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Saramago sets this caverja in a dystopia but it is not far off in the future — we almost live in it now! The way Saramago paints his characters leads you in two directions. At the end, we see that we must strive for the real instead imitation despite that the latter seems to be the easier way.

For clay it was and clay it will be. Saramago makes visible the nonsense of contemporary ad-speak: You can take whatever you choose from the allegorical message but for myself it was a myriad of things. Delicacy demands a sort of spiritual stance: Saramago has a way of pulling you into his stories and making you a part of what he is writing. I greatly enjoy re authorial interjections, a tactic that often bothers me with other authors but seems completely endearing with Saramago.

One day, the Center, literally the center of commerce in the story, cancels its order for Cipriano’s pottery, leaving the elderly potter’s future in doubt. Cipriano Algor, the potter, has relations only with officials, subordinates, sub-chiefs. The business collapses; the son gets his job and they all move into dreamland.

Though my money is still on Gabriel Garcia Marquez. And out of this writing he has moulded his characters as representative bonecos or figurine-dolls in clay–without forgetting their dog, the appropriately found Achado — that will behave like projections of ideas and help you notice that your boat can be easily managed and that you can make it take you where you want to go. Again a beautiful text from Saramago.


They can distort what is real, especially by crudely mendacious mis-naming. Just about as far as we can Making Words Visible A love story for the elderly? Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. View all 13 comments. They stop accepting his pots and he goes there to find out.

This is the 5th novel I have read of his, and I was really quite impressed with it. View all 38 comments. Many of the novels shortcomings are easily glossed over because cavwrna reader is so captivated by his soothing narrative voice.

The Cave by José Saramago

Delicacy is far se delicate for crude philosophical dialectic. In real relationships delicacy doesn’t depend on conflict but on appreciation and the holding of conflict in suspension. Saramago is considered by many to be the Earth’s greatest living writer.

Of all his novels, this one shines as the most endearing as the way he presents the Algor family can be best described as a tender caress of words.

An old man who makes clay pots? It is not a weak novel, but one simply best suited for those that already hold the wise Saramago as dear in their hearts. View all 17 comments. The Center offers safety from the dangers of rural life, making a large show of the way they fight back against the shantytowns that rob trucks en route to The Center. 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.

Nov 02, Jim Fonseca rated it it was amazing Shelves: View all 9 comments. Want to Read saving…. Just about as far as we can throw them.

Saramago creates a parallel between the chained bodies found at the bottom of the cave under the Center and the clay figurines made by Cipriano and his daughter.


Making Words Visible Saramagi love story for the elderly? You are right, the secret of the bee, Not exist, but we know jsoe. At this Saramago is an undisputed master. Which is a good reason for making a dog one of The Cave’s central characters.

La Caverna (the Cave)

Trivia About The Cave. They can cause unnecessary anxiety, caverrna when they are meaningless, or especially when they are meaningless jargon. The most egregious promulgator of this technique is cavverna Tom Robbins, who never uses two or three descriptors when a dozen will do. Through this novel, I read a denunciation of our consumer society, a society of the futile jsoe the superficial, governed by the merchants, creating useless and mortal needs. I wanted to ride beside him in the van as he delivere Ok, This is Saramago.

While language is shown as another replica of Forms, it d through language that the mind can find a haven—language is the bridge through which we can glimpse true reality and meaning. Moving and heartfelt, yet slow and ponderous, Saramago brilliantly examines the way we trade the authentic for cheap imitation and begs us to not to be bound to the floor of a cave by consumerism and a willful submission aaramago authority, but to be daring enough to step out from the cave and great the bright sun of our existence with open arms, an open mind, and goodwill towards all of mankind.

I know that Jose Saramago was not trying to write a mystery. No one can walk away from this book wit Beware: They would perceive the shadows as reality and give names to them, when in fact they were just reproductions of the true reality.

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