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One of my favourite random holiday days. A light switch features in the centre of the illustration as if she might jokingly dim the lights while she fulfills her task. So starts a conflict in which people start to freak out and mueerte the problem that is no more deaths. View all 25 comments.

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The book, based in an unnamed, landlocked country at a point in the unspecified past, opens with the end of death. How hard can life get if she, the only with the power to kill when it pleases her, decides she josse humans more than her original form?

Do you want to live forever? Listening to this book I hope is going to give the nugget of genius story-telling that I love Saramago for. Funeral workers, on the other hand, fear the opposite problem: The novel centers around death as both a phenomenon, and as an anthropomorphized character. Saramago’s death character was fascinating and different than any traditional image of death speaking of tradition death, muerhe is a funny bit where the government saramag all the traditional images of death and uses technology to see what these skull images would look like with a human face and he actually manages to make death a likeable, empathizable character.


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A book about a place where suddenly nobody dies anymore [s]. What a disaster of a world is made in the first pages. 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. Ended up having a very moving experience surrounded by his things, and had a fantastic conversation with the bookseller on the top floor of the building – which is where i bought my copy of this book.

Return to Book Page. PS 2 – Manca una stellina all’ en plein. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. The day is normal, nothing seems out of place… except people are not dying anymore. Religion has lost its reason and its saranago reward, resurrection. He speaks directly to you as a reader and he talks at his characters infermitencias a josf fatherly, loving fashion that lets you see how proud he is of his own creations.

Saramago was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in Kntermitencias else can we want now, once the threat of unavoidable demise has been removed seemingly forever, once the unstoppable Grim Reaper seems to have retired?

Saramago once again does the impossible and all I can say is that after the last page you can’t help but say “aww”.

Many of his sentences are written in a style almost akin to stream of consciousness. He knows how politicians and academics and policemen and peasants talk and what they mean when they talk, which is often lass opposite of what they say. Every time death sends him his letter, it returns. Life itself has quickly become the burden – oh how the tables have turned!

Perhaps it too can be embraced in life. Transient cookies are kept in RAM and are deleted either when you close all your browser windows, or when you reboot your computer.


And so I stand by my 5-star rating from a year agoand begin a desperate xaramago for more Saramago books. Saramago’s house in Lanzarote is also open to the public. There are no characters, or barely, it is all situations. 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 fate sealed with it.

Trivia About Death with Interr Read it if you enjoy something that will leave you with much more than with saramaog you started before opening one of his books. However, I must say, death yes, without capital d is a fantastic character.

View all 11 comments. Dec 30, Out of the half dozen Saramago novels I have read, this is actually my favorite. This joy is short-lived — it soon becomes apparent that the end of death presents unique demographic and financial challenges.

Las intermitencias de la muerte

Well, this is what happens in this book. 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.

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. What would that represent? She decides to play even more with people, and she wants to have more fun. The first part of the novel is more or less Saramago’s imagination exploring all sides of his idea.