More Saramago

Some time ago I had occasion to celebrate Jose Saramago’s novel, The Cave. I just came across an interesting interview with Saramago, where I learned he wrote a novel entitled The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis. Reis is one of Pessoa’s alter egos.

Excerpt:

But the truth is that we all have to die. To continue living, we have to die. That’s the story of humanity — generation after generation — that we are going to die. There’s nothing dramatic about death except that one loses one’s life. In the world, in a planet that has 6 billion inhabitants, it’s just one moment and it’s over.

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Curious about the ways humans use their minds and hearts to distract themselves from the meaninglessness of life.
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One Response to More Saramago

  1. Esther says:

    I highly recommend reading Jose Saramago’s “The Gospel According to Jesus Christ” if you have not yet had the opportunity to do so; it is thought-provoking, insightful, as well as being beautifully written.

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