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Aug 21, Vanessa J. This page ds last edited on 21 Novemberat The novel centers around death as both a phenomenon, and as an anthropomorphized character. It flows surprisingly well.

There are many important themes addressed in this book. Namely, just because you live forever doesn’t mean you don’t suffer bodily harm. Listening to this book I hope is going to give the nugget of genius story-telling that I love Saramago for.


Medias this blog was made to lw people to easily download or read PDF files. Death is a woman, a beautiful woman, who takes interest upon a lone mortal who evades her scythe.

I am on page 70, does this book get any better, integmitencias does it keep going saraamago in this vein? The book, based in an unnamed, landlocked country at a point in the unspecified past, opens with the end of death. 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.

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 murrte emotional or needlessly sentimental. What would that represent? See all 3 questions about Las intermitencias de la muerte…. Although originally intending merely to analyze this man and discover why he is unique, death eventually becomes infatuated with him, enough so that she takes on intermtencias form to meet him.


What a disaster of a world is made in the first pages. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Well, you always have to be careful what you wish for. My wife is fluent in Portuguese so she’s going to read Blindness in its native language while I read an English translation on my Kindle.

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Now I want to continue his works with reading Seeingwhich is the sequel to Blindnessanother fantastic book I also recommend wholeheartedly. In the second section of the novel, Saramago zooms in and shows this event on a small scale; his major focus is on death herself and how she relates to the world. Trivia About Death with Interr This joy is short-lived — it soon becomes apparent that the end intermitenicas death presents unique demographic and financial challenges.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Medias this blog was made to help people to easily download or read PDF files. It’s all delivered in the voice that is both dry interkitencias witty, detached yet flourishing, both mocking and serious. He knows how politicians and academics and policemen and peasants talk and what they mean when they talk, which is often the opposite of what they say. Immortality is not eternal youth, and ultimately what we 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.

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. One of my favourite random holiday days.

And why do I have those pesky tears glistening in the corners of my eyes? He goes on to explain how this also practically ruins the economy and brings 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.


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The day is normal, nothing seems out of place… except people are not dying anymore. 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.

View all 18 comments. 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. Many of his sentences are written in a style almost akin to stream of consciousness.

Las intermitencias de la muerte

You can guess what some of his messages were. One must admit that the prospects are not just gloomy, they’re terrible, catastrophic, more dangerous by far than anything even the wildest saaramago could dream up.

It makes us feel like going 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. What is there to fear then? Dde one writes quite like Saramago.

However, in an effort to kill more kindly, death will now send inttermitencias letter to those about to perish, giving them a week to prepare for their end. Lists with This Book. Initially I found this rather tedious. But death has more plans. Update 2 This book is unique.

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