Las intermitencias de la muerte
In a country whose name is not mentioned, something never before seen since the beginning of time happens: death decides to stop its unflagging track and people stop dying. From that moment on, the destiny of human kind will be to live eternally. A short period of euphoria is followed by despair... show more
In a country whose name is not mentioned, something never before seen since the beginning of time happens: death decides to stop its unflagging track and people stop dying. From that moment on, the destiny of human kind will be to live eternally. A short period of euphoria is followed by despair and chaos. People search for ways to trick death into killing; the elderly are seen with the hatred reserved only for that which we cannot alter. Nobel Prize winner (1998) Jose Saramago offers a literary narrative that centers on human perplexity when faced with one of the unavoidable realities of our existence --death.
Publish date: March 1st 2013
Publisher: Punto de Lectura
Pages no: 251
Edition language: Spanish
, European Literature
, Book Club
, Magical Realism
, Nobel Prize
, Portuguese Literature
Al día siguiente no murió nadie. In his novels, Saramago often liked to explore the deep-reaching consequences of having a single brick removed from the foundation of society, and watching everything come down. In this case, it's death. At the start of the book, we're told that the citizens of a...
https://msarki.tumblr.com/post/156528723823/death-with-interruptions-by-jos%C3%A9-saramagoDeath With Interruptions fails in its embellished and sentimental concept of love conquering death. A silly book, at first look, ripe with satire and unflattering looks into religion and laws of the state. A p...
bookshelves: published-1999, translation, shortstory-shortstories-novellas, nobel-laureate, portugal, paper-read, lit-richer, autumn-2015, halloween-2015, philosophy, absurdist, existentialism Read from September 28 to October 10, 2015 Description: On the first day of the new year, no one dies....
Edit Marzo 2015Todavía sigo acordandome de lo excelente que es este libro... sobre todo entre tanta cosa mala/regular que vengo leyendo XD EDIT: 4/11/2014Aprobéeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!! En diciembre empiezo el desafío Saramago que me propuse: cinco libro a leer antes de marzo!FELICIDAD!!!!!! Lluvia de...
that was a damned good idea for a dystopian book that i haven't seen anywhere so far: death stops coming. what do you do?panic, for sure. thinking about what would happen in real life if this really was the case, i realized that i didn't need to. saramago writes a very weird prose, but he's extremel...