leva contro il fratello. È quindi dio, responsabile dell’azione fratricida di Caino. Compiuto il delitto, Caino, subirà un castigo malvagio. G...
sologdin
sologdin rated it
Nutshell: nearly posthumous old testament tomfoolery by Nobel Prize winner.Biblical satire, strangely not more effective overall than [b:God the Ultimate Autobiography|893726|God The Ultimate Autobiography|Jeremy Pascall|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1329642961s/893726.jpg|878951], cov...
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