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    DescriptionA 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, stealing food rations and raping 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. The stunningly powerful novel of man's will to survive against all odds, by the winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize for Literature.

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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jose Saramago, Translated by Giovanni Pontiero
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    ISBN 13: 9780156007757
    ISBN 10: 0156007754

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading: ,
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21000
    Ingram Theme: APPR/AWARD
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    DC22: 869.3/42
    B&T Approval Code: A24245845
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    B&T Approval Code: P24102962
    LC classification: PQ9281.A66 E6813 1999
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Edition statement
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    04 October 1999
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "This is a shattering work by a literary master."--The Boston Globe "This is an important book, one that is unafraid to face all of the horrors of the century."--The Washington Post "Symphonic . . . [There is] a clear-eyed and compassionate acknowledgment of things as they are, a quality that can only honestly be termed wisdom. We should be grateful when it is handed to us in such generous measure."--The New York Times Book Review