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View all 7 comments. Initially I found this rather tedious.

Saramago takes something most people would view as a great joy – to live forever – and puts it on an ugly display as a terrifying curse. And the strangest love story begins, having nudged the meandering weary satirical narration out of the way.

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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. The common citizens, however, generally enjoy their newfound immortality. View all 19 comments. Ijtermitencias Peste Somewhere around the middle it was boring, but then, when death becomes the main character, it became one of my favourite books.

And why can’t I stop myself from sighing and quietly saying, “Aww E’ buio pesto in questo mondo cattivo ma Saramago trova una porticina ed un piccolo spiraglio di luce s’intravede. To ask other readers questions about Las intermitencias de la muerteplease sign up.

Funeral workers, on the other hand, fear the opposite problem: 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 dw 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.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Mysteriously, at the stroke of midnight of January 1, no one in the country can die any more. Should be interesting to share what we glean from it.

Saramago knows what most of us know but don’t know how to say. Knjiga mjeseca – Smrt i njeni hirovi 21 83 Jul 17, The incapacitated are brought over the borders of the country, where they instantly die, as death has not ceased working elsewhere. But nothing is for free on this earth of ours, and very soon the exultation starts to die down.

Life itself has quickly become the burden – oh how the tables have turned! Return to Book Page. In fact Saramago wrote this book in at a time when his own health was poor; he was eighty-three and suffering from leukaemia and there was a point around then when his own death was interrupted: View all 11 comments.


There are snippets, conversations, which surprised me with sly intelligence and wry wit. However, I must say, death yes, without capital d is a fantastic character. 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 mueerte. The dream of immortality has fascinated humanity forever.

Now I want to continue his works with reading Seeingwhich is the sequel to Blindnessanother fantastic book I also recommend wholeheartedly. Where there are nonsensical contradictions, he is the first to point them out and laugh along with you.

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Las intermitencias de la muerte

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.

Although originally intending saramaggo to analyze this man and discover why he is unique, death eventually becomes infatuated with him, enough so intermitwncias she takes on human form to meet him. It is even somewhat comical as it shows the ridiculousness of our species when we fear it one moment, but potentially long for it the moment it no longer plagues us. Eternal life, the eternal dream.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. However, in an effort to kill more kindly, death intermitdncias now send inttermitencias letter to those about to perish, giving them a week to prepare for their end. This book is filled with wisdom about death, life, saranago tendencies as mortal creatures. Though the traditional sources for guidance on things like life and death endeavor to discover inetrmitencias people have stopped dying, religious authorities, philosophers integmitencias scholars alike can find no answers.

People lose jobs no more jobs for undertakers or gravediggers, and so many others that depended on it.

What would that represent? What if no one died?