Blindness

Blindness

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A driver waiting at the traffic lights goes blind. An opthamologist tries to diagnose his distinctive white blindness, but is affected before he can read the textbooks. It becomes a contagion, spreading throughout the city. Trying to stem the epidemic, the authorities herd the afflicted into a mental asylum where the wards are terrorised by blind thugs. And when fire destroys the asylum, the inmates burst forth and the last links with a supposedly civilised society are snapped. No food, no water, no government, no obligation, no order. This is not anarchy, this is blindness.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 20mm | 232g
  • The Harvill Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1860466850
  • 9781860466854
  • 31,160

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"Extraordinary...a tour de force of thought-experiment and feeling-experiment"
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PRAISE FOR"BLINDNESS" "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" PRAISE FOR "BLINDNESS" "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 " PRAISE FOR "BLINDNESS" "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 "
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About Jose Saramago

Jose Saramago is one of the most important international writers of the last hundred years. Born in Portugal in 1922 in the small rural village of Azinhaga, he was in his fifties when he came to prominence as a writer with the publication of Baltasar and Blimunda. A huge body of work followed, which included plays, poetry, short stories, non-fiction and over a dozen novels, translated into more than forty languages, and in 1998 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. He died in June 2010.
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4 36% (56,187)
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2 5% (7,593)
1 2% (3,298)

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