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- DescriptionAfter killing his brother Abel, Cain must wander for ever. He witnesses Noah's ark, the destruction of the Tower of Babel, Moses and the golden calf. He is there in time to save Abraham from sacrificing Isaac when God's angel arrives late after a wing malfunction. Written in the last years of Saramago's life, Cain wittily tackles many of the moral and logical n sequiturs created by a wilful, authoritarain God, forming part of Saramago's long argument with God and recalling his provocative vel The Gospel According to Jesus Christ.
- Author BiographyJose Saramago is one of the most important international writers of the last hundred years. Born in Portugal in 1922 in the small rural village of Azinhaga, he was in his fifties when he came to prominence as a writer with the publication of Baltasar & Blimunda. A huge body of work followed, which included plays, poetry, short stories, non-fiction and over a dozen novels, translated into more than forty languages, and in 1998 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. He died in June 2010, shortly after the Portuguese publication of Cain.
- Author(s)Jose Saramago
- PublisherVintage Publishing
- Date of Publication05/07/2012
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Weight119 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine10 mm
- Translated byMargaret Jull Costa
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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