La Caverna by José Saramago
(Biblioteca Jose Saramago) (Spanish Edition)

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A small, family-owned pottery shop struggles to survive against the magnetic pull of a monstrous shopping center, aware that it no longer has a place in today's society. In a world that becomes extinct as another one thrives, this story is a striking parable of the time we live in and the true meaning of change. It should also be heeded as a warning of all we allow to be wiped out of our lives. Spanish Description: Un libro que es tambien una advertencia sobre nuestras multiples extinciones cotidianas.Una pequena alfareria, regentada por una familia consciente de que ha dejado de ser necesaria para la sociedad, frente a un centro comercial gigantesco... Un mundo en extincion frente a otro que crece. Una impresionante parabola sobre el mundo actual y sobre el verdadero significado del cambio...
 

About José Saramago

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JOSÉ SARAMAGO (1922-2010) was the author of many novels, among them Blindness, All the Names, Baltasar and Blimunda, and The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis. In 1998 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
 
Published January 1, 2000 by ALFAGUARA. 400 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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With its tiny cast of characters and few settings, the story only appears simple: an aging artisan finds that his handmade clay utensils have ceased to satisfy consumer tastes driven by an omnipotent residential shopping center, a modern colossus of convenience.

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