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caaverna He will not, like Marta, call them rejects, for to do so would be to drive them from the world for which they had been born, to deny them as his own work and thus condemn them to a final, definitive orphanhood. Throughout the novel, we can only think in the world of Kafka.

I have rediscovered this particular style, the author describing his characters and situations as seen from above, bringing with a humor of second degree commentary, suggesting that the characters lead their own existence while specifying that it control at the very end they become like an all-powerful god.

He was a member of the Portuguese Communist Party. The most egregious promulgator of this technique is easily Tom Robbins, who never uses two or three descriptors when a dozen will do. To view it, click here.

Want to Read saving…. Patience not decisiveness is required for delicacy to emerge. The business collapses; the son gets his job and they all move into dreamland. It may be possible, however, that the robberies are staged to simply give The Center a reasonable motive to send in the troops and further build a sense of security and fear.

Immenso come sempre, nei contenuti, negli approfondimenti degli stati d’animo, nelle caratterizzazioni delle situazioni. His flowing prose with continuous dialogues that sweep along uninterrupted lines of text—in which only a Capital letter signals the alternation of voices–; with the periodic authorial guidance that always strips out the unequivocal from trapping conventions; with his shrewd meditations on the nature of language and of creativity; with a much milder and sweeter presence of the humour to which he has accustomed us with other works; and with his inimitable candour and current of tenderness, makes the rowing and reading an exercise in healing serenity.


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Trivia About The Cave. Anyway This is an amazing book. The reading of some novels feels like streaming down a fast river, with the story pushing your slim canoe along the waters.

Poor in material things, but certainly not in spirit. You can take whatever you choose from the allegorical message but for myself it was a myriad of things. Saramago approaches his story as if it were a living thing independent from himself, being both the narrator delivering the story, but also an observer and participant much like the reader themselves.

Spare and pensive, The Cave follows the fortunes of an aging potter, Cipriano Algor, beginning with his weekly delivery of plates to the Center, a high-walled, windowless shopping complex, residential community, and nerve center that dominates the region. Open Preview See a Problem? I wanted to help him fill that hollow and wonder what it would look like when we were dead and gone, and I wanted to be there, holding his hand when he entered the Cave, to see what he saw, and know what he knew.

Human wordiness is the bridge of relationship, even when, perhaps especially when, words are withheld. View all 19 comments. Margaret Jull Costa Translator. Here we meet Cipriano Algor, a humble potter supplying the Center with his plates and mugs and water jugs.

Jan 20, Chloe rated it liked it Shelves: Words may only take meaning in the way they interplay with one another, but it is through a careful consideration of words that we are able to deduce a fountain of wealth that flows through the author. Words used indelicately, even unintentionally, can hurt. One day, the Center, literally sarzmago center of commerce in the story, cancels its order for Cipriano’s pottery, leaving the elderly potter’s future in doubt. More and more I find authors using long lists as a way of describing something, as if an extensive vocabulary can hide someone’s lack of a point.


Saramago is absolutely the greatest author I have ever read. So why did Harcourt, Inc. They stop accepting his pots and he goes there to find out.

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And the book only hase pages. View all 35 comments.

The Cave is a novel about exploring language and Form, not plot, and if you are patient there is an immense wealth of ideas to ponder and mull cavefna that more than justify the caerna. By arranging saramagi together into the magic of literature, we are able to point towards a deeper understanding and dig up the buried treasure of substantial meaning. View all 6 comments. It is so horrific and shocking that the son-in-law quits his job and they all decide to leave the Center and start over somewhere else.

How could I NOT give it 5 stars? A short time after they have all moved to an apartment in the Center, new construction uncovers an archaeological site in a cave. I love this author. They can distort what is real, especially by crudely mendacious mis-naming.