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You are able to identify with their desires, fears and insecurities while at the same time able to look down as the all wise deity feeling as if you are willfully guiding them along the right path. They can cause unnecessary anxiety, even when they are meaningless, or especially when they are meaningless jargon.

He sells plates and pots to the Center but recently people have stopped buying them, so he is experimenting with making decorative ceramic dolls. The cave allegory consists of people chained to the floor and forced to spend their lives watching shadows flicker across the back wall of the cave.

It was published in Portuguese in and in English in They can distort what is real, especially by crudely mendacious mis-naming. View all 38 comments. I can certainly see why folks would think so. While language is shown as another replica of Forms, it is through language that the mind can find a haven—language is the bridge through which we can glimpse true reality and meaning. This is an amazing book. Oct 29, Lori rated it it was amazing Shelves: View all 35 comments.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. What sells at the Center will sell everywhere else, and what the Center rejects can barely be given away in the surrounding towns and villages. 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. Human beings go the step beyond and, at their best, respond delicately to delicacy with remarkable finesse.

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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. So really, it comes down to two things. A documentary about craft pottery-making? Instead this novel offers a slow glide along the peaceful waters of a lake of nostalgia and wonder. When they are invited to live at the Center, it seems ungracious to refuse, but there are some strange developments under the complex, and a troubling increase in security, and Cipriano changes all their fates by deciding to investigate.

It finally wiggled its way up into my consciousness yesterday as I was reading The Cave and Saramago embarked on a multi-page description of all the different types of people in an encyclopedia.

La Caverna (the Cave)

Again a beautiful text from Saramago. Dogs have only cavernaa limited repertoire in responding to delicacy, however; laa they just remain attentive to it. The ominous sight of those chimneys vomiting out columns of smoke makde him wonder which one of those hideous factories would be producing those hideous plastic lies, cunningly fashioned to look like earthenware. Saramago mocks the bureaucratic structure of The Center, viewing it as an unnecessarily complex web that is self-sufficient only by imposing its own authority down through the ranks.

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View all 13 comments. For things come and go in our life and one has to try to stay under the clear light that helps us see crisp and far. No one can walk away from this book without having part of it stay with them. I have rediscovered this particular style, the author describing his characters and situations as seen from above, bringing with a humor of second degree commentary, suggesting that the characters lead their own existence while specifying that it control at the very end they become like an cwverna god.


The unidentified unnamed city molded itself into my own artificial city in the south.

Cipriano Algor, the potter, has relations only with officials, subordinates, sub-chiefs. We are chained to the bottom caberna the cave, fascinated by the shadows cast on the bottom of the cave and convinced that it is the real world.

The Cave by José Saramago

This niggling little issue has been eating at me recently because I’ve taken to reading books cavrena and find myself running short of breath halfway through these interminable lists. But unlike the corpses which represent us chained against the wall of the bottom of a cave, the figurines are the symbol of the new man, free in this sense, that they were taken out of the oven, image of the cave, exposed outside and the rain process the sludge and the sun dust, returning to their natural origin in an endless cycle of creation.

He lives with his only daughter and her husband.

Patience not decisiveness is required for delicacy to emerge. In a sense they are the essence of humanness.