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The Resource Death with interruptions, José Saramago ; translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa

Death with interruptions, José Saramago ; translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa

Label
Death with interruptions
Title
Death with interruptions
Statement of responsibility
José Saramago ; translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • por
  • eng
Summary
"On the first day of the new year, no one dies. This, understandably, causes consternation among politicians, religious leaders, funeral directors, and doctors. Among the general public, on the other hand, there is initially celebration - flags are hung out on balconies, people dance in the streets. They have achieved the great goal of humanity: eternal life. Then reality hits home - families are left to care for the permanently dying, life-insurance policies become meaningless, and funeral directors are reduced to arranging burials for pet dogs, cats, hamsters, and parrots. Death sits in her chilly apartment, where she lives alone with scythe and filing cabinets, and contemplates her experiment: What if no one ever died again? What if she, death with a small d, became human and were to fall in love?"--jacket blurb
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Summary
While Death sits in her apartment wondering what would happen if she became human and fell in love, no one dies, raising concerns among politicians, religious leaders, doctors, morticians, and others as they confront the harsh realities of eternal life
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
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273352
Cataloging source
DLC
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Saramago, José
Dewey number
869.3/42
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Costa, Margaret Jull
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True
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  • Immortalism
  • Death (Personification)
Target audience
adult
Label
Death with interruptions, José Saramago ; translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn212846510
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
238 p.
Isbn
9780151012749
Lccn
2008010088
System control number
(OCoLC)212846510
Label
Death with interruptions, José Saramago ; translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa
Publication
Control code
ocn212846510
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
238 p.
Isbn
9780151012749
Lccn
2008010088
System control number
(OCoLC)212846510

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