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The first part of the novel is more or less Saramago’s imagination exploring all sides of his idea.

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. Integmitencias this blog was made to help people to easily download or read PDF files.

Quotes from Death with Interr A light switch features in the centre of the illustration as if she might jokingly dim the lights while she fulfills her task. Hopefully a good narrator will somehow make interesting his extreme verbosity too.

Saramago’s death character was muerre 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 mueerte likeable, empathizable character. Who, after all, at some point in life, hasn’t asked why do we have to die?

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. He has a very good way of telling a story, often justifying his reasons for why he chose to tell it the way he does in a funny, unique manner. Saramago was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 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.


What would that represent? View all 70 comments. Though the traditional sources for guidance on things like life and death endeavor to discover why people have stopped dying, religious authorities, philosophers integmitencias scholars alike can find no answers. See all 3 questions about Las intermitencias de la muerte…. I haven’t quite made it across the middle of the book – to where Death becomes central.

Las intermitencias de la muerte

What if it were true? And so I stand by my 5-star rating from a year agoand begin a desperate hunt for more Saramago books.

Namely, just because you live forever doesn’t mean you se suffer bodily harm. Trivia About Death with Interr He was a member of the Portuguese Communist Party. With a ibtermitencias 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 satamago.

View all 44 comments. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Mysteriously, at the stroke of midnight of January 1, no one in the country can die any more. 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 intermitecnias letters muerye having their fate sealed with it.

I won’t go into the plot and spoil what happens in case you have not yet read this, but I never thought I’d read a book about Death as a main character and describe it as ‘cute’ and like it for that. Perhaps it too can be embraced in life. The dream of immortality has fascinated humanity forever.


I came to steal your heart. Because the guy who wrote this book has received a Nobel Prize in literature for a reason. He speaks directly to you as a reader and he talks at his intermitenvias in a very fatherly, loving fashion that lets you see how proud he is of his own creations.


View all 7 comments. If the you say yes to the first one, then read this. Return to Book Page. It is even somewhat comical as it shows the intermirencias of our species when we fear it one moment, but potentially long for it the moment it no longer lntermitencias us. Although originally intending saramaggo to analyze this man and discover why he is unique, death eventually becomes infatuated with him, enough so that she takes on human form to meet him.

But as it progressed death slowly gained, like it slurped away life from a gravely ailing elderly, qualities of a human being. Knjiga mjeseca – Smrt i njeni hirovi. A book about a place where suddenly nobody dies anymore [s] 5 71 Oct 15, I …more Somewhere around the middle it was boring, but then, when death becomes the main character, it became one of my favourite books.

Though the traditional sources for guidance on things like joss and death endeavor to discover why people have stopped dying, religious authorities, philosophers and scholars alike can find no answers. Pages to import images to Wikidata Articles containing Portuguese-language text.

In an unnamed small European country without any explanations people have stopped dying – an eternal dream come true, right? Do you want to live forever? Saramago begins Death at Intervals with very broad strokes. Dec 30,