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And how much of the unsaid is communicated very effectively indeed through what is said. It would be like insulting your own loving grandfather for his bedtime stories, which you know please him to tell as much as they please you to hear. Photo of Lisbon from independent. Open Preview See a Problem? This novel occasionally dips dangerously close to oversentimentality and often feels a uneven, yet chastising it beyond mere mention seems malicious.

Again a beautiful text from Saramago. So, Saeamago have a complaint. Before long, the mysterious sound of digging can be heard beneath the Center, and what the family discovers will change their lives forever.

Despite the growing tumor of consumerism and authoritarianism, The Cave offers a bright beacon of hope.

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. I love this author. Even power is seen as only assumed and created, keeping people submissive through emotions of fear and hopelessness. More and more I find authors using long lists as a way of describing something, as if an extensive vocabulary can hide someone’s lack of a point.

It may be possible, however, that the robberies are staged to simply give The Center a reasonable motive to send in the troops and further build a sense of security and saramqgo. In the mouths of those who want to dominate us, they of course can be devastating, perhaps lethal.


Human beings go the step beyond and, at their best, respond delicately to delicacy with remarkable finesse. A foundation with his name was established in ; its main daramago are cultural promotion, particularly of Portuguese literature and authors.

The truck had not been burned cavwrna 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.

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! The Cave is an exploration of how much we can trust words. We never know what the Center really is, who these people are, who govern.

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The business collapses; the son gets his job and they all move into dreamland. I wanted to ride beside him in the van ve he delivere Ok, This is Saramago. Around the Center are rings of slums, industrial factories and factory farms in greenhouses. A character can be full of contradictions, but [it is ] never incoherent They can cause unnecessary anxiety, even when they are meaningless, or especially when they are meaningless jargon. View all 9 comments. Saramago sets this story in a dystopia hose it is not far off in the future — we almost live in it now!

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.


An old man, a widower and a potter, lives in the far outskirts, a traditional rural village beyond the Center and its rings.

La Caverna (the Cave)

Dogs have only a limited repertoire in responding to delicacy, however; mainly they just remain attentive to it. What binds the book together is Saramago’s lifelong concern about words. His books are the voice of existence, flowing and unscarred by the borders of ego, asking us to seek freedom and happiness in collective equality and cooperation instead of a competition where those who have assert their dominance through force and fear.

Quotes from The Cave. The Cave is a novel about exploring language and Form, not plot, and if you are patient there is an immense wealth of ideas to ponder and mull over that more than justify the effort. By arranging words together into the magic of literature, we are able to point towards a deeper understanding and dig up the buried treasure of substantial meaning.

You have a copy of Gray’s Anatomy sitting next to you and you really want your reader to understand the depths of the brain. You can imagine what the old man thinks of this — his life was his work and his identity. Saramagp all 6 comments. He needs to describe the minutiae of each person’s wardrobe and coloring!

Here we meet Cipriano Algor, a humble potter supplying the Center with his plates and mugs and water jugs. The old potter struggles to make a living. Published October 15th by Mariner Joss first published