Blindness

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A stunningly powerful novel of man's will to survive against all odds, by the winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize for Literature. "This is a shattering work by a literary master."—The Boston GlobeA New York Times Notable Book of the Year A Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year

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, 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.

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ISBN:
9780156035583
9780151002511
9781602834446
9780547537597
160283444
9780792756026
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full_title blindness
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A stunningly powerful novel of man's will to survive against all odds, by the winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize for Literature.
"This is a shattering work by a literary master."—The Boston Globe
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year
A Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year


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, 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.

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subject_facet Audiobooks, Blind -- Fiction, FICTION / Literary, FICTION / Media Tie-In
title_display Blindness
title_full Blindness, Blindness / José Saramago ; translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero, Blindness [electronic resource] / José Saramago, Blindness [sound recording] / José Saramago
title_short Blindness
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topic_facet Audiobooks, Blind, Fiction, Literature