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A Caverna

3.78 of 5 stars 3.78  ·  rating details  ·  6,753 ratings  ·  535 reviews
A caverna é uma história de gente simples: um oleiro, um guarda, duas mulheres e um cão muito humano. Esses personagens circulam pelo Centro, um gigantesco monumento do consumo onde os moradores usam crachá, são vigiados por câmeras de vídeo e não podem abrir as janelas de casa.
É no Centro que trabalha o guarda Marçal. Era para o Centro que seu sogro, o oleiro Cipriano, ve
Paperback, 352 pages
Published 2003 by Companhia das Letras (first published 2000)
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Aug 13, 2013 s.penkevich rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Saramago enthusiasts
Recommended to s.penkevich by: Hend
It is not only great works of art that are born out of suffering and doubt.

Do we allow ourselves to be tricked into substituting simple pleasures and convenience for authentic reality? Do we willingly allow ourselves to be submissive pawns in a game of corporate and political control? Nobel Laureate José Saramago’s The Cave is an enlightening examination of Plato’s allegory of the cave as he depicts a natural world shrinking away as the cheap, plastic reign of a compartmentalized authoritative
Wael Mahmoud
لم أعتقد أنه بعد سنواتي الثلاث بعد الثلاثين, وقراءاتي للعديد من الأعمال الادبية الشهيرة بإثارة العواطف، وبالأخص بعد التجربة القريبة زمنياً لفقدان عزيز أن هناك عمل أدبي قادر على إثارة الشجن والحزن لدرجة أن أكون على وشك أن تدمع عيناي.

والغريب ان من فعلها هو ساراماجو - كاتبي المفضل - الذي طالما استمتعت بأعماله بعقلي, وفي أحيان كثيرة كان حبي لأبطاله وتعاطفي معهم ومع الحالة العامة من الشجن والحزن التي تحيط بهم يأتي في مرحلة متأخرة بعد إنبهاري واستمتاعي بشكل رواياته وأسلوبه.

ولكن هذه المرة أجد نفسي متعا
Ahmed Oraby
الإهداء، وكالعادة، للصديقة والحبيبة، والزوجة الاستثنائية : بيلار
إلى بيلار
ألف مرة أخرى

واستهلال الرواية من كتاب الجمهورية لأفلاطون :
يا لغرابة المشهد الذي تصفه، ويا لهم من سجناء مستغربين. إنهم مثلنا.

من لم يقرأ الكهف، لم يقرأ


وأخيرًا، وبعد طول انتظار، رواية الكهف متوفرة Pdf

لتحميل النسخة العربية من الرواية:
الشكر الجزيل للصديق مصطفى قطب.

لتحميل الرواية بحجم مخفض :

والشكر للصديق إبراهيم عادل لتصويرها.

لتحميل الترجمة الإ
mai ahmd

أعتقد أنني تحدثت كثيرا عن هذه الرواية ربما وأنا أقرأ كنتُ أنقل لكم مشاعري أثناء القراءة كما كنتُ أفعل على تويتر إنني لم أهتم فقط بالقصة لكن ما سلب لبي و جعلني مأخوذة بهذه الرواية هو أسلوب ساراماغو السردي وإن لم أكن بعيدة عنه في رواياته الأخرى كم أحب هذه التدخلات التي يطل فيها ساراماغو برأسه ويلعب فيها دور السارد معللا ومفسرا ومفلسفا للكثير من تصرفات شخصياته
إن الأمر يجعلك مشاركا وليس مستمعا فقط إن حديثه المتخيل هذا يبين كم إن لهذا الرجل ملكة تخيل واسعة تمكنه من معرفة ماذا يدور في ذهن القارىء وكي

ساراماغو أكثر من روائي هذا ما خرجت منه بعد قراءة أولى الصفحات. البرتغالي فيلسوف كبير يصنع من حكاية بسيطة جداً خالية من أي إثارة رواية عظيمة بإطلالته الدائمة على كل فكرة تدور في بال الشخصيات و هي دعوة للخروج إلى الحياة و تجربة كل جديد عوضاً عن الركون إلى الكهف. رواية عظيمة جداً.

Jul 28, 2009 Weinz rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Weinz by: Bernie
Shelves: favorites
Beware: Brilliance abounds between the pages of this book.

The way Saramago paints his characters leads you in two directions. 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. His style pulls you in and doesn’t let go. The relationships are beautifully complex down to the simple one of a man and his dog, Found.

No one can walk away from this book wit

كالعادة جمال الأهداء إلى بيلار في بداية الرواية يزيدها رونق على رونق فهي بيلار التي لم تتركه ليموت :

الكهف ..... جوزيه ساراماجو

أننا لا نعرف أكثر بكثير عن تعقيدات الحياة إذا ما عكفنا بجد على دراسة تناقضاتها بدلًا من أن نضيع وقتًا طويلًا في أوجه التماثل و التناسق التي يفترض فيها أن تعبر عن نفسها بنفسها .

يعني إيه أسلوب روائي متفرد ؟ يعني الكاتب يأخذك في رحلة طويلة , تختلط فيها الواقعية بالرمزية بالفلسفة العميقة , لينجح في النهاية بكل سلاسة في توصيل رسالته العظيمة في أقوى صورها.

ساراماجو : الكاتب ال
This is an amazing book. However...

Why, why, why must people give away important plot points? The Cave's story, of a potter and his small family, is a simple one. So why did Harcourt, Inc. feel the need to describe the entire story on the back of the book? There are literally things mentioned on the back jacket which do not happen until around page 250 of the book. (And the book only hase 300 pages.)

I know that Jose Saramago was not trying to write a mystery. But a little suspense is nice.

So, I have a complaint. It's not Saramago-specific, but he is the latest in a long line of authors that I've noticed using this trick/device/method. More and more I find authors using long lists as a way of describing something, as if an extensive vocabulary can hide someone's lack of a point. This niggling little issue has been eating at me recently because I've taken to reading books aloud and find myself running short of breath halfway through these interminable lists. It finally wiggled its ...more
Ok, This is Saramago. How could I NOT give it 5 stars? I love this author. This is the 5th novel I have read of his, and I was really quite impressed with it.

Here we meet Cipriano Algor, a humble potter supplying the Center with his plates and mugs and water jugs. Poor in material things, but certainly not in spirit. I wanted so badly to be able to meet Cipriano, to sit beside him and listen to him talk while I ruffeled his dog Founds' ears. I wanted to ride beside him in the van as he delivere
João Carlos

Ilustração Inspector Pepe

“A Caverna” é um romance do escritor português José Saramago (1922 – 2010) publicado em 2000.
”O homem que conduz a camioneta chama-se Cipriano Algor, é oleiro de profissão e tem sessenta e quatro anos,… O homem que está sentado ao lado dele é o genro, chama-se Marçal Gacho, e ainda não chegou aos trinta.… Como já se terá reparado, tanto um como outro levam colados ao nome próprio uns apelidos insólitos cuja origem, significado e motivo desconhecem.… Uma família que fica
Mahmoud Aziz
وماذا بعد ؟
متى ستفعلها يا سيد خوسيه؟
متى سأقرأ لك شيئًا عاديًا لا يبهرني؟
ساراماجو، اعطني أسوأ ما لديك بالله!

فيها حاجات كتير ممكن أتكلم عنها ، بس صعب تتكتب

4 نجمات
الخامسة، انتزعها ساراماجو عنوة في آخر ثلاثين صفحة
The Cave is my first experience of Saramago, and I suspect it doesn't represent the qualities that won him the Nobel prize, though it may well deal with representative themes. One of the blurbs mentions that Saramago described himself as an essayist who turned to novel-writing, and this work could easily be described as an essay on the dangers of urbanization and centralization, the inevitable but sad decline of the individual artisan, and the complicated but ultimately overwhelmingly valuable n ...more
حسنا ،،،، بعد رواية ثانية مع ساراماجو يأتي ما فوق التقدير ،،،

كانت التجربة الأولي مع « انقطاعات الموت» و التي بدأت ذروتها منذ الصفحات الأولي ،،،، الأمر الذي يتضاد تقريبا مع الرواية هنا ،،،
حيث تمر الأحداث كحكاية عادية لأسرة (صانع خزف) ،، يمضي به و بأسرته العمر بين مطبات الأيام العادية ، ما بين خوف و قلق إلي سعادة مرتقبة إلي أحلام تتهاوى،،، مع لمحات خفيفة هنا و هناك من الصورة و الغاية الروائية التي يسعي إليها ،، حتي تنتهي الرواية بتجميع كل قطع الأحجية لتظهر لديك الصورة كاملة.

و ما بين الصفحات الطو
There is something beautiful here that is certainly not lost in translation. The story itself seems so simple that it cannot possibly be interesting, but the writing transcends the story and pulls you in. I could not stop thinking about this book and if I'm honest with myself, I think there are lessons in these pages that will stick with me for some time to come. I was slightly worried by where the story was heading near the end, but Saramago pulled the story into an allegory I was not prepared ...more
Ahmad Serag
ما يُشغلني الآن، أن الأمل لا يُمكن التعويل عليه أبدًا، ولكن ما البديل؟ ليس بوسعنا إلا أن نتمسك بأي شيء في الزمان الصعب.

Nelson Zagalo
Um dos melhores livros de Saramago, após receber o Nobel. Um livro que nos interroga sobre o momento que vivemos, que toca o fundo da profissão que escolhemos, que nos interroga sobre o dia de amanhã dessa mesma profissão, mais fundo do que isso, interroga se somos apenas o que essa profissão é, ou podemos ser mais... São vários os temas que Saramago convoca para questionar o mercantilismo e a velocidade a que este nos ultrapassa a cada dia, mas o livro é mais do que isso, é todo um trabalho de ...more
With a dash of a dystopian reality, Saramago takes us to an unnamed city where the Centre, a huge, megalomaniac commercial/residential complex is taking over. Cipriano Algor is an elderly potter who lives in the outskirts of the city with his daughter Marta and her husband Marçal Gacho, who works as a guard in the Centre. Cipriano is a regular provider of his pottery to the Centre, until the it is decided they no longer need Cipriano's services. With his future in danger, he and his daughter Mar ...more
Gertrude & Victoria
The Cave was the first Saramago story I read and it was a thoroughly enjoyable read. I thought it was one of his best novels, if not the best. Saramago's depiction of an elderly man, his family, and the changing times, during which they lived is beautifully brought to life.

It is a remarkable tale of a man who struggles to keep up with an ever changing world, one that has outpaced his traditions as a potter, an occupation that had been handed down from previous generations of craftsmen in his fa
Kim Marshall
Jan 28, 2008 Kim Marshall rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Those who enjoy clasic literature
Recommended to Kim by: josema vilchez nima
Shelves: fiction, favorites
This is a book that I must read again. But be forewarned, Saramago's writing style is a bit difficult to get use to. Essentially, he writes in one continuous stream with few paragraph breaks. The dialog is not parsed by speaker and is essentially never quoted or broken up. Different parts of the same sentences are even sometimes uttered by different individuals. One must determine who is talking entirely from the context of the text.

Thought I found this difficult at first, I eventually became us
هذه رواية تشذّ عن أسلوب ساراماجو صاحب الكتابات الفانتازية. وربما تكون هي أول رواية بالمعنى المتفق عليه للروايات. فالشخصيات عمومًا في الكتابات السابقة لساراماجو هي مجرد واجهات لعرض الفكرة؛ فعند ساراماجو الفكرة هي البطلة دائمًا، ثم يليها أي شئ آخر.

ولإن ساراماجو مختلف دائمًا، فمن المتوقع أن يتناول الشخصيات -عندما يقرر أن يوليها بعض الإهتمام أخيرًا- بطريقة مميزة للغاية. وربما السبب هو أن القصة هنا إنسانية بحتة، ويُمكن تأويل أحداثها الصغيرة بأشكال متعددة.

لا تتوقع أن تقرأ نصًا لاهثًا محمومًا بالأحداث.
Think Plato. Allegory of the cave.

Ok, so we spend our lives staring at the flickering wall of a cave. So, is Saramago imitating that wall with this book? Does he ramble on about the mundane details to illuminate us, to teach us a lesson, to nudge us into turning around; or is he just adding to the flicker? I want to think he's trying to teach us something, but the lesson was lost on me. I thought it was a bit dull, and the naration, focusing heavily on an old potter, seemed to reflect the rambl
هي الرواية الأولى التي أقرأها للكاتب البرتغالي جوزيه ساراماغو.
وكما كنت قد أشرت في وقت سابق –قبل أن تنتصف الرواية. أنها عمل بديع، ومتقن، غير نظرتي للحياة بطريقة بسيطة و مثيرة للدهشة، فأصبحت متأملاً ومحللاً –وبشكل دائم– لكل التصرفات والأحداث المحيطة بي أو التي تختلج نفسي. لقد قادتني لأن أفهم، أن أعي وأرى ما لا كانت تراه عيناي، ولا تصل أذناي إلى سماعه ولا عقلي إلى تأمله.

لقد تجاوزت هذه الرواية –عبر الأسلوب السردي الفريد والرائع لكاتبها وفلسفته وبراعته في الغوص عميقاً لسبر أغوار النفس البشرية، لتحلي
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Sunt cărți pe care le-am citit într-o noapte, într-un delir al cititorului care descoperă o lume nouă, dar sunt și cărți pe care le-am citit aproape ceremonios, cu pixul în mână, luând notițe și rezervându-mi 20 de pagini pe zi, pentru a nu le termina prea repede. Cartea asta m-a fascinat prin scriitură, una calmă, deschisă, o scriitură deosebită care m-a atins. Mi-a plăcut în mod deosebit și frazarea ce părea să nu aibă sfârșit, lipsa de paragrafe și de împărțire a cărții în dialoguri, pentru a ...more
Allen B. Lloyd
Jose Saramago's The Cave, which takes its title from Plato's allegory concerning the nature of truth and illusion, follows the struggles of an aging potter, Cipriano Algor, and his attempt to maintain his artisanal and familial traditions against the looming shadow of The Center, a homogenized edifice of senseless capitalism and spurious culture. When informed that his ceramic wares are being superseded by plastic facsimiles, Algor tries to survive by creating clay dolls, which, ironically, are ...more
I read "Blindness" by Saramago and really liked it, but "The Cave" didn't really do anything for me. Apparently, a lot of people consider this to be a brilliant and illuminating novel, and though I can see why they might say that, it was lost on me.

This book basically rambles on for 300 pages about an old potter and his struggle to find meaning in his life. Basically he makes pottery for a large residential/commercial complex and lives with his daughter and son in law. The complex tells him they
The Cave tells the story of aging potter Cipriano Algor who lives in a small village with his daughter and son-in-law. As the world changes, Cirpriano finds that his pottery is no longer in demand and that his daughter, now pregnant with her own child, wants to move to the more modern "Center" in town. As Cipriano comes to terms with change, he takes in a stray dog, falls in love with a widow, and comes up with a new clay product to sell to the masses. Not much actually happens in this book in t ...more
Soha Makhyoun
رواية الواقع الحزين .. هكذا سأسميها

عرض جوزيه ساراماجو واقع المدينة الأليم .. تجد ذلك واضحا في آثار ما بعد الحداثة في "المركز" .. بمقارنة صغيرة بالحياة في القرية البسيطة التي كان يعيش بها العجوز سيبيريانو و ابنته.. و بالحياة في المركز الكبير الذي يتواجد به كل انواع التسلية و الترفيه و الاعتناء بالصحة .. ستجد أن كل شئ أصبح في متناول يديك .. لكن بلا طعم و لا روح .. ذلك الفردوس الأرضي الزائف .. الاعلانات الترويجية في كل مكان لتحويل الإنسان إلى كائن مستهلك من الدرجة الأولى ... أنت تعمل بكد لتقبض المر
I'm honestly dumbstruck; it would be better to write an essay rather than a review of this book. It is utterly marvelous, and I think that Sehnor José is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. Never since reading Red Sorghum's descriptions of dogs in comparison to men have I become so enamored by the character of the dog "Found." I feel like I came to know the protagonist and his family, become deeply entrenched and invested in their lives, grieved at the slow erosion of their way of life ...more
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José de Sousa Saramago (pronounced [ʒuˈzɛ sɐɾɐˈmagu]) was a Nobel-laureate Portuguese novelist, playwright and journalist. He was a member of the Portuguese Communist Party.
His works, some of which can be seen as allegories, commonly present subversive perspectives on historic events, emphasizing the human factor rather than the officially sanctioned story. Saramago was awarded the Nobel Prize fo
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