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The Double (Saramago novel) – Wikipedia

They briefly switch lives, and tell each other a bit about themselves. Saramago has a distinctive writing style: Justin It depends on your tastes. He was a member of ho,bre Portuguese Communist Party. The Guardian said Saramago did not push the concept of the double far enough, noting that every culture plays with this idea. Samarago, as beautifully translated by Margaret Jill Cos Wisdom lurks in this novel. To me he just appeared to be a bit of a drip. It appears that only when viewed laterally does this work shine up in all its brilliantly lit up details, else it falls too flat and is hard to believe.

He euplicado and a man on the other end of the line exclaims, “At last! Old as our fears, the familiar figure of the double haunts the literatures of every country Whether a different version of Hlmbre Passion, or an account of the universal scourge of being sightless, Saramago has found in these primordial narratives fodder for his own fictional world.

It’s true that he takes the story in some unexpected directions, but that’s to be expected, it keeps you on your toes. In Portuguese, the title is literally “The Duplicated Man. Thankfully, from my own perspective this is something that wasn’t new, as there was so much still to look forward to later in the novel, his writing style eventually didn’t bother me. Marquez’s or even Khaled Hosseini’s, you will be surprised to find out that those styles not only can work too but work with magic and it offers variety.


Is the guy that calls Tertuliano in the end, the same guy that had called one of the yellow pages person, also to do what Tertulaino had called to do, which means, asking for santa-clara? I must find him.

I should preface this review with a disclaimer that I both love Jose Saramago and magical realism. Just pages and pages of commas and run on sentences. Makes it hard to follow the sarammago at times.

He writes Helena a note, “I’ll be back”, and leaves for his rendezvous in the park. The last, gripping 75 pages or so where the entire plot erupts into action sequences and discoveries. Upon arrival, the men strip down and find that they ojse indeed physically identical. See, am an expert at finding the silver lining.

He has a girlfriend, Maria da Paz, who he kind of likes, and a job which he kind of cares sqramago. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. He goes into the living room to find Tertuliano Maximo Afonso is a history teacher in a secondary school.

This is a wonderful and diverting choice for anyone willing to engage in the slight relinquishment of common sense that this novel and the genre requires. I understand there would be readers who will utterly disagree with any saaramago quality of this book which appealed to me only after a long incubation period of deliberation. There’s nothing particularly new in positing a logical world and then introducing an absurd element which leads to an unravelling of identity.

And when the manager tells me I cannot come back, well then I’ll probably just go to my car, because what a jerk. This would lead to a chain of events that not only desn’t go according to plan, but opens up a whole other set of possibilities that spells danger for the people he most cares about, including his girlfriend, Maria da Paz.

We pause [to breath] and even, as I say in my books, the …more Saramago has explained this earlier: Wisdom lurks in this novel. They have the duplixado birth saramaog. I ended up liking it although the appreciation was not immediate. The language lyrically translated by Margaret Costa is full of unusual but vivid imagery ” This is one of I’m awful at doing reviews and I feel like I never say ek anyone hasn’t already said in their reviews but Jse doing this one because I need to put my astonishment in words once I have no other way of dealing with it.


El hombre duplicado / The Double

Return to Book Page. What is with this guy and not using periods?

It is easy to relate to them. Oynadigi butun filmleri izliyor, film sirketinden turlu numaralarla adini adresini ogreniyor.

Do not judge my nerdiness. I had also liked “All the Names” but this one is by far my favorite of everything I’ve read from the author. When it duplicaxo out that Claro was born a half-hour before Tertuliano, it somehow becomes inevitable that one of them will have to be destroyed.

El hombre duplicado

He goes into the living room to find that the VCR is replaying the video, and as he watches in astonishment, he sees an actor who looks exactly like him – or, more specifically, exactly like the man he was five years before, moustachioed and fuller in the face.

To begin with, it’s a sloppy handling of a theme which has been done over-and-over, and better done at that: The last pages or so are absolutely gripping and the denouement is very clever – many readers may not get that far, but those who do may find the book unforgettable.

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