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ISBN13: 9780156035583
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From Nobel Prize-winning author José Saramago, a magnificent, mesmerizing parable of loss

 

A city is hit by an epidemic of "white blindness" that spares no one. Authorities confine the blind to an empty mental hospital, but there the criminal element holds everyone captive, stealing food rations and assaulting women. There is one eyewitness to this nightmare who guides her charges—among them a boy with no mother, a girl with dark glasses, a dog of tears—through the barren streets, and their procession becomes as uncanny as the surroundings are harrowing. As Blindness reclaims the age-old story of a plague, it evokes the vivid and trembling horrors of the twentieth century, leaving readers with a powerful vision of the human spirit that's bound both by weakness and exhilarating strength.

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Portuguese Nobel Laureate Jos Saramago tells a fantastic tale about a city hit by an epidemic of "white blindness."

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Portuguese Nobel Laureate Saramago tells a fantastic tale about a city hit by an epidemic of "white blindness," in this work that is the basis for the upcoming movie with Julianne Moore.

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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE

A city is hit by an epidemic of "white blindness" that spares no one. Authorities confine the blind to an empty mental hospital, but there the criminal element holds everyone captive, stealing food rations and assaulting women. There is one eyewitness to this nightmare who guides seven strangers—among them a boy with no mother, a girl with dark glasses, a dog of tears—through the barren streets, and the procession becomes as uncanny as the surroundings are harrowing. A magnificent parable of loss and disorientation and a vivid evocation of the horrors of the twentieth century, Blindness has swept the reading public with its powerful portrayal of man's worst appetites and weaknesses-and man's ultimately exhilarating spirit.

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JOSÉ SARAMAGO was born in 1922. His novels have been published in dozens of languages around the world. In 1998 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. 

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mtzabiras, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by mtzabiras)
Those who only saw the movie and did not read the book are missing a wonderful experience. It's gripping, suspenseful, philosophical and unforgettable.
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ISBN:
9780156035583
Author:
Saramago, Jose
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Translator:
Pontiero, Giovanni
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Literary
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Blindness
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Allegories
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Psychological fiction
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Publication Date:
20080902
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English
Pages:
352
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8 x 5.31 in 0.73 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Portuguese Nobel Laureate Jos Saramago tells a fantastic tale about a city hit by an epidemic of "white blindness."
"Synopsis" by , Portuguese Nobel Laureate Saramago tells a fantastic tale about a city hit by an epidemic of "white blindness," in this work that is the basis for the upcoming movie with Julianne Moore.
"Synopsis" by ,
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE

A city is hit by an epidemic of "white blindness" that spares no one. Authorities confine the blind to an empty mental hospital, but there the criminal element holds everyone captive, stealing food rations and assaulting women. There is one eyewitness to this nightmare who guides seven strangers—among them a boy with no mother, a girl with dark glasses, a dog of tears—through the barren streets, and the procession becomes as uncanny as the surroundings are harrowing. A magnificent parable of loss and disorientation and a vivid evocation of the horrors of the twentieth century, Blindness has swept the reading public with its powerful portrayal of man's worst appetites and weaknesses-and man's ultimately exhilarating spirit.

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