quarta-feira, 13 de julho de 2011

Cain, José Saramago

José Saramago reimagines the story of Adam and Eve’s fratricidal son.
God, most definitely, does not exist,” novelist José Saramago wrote in one of his notebooks in 1994. “And if he exists he is, doubtlessly, an imbecile. Because only the biggest of imbeciles would have created the human race.
For decades, the Portuguese Nobel laureate angered believers around the world with such utterances. He was threatened with excommunication – a badge of honour for a militant atheist and card-carrying communist – after the publication of his 1991 novel The Gospel According to Jesus Christ. Its protagonist was an all-too-human Christ, plagued by doubt and burdened by worldly carnal appetites.

Financial Times, Londres.
Fundação José Saramago.

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