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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I enjoyed this book, even though Sarmago’s writing syle was quite unconventional. Cain and Saramago would have to enter into the insights of the Prophets and Wisdom portions of the Bible to gain and present a more honest conversation with God and readers.
Through the eyes of a time traveling Cain, this book provides an alternative perspective to the biblical events of the pre-flood era. And there lies the disappointment. Saramago’s Cain is a satire that takes the moral ideas of the Old Testament to their logical conclusions. If you are a cynic, or just open minded, you will probably find it at least interesting if not actualy enjoyable.
Cain: : JosÃ© Saramago, Margaret Jull Costa: Libros en idiomas extranjeros
Written in the last years of Saramago’s life, Cain wittily 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. Heirs of the Magi First Christmas. God does not come off particularly libdo in these exchanges, while Cain seems a sort of Prometheus, an advocate of humane behavior on the part of the divine.
God does not come off particularly well in these exchanges, while Cain seems a sort of Prometheus, an advocate of humane behavior on the part of the divine. Kose course, is our hero, a killer whom God cannot thoroughly punish, doomed to find himself outside Jericho or Sodom, where God’s wrath seems a little more self-serving rather than just. The killer of his own brother, he is shown as a man with guilt and conscious simultaneously.
Cain is a hero in this story; he runs into God numerous times in his life, and each time, he is reminded how lacking God is in moral judgement. As the story goes they set up home on the banks of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, where with the help of the animals that followed them to exile, they started working the land.
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Empieza a leer Cain English Edition en tu Kindle en menos de un minuto. Saramago, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature inwas an ardent atheist, who said that the Bible is a handbook of bad morals. I get Saramago’s genius.
Aggiungi al carrello Acquista ora Aggiungi alla lista desideri Rimuovi dalla Wishlist. Ver saramao las apps de lectura gratuitas de Kindle. Reflections of a Searching Heart. On the occasions, Cain condemns God’s behavior, in making the innocent suffer along with the guilty. Granted, there was jealousy in the deed for which he is known. View all 10 comments. Abel, the innocent one according to the official story, was in reality an infuriating character, somebody who found joy in provoking and insulting the others and who always thought that he was the leader of the pack.
Thirty Pieces Of Silver. Saramago left off with a precise little book.
Cain: : Jose Saramago, Margaret Jull Costa: Libros en idiomas extranjeros
View all 3 comments. Early on, it was difficult to follow, but I quickly found myself actually enjoying it. Open Preview See a Problem? The novel traces his wanderings, through the landscape temporal as well as physical of the Torah.
From the beginning, God appears on stage as the antagonist, or if you like, the Antichrist, to Cain, a simple farmer who only wants his liibro of crops to be as appreciated as Abel’s sacrifice of livestock. He was a member of the Portuguese Communist Party.
Il nome visualizzato deve essere lungo almeno 2 caratteri. The Girl on the Train. This one reminds me of “Memnoch the Devil” by Anne Rice indeed, her newer “Angel Time” also deals with “alternative presents”: The Dragon and the Butterfly.
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He also impugns a “cruel, jealous, and inhumane God who exists only in our heads. Hai segnalato con successo questa recensione. Paperbackpages.
He is there in time to save Abraham from sacrificing Isaac when God’s angel arrives late after a wing malfunction. Words of hope, joy and new beginnings.
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