Originally published in English: London : Harvill Press, 1997
Translated from: Ensaio sobre a cegueira : romance. Lisboa : Caminho, c1995
A parable of loss and disorientation and a vivid evocation of the horrors of the twentieth century, Saramago portrays man's worst appetites and weaknesses.
A man finds himself blind. A society discovers there is an epidemic of blindness. The blind are rounded up and incarcerated in an asylum. The epidemic grows. Within and without the asylum, both mutual help and also dehumanization and exploitation reflect the extremes of our humanity. A brilliant,... Read More »
A city is hit by an epidemic of "white blindness" which spares no one. Authorities confine the blind to an empty mental hospital, but there the criminal element holds everyone captive. A magnificent parable of loss and disorientation and a vivid evocation of the horrors of the twentieth... Read More »
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