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Blindness - (Harvest Book) by José Saramago (Paperback)

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  • A stunningly powerful novel of humanity's will to survive against all odds during an epidemic by a winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.
  • 352 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Literary
  • Series Name: Harvest Book

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About the Book



Portuguese Nobel Laureate Saramago tells a fantastic tale about a city hit by an epidemic of "white blindness," in this work that is the basis for the upcoming movie with Julianne Moore.



Book Synopsis



A stunningly powerful novel of humanity's will to survive against all odds during an epidemic by a winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.

An International Bestseller - "This is a shattering work by a literary master."--Boston Globe

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, Blindness has swept the reading public with its powerful portrayal of our worst appetites and weaknesses--and humanity's ultimately exhilarating spirit.

"This is a an important book, one that is unafraid to face all of the horror of the century."--Washington Post

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year
A Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year



Review Quotes




"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 "Saramago's surreal allegory explores the ability of the human spirit to prevail in even the most absurdly unjust of conditions, yet he reinvents this familiar struggle with the stylistic eccentricity of a master."--The New Yorker "Extraordinarily nuanced and evocative . . . This year's most propulsive, and most profound, thriller."--The Village Voice "Like Jonathan Swift, Saramago uses airily matter-of-fact detail to frame a bitter parable; unlike Swift he pierces the parable with a dart of steely tenderness . . . out of leisurely prose, the ferocity and tenderness shoot suddenly: arrows set alight. . . . Enchanting, sinuous dialogue."--The Los Angeles Times "Blindness may be as revolutionary in its own way and time as were, say, The Trial and The Plague in theirs. Another masterpiece."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) --


Dimensions (Overall): 8.0 Inches (H) x 5.3 Inches (W) x 1.0 Inches (D)
Weight: .6 Pounds
Suggested Age: 14 Years
Series Title: Harvest Book
Sub-Genre: Literary
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Number of Pages: 352
Publisher: Mariner Books
Format: Paperback
Author: José Saramago
Language: English
Street Date: October 4, 1999
TCIN: 11340139
UPC: 9780156007757
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-7837
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1 inches length x 5.3 inches width x 8 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.6 pounds
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