Two decades after Portuguese novelist and Nobel Laureate José Saramago shocked the religious Cain – José Saramago Libros similares. Si en El evangelio según Jesucristo José Saramago nos dio su visión del Nuevo Testamento, en Caín regresa a los primeros libros de la Biblia.

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A xaramago novel dealing with a big subject, that being the relationship between man and God — or more accurately western man and the Judeo-Christian God.

He also impugns a “cruel, jealous, and inhumane God who exists only in our heads. He really was scum, thus Cain, who could suffer his behavior no longer, ended up killing him. Early on, it was difficult to follow, but I quickly found myself actually enjoying it. Il nome visualizzato deve essere lungo almeno 2 caratteri. A foundation caun his name was established in ; its saramao aims are cultural promotion, particularly of Portuguese literature and authors.

Without spoiling the story, suffice it to say that Cain’s final adventure is very different from the Biblical version. Saramago’s Cain is not a big fan of the Lord. It’s the old anti-theodicy issue without any new insights.

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Although not his most superlative–by definition it is contained–it is still masterful, and had me laughing with glee at intervals. Early on, it was difficult to follow, but I quickly found myself actually enjoying it. There are some very funny insights, however. Through the eyes of a time traveling Cain, this book provides an alternative perspective to the biblical events of the pre-flood era.

Weed out all the boring parts of Genesis, feature all the greatest can, and place cain saramagk the ubiquitous character. Actually, cain even shows up at events that god is too distracted to attend and his angels are stuck in traffic?


And it is saraamgo disappointment that has created all his troubles. After killing his brother Abel, Cain must wander for ever. We sample the mind of both man and deity in the novel, and understand who stands on moral high ground, imperfect though that ethics may be. Finding God in The Hobbit.

Cain is present at the destruction of the Tower of Babel, at the worshipping of the Golden Calf, at the obliteration of Sodom and Gomorrah, etc. Written in the last years of Saramago’s life, Cain oibro tackles many of the moral and logical non sequiturs created by a wilful, authoritarain God, forming part of Saramago’s long argument with God and recalling his provocative novel The Gospel According to Jesus Christ.

Lists with This Book. Carrello Sarai trattato da vero VIP! But this one seems to do in sharp strokes what Gospel did in sin waves: He is a witness to and participant in the stories of Isaac fe Abraham, the destruction of uose Tower of Babel, Moses and the golden calf, the trials of Job.

The Tale of the Unknown Island. Pearl in the Sand. And again and again, Cain encounters a God whose actions seem callous, cruel, and unjust.

Cain: : José Saramago, Margaret Jull Costa: Libros en idiomas extranjeros

Book Depository Libros con entrega gratis en todo el mundo. Joee page raises difficult questions The translation was excellent, at no point in time did I realise it was written in another language! If you are a cynic, or just open minded, you will probably find it at least interesting if not actualy enjoyable.

We sample the mind of both man and deity in the novel, and understand who stands on moral high ground, imperfect though that ethics may be. The Father of Murder. It starts, as all such stories do – at the Beginning. But the story is entirely enjoyable, and difficult to guess what will happen next.


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All in all, this is an interesting take on a very old question, as well as a story that holds the reader’s interest. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Return to Book Page. With this rebellious murderer who, after all, is a man who seeks justice, we are offered to time-travel with him through that first Book of Everything. To see what your friends thought oibro this book, please sign up.

Building Christian Character Through the Hobbit: God is ineffable, say his disciples. Check out his Blindness for a novel of unsurpassed beauty, staggering tragedy, and stunning redemption. The History of the Siege of Lisbon. At the beginning it was not to the Word, but simply the creation of the world, since, as we read, libgo god made man forgot to give to him the gift of speech.

Cain: : Jose Saramago, Margaret Jull Costa: Libros en idiomas extranjeros

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According to Saramago the first saramwgo were less than perfect.

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