The Cave depicts a world that seems not so far from the horizon, where consumerism and authoritarianism are offerred as replacements for genuine being and doing. The characters in this Kafkaesque dystopian allegory are blindly captive until they see the truth of The Cave. The story is beautifully written, with much riddle and wordplay: this is not a quick read. [I read the 2013 German translation from the original Portuguese, entitled Das Zentrum (The Centre), by Marianne Gareis. This title effectively alligns Saramago's Centre, upon which the events of the novel rest, with Kafka's Castle.]

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