The Resource Blindness, José Saramago ; translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero

Blindness, José Saramago ; translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero

Label
Blindness
Title
Blindness
Statement of responsibility
José Saramago ; translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • por
  • eng
Summary
"A city is struck by an epidemic of "white blindness." The first man to succumb sits in his car, waiting for the light to change. He is taken to an eye doctor, who does not know what to make of the phenomenon - and soon goes blind himself." "The blindness spreads, sparing no one. Authorities confine the blind to a vacant mental hospital secured by armed guards under instructions to shoot anyone trying to escape. Inside, the criminal element among the blind holds the rest captive: food rations are stolen, women are raped. The compound is set ablaze, and the blind escape into what is now a deserted city, strewn with litter and unburied corpses." "The only eyewitness to this nightmare is the doctor's wife, who faked blindness in order to join her husband in the camp. She guides seven strangers through the barren streets. The bonds within this oddly anonymous group - the doctor, the first blind man and his wife, the old man with the black eye patch, the girl with dark glasses, the boy with no mother, and the dog of tears - are as uncanny as the surrounding chaos is harrowing. Told with compassion, humor, and lyricism, Blindness is a stunning exploration of loss and disorientation in the modern world, of man's will to survive against all odds."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
JRS
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Saramago, José
Dewey number
869.3/42
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ9281.A66
LC item number
E6813*
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Pontiero, Giovanni
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  • Blindness
  • Blindness
  • Literature, Modern
Label
Blindness, José Saramago ; translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero
Link
https://archive.org/details/blindness00sara
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A Harvest book."
  • Originally published in English in Great Britain in 1997 by The Harvill Press
Edition
1st Harvest ed.
Extent
1 online resource (327 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)748286273
Label
Blindness, José Saramago ; translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero
Link
https://archive.org/details/blindness00sara
Publication
Note
  • "A Harvest book."
  • Originally published in English in Great Britain in 1997 by The Harvill Press
Edition
1st Harvest ed.
Extent
1 online resource (327 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)748286273

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