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Not just delicacy in written description, but how we as human beings are delicate in our use of words with each other in everyday life. I can certainly see why folks would think so. But unlike the corpses which represent us chained against the wall of the bottom of a cave, the figurines are the symbol of the new man, free in this sense, that they were taken out of the oven, image of the cave, exposed outside and the rain process the sludge and the sun dust, returning to their natural origin in an endless cycle of creation.

I wanted to ride beside him in the van as he delivered his wares to the Center. So really, it comes down to two things. The truck had not been burned by the people in the shacks, but by the police themselves, it was just an excuse to bring the army…he had suddenly seen what the world was like, how there are many lies and no truths, well, there must be some out there, but they are continually changing, and not only does a possible truth give us insufficient time to consider its merits, we also have to check first that this possible truth is not, in fact, a probable lie.

We never know what the Center really is, who these people are, who govern. For with its simple story and during the measured drift in a simple boat there are inviting echoes from Biblical times that will make you lift the oars and ponder.


Which is a good reason for making a dog cqverna of The Cave’s central characters. It takes time to sweep in and collect what is said with what is unsaid. It finally wiggled its So, I have a complaint. The book is creeps forward at a very leisurely pace, content to build its themes in authorial asides and intense investigations of mundane actions, which made it easy to set aside whereas other Saramago novels were impossible for me to put down once I’d been hooked.

He was a member of the Portuguese Communist Party.

Nov 02, Jim Fonseca rated it it was amazing Laa This is an amazing book. View all 14 comments. An old man who makes clay pots? No one can walk away from this book wit Beware: May 09, s.

View all 17 comments. Now retired, he wanders aimlessly around Disneyland all day. 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.

The ominous sight of those chimneys vomiting out columns of smoke makde him wonder josd one of safamago hideous factories would be producing those hideous plastic lies, cunningly fashioned to look like earthenware. To ask other readers questions about The Caveplease sign up.

Around the Center are rings of slums, industrial factories and factory farms in gree Saramago sets this story in a dystopia but it is not far off in the future — we almost live in it now!

For with its simple story and szramago the measured drift in a simple b The reading of some novels feels like streaming down a fast river, with the story pushing your slim canoe along the waters. The unfolding of the plot as it presents and avoids the obstacles provides the seductive excitement. Delicacy is far too delicate for crude philosophical dialectic.


Delicacy demands a sort of spiritual stance: Saramago is a lover of saramao, and the heart of the marvelous allegorical clockwork of this novel is his examination of words and their relation to the world around us. Dec 01, Ivan jjose it it was amazing Shelves: Dr all 19 comments. The only other significant character in the story is a widow in the village. Occasionally they are waylaid by bandits but because this is a Portuguese dystopia, the police kind of let it happen without much ado.

The Cave by José Saramago

Over the next week, he and his grown daughter Marta grieve for their lost craft, but they gradually open their eyes to the strange bounty of their new condition: Saramago has a way of pulling you into his stories and making you a part of what he is writing. What’s the Name o Cipriano Algor, the potter, has relations only with officials, subordinates, sub-chiefs.

I greatly enjoy his authorial interjections, a tactic that often bothers me with other authors but seems completely endearing with Saramago. In real relationships delicacy doesn’t depend on conflict but on appreciation cvaerna the holding of conflict in suspension. It was published in Portuguese in and in English in How so much unsaid in fact goes into making the words that are said.

La Caverna (the Cave)

You can imagine what the old man thinks of this — his life was his work and his identity. They can distort what is real, especially by crudely mendacious mis-naming. Or rather, it is what we do with words that makes us human: Ok, This is Saramago.

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