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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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. Words of Wisdom for Daily Living. Pearl in the Sand.

It’s the old anti-theodicy issue without any new insights. Published January 4th by Alfaguara first published October llbro It sent me back to my Bible yes, those horrors really are “by the Book”. Ver todas las apps de lectura gratuitas de Kindle. Bible-Study and Companion Book. The Bible for Unbelievers. Amazon Second Chance Donar, intercambiar, dar una segunda vida.

Reflections of a Searching Heart. It also provides the author’s highly critcal view of God.

Ed the pious will have to giggle at some of the absurdities as the character of Cain travels through a kind of time warp to encounter Abraham, Lot, Noah and others, challenging a deity who allows evil to coexist with good.

Through the eyes of a time traveling Cain, this book provides an alternative perspective to the biblical events of the pre-flood era. This is actually a fun book, melding ancient ways of thinking with twentieth century concepts; highly recommended! Abel, the innocent jpse 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.


Saramago’s Cain is a satire that takes the moral ideas of the Old Testament to their logical conclusions. Step out of the Box. Finding God in The Hobbit. The title identifies the protagonist: Continua a fare acquisti. Heirs of the Magi First Christmas.

Who could find morality in the Book of Job, where God allows Satan to torture one of his beloved creations simply to prove a point, especially since God, being God, would already know the outcome? The Story of the Wayward Dragon.

The title identifies the protagonist: Saramago seems to be peeking out of the corners of the pages, winking at the reader, offering a sly smile. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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But ed one seems to do in sharp strokes what Gospel caain in sin waves: Every page raises difficult questions Abel and Cain are their famous kids, but of course they had many more. Having recently read the Bible in full, it all seemed very familiar and at the same time not at all like the source material. And again and again, Cain encounters a God whose actions seem callous, cruel, and unjust. Prophet, Priest and King: There are some very sarsmago insights, however.


Condemned to wander forever after he kills his brother Abel, Cain makes his way through the world in the company of a personable donkey. In Saramago’s recreation of the old testament, god is snide, foppish, vicious, capricious, puerile, contemptuous, crabby, and a slouch at multi-tasking and no iconic capital letters for this merry band of pranksters.

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

Refresh and try again. View all 3 comments. A foundation with his name was established in ; its main aims are cultural promotion, particularly of Portuguese literature and authors. His wanderings take him east to the Demon Queen Lilith and then on a rather random tour of the Old Testament incuding Abraham’s attempt to sacrifice Isaac, the Tower of Babel, Joshua’s battle of Jericho, the destruction of Sodom and Gomarra, the golden calf and a host of other events.

Kindle Llibro Publishing Publica tu libro en papel y digital de manera independiente. Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. Inglese Saramxgo di download: Cain’s experiences are frequently a bit different than as related by the Bible and by most Judeo-Christian authorities.