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PS 2 – Manca una stellina all’ en plein. All the Names By: This page was last edited on 21 Novemberat The novel centers around death as both a phenomenon, and as an anthropomorphized character.

Are you an author? Funeral workers, on the other hand, fear the opposite problem: The dream of immortality has always fascinated humanity.

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With a macro narrative that detailed events of a nameless monarchial country, more interested in industries than people, it offered an interesting enough chronicle anchored on the premise that death evaded all the inhabitants of a single country at the impetus of a new year. A book about a place where suddenly nobody dies anymore [s]. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. A foundation with his name was established in ; its main aims are cultural promotion, particularly of Portuguese literature and authors.

He was a member of the Portuguese Communist Party. The paragraphs are very long too, therefore, people with short attention span have to be patient if they want to read this book. As a note of caution, Saramago has a unique style that tends to turn people away and this slightly bothers me.

Oh, humanity, always wishing for what we cannot have. But death has more plans. Saramago’s death character was fascinating and different than any traditional image of death speaking of tradition death, there is a funny bit where the government takes 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.


Ingermitencias industry develops so quickly that the government itself becomes beholden to the maphioso, even bringing it to the brink of war with its neighbors. 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. Open Preview See a Problem? I read and giggled all the way through the first 20 or so pages, sitting by the bay drinking crisp white wine that tasted a little like pineapple.

Then about two-thirds into the book, death suddenly takes another entity, sarammago a formerly conceptual standpoint we are gradually introduced to death personified. The novel centers around death as both a phenomenon, and as an anthropomorphized character. Saramago’s house in Lanzarote is also open to the public.

Intrrmitencias 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.

A city is hit by a sudden and strange epidemic of “white blindness” Saramago knows what most of us know but don’t know how to say. 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.

So starts a conflict in which people start to freak out and realise the problem that is no more deaths. I …more Somewhere around the middle it was boring, but then, when death becomes the main character, it became one of my favourite books. See all 3 questions about Las intermitencias de la muerte…. It’s deaththe female noun in so many languages, whose whim led to such perturbances in the function of the state and religion and philosophy.

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.


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. The incapacitated are brought over the borders of the country, where josee instantly die, as death has not ceased working elsewhere. View all 12 comments. Though the traditional sources for guidance on things like life and death endeavor to discover why people have stopped dying, religious authorities, philosophers and scholars alike can find no answers.

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It is all so smoothly done that we itermitencias only stand back and admire the perfect blend of what is said with the way it is said. To ask other readers questions about Las intermitencias de la muerteplease sign up. How hard can life get if she, the only with the power to kill when it pleases her, decides she likes humans more than her original form?

View all 44 comments. The last third of the novel flashed by me.

Death discovers that, without reason, this man has mistakenly not been killed. Saramago was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in Many of his sentences are written in a style almost akin to stream of consciousness.