Ensayo sobre la ceguera has ratings and reviews. Brad said: Not at all disturbing, not at all compelling and not at all interesting, Jose. Saramago, un escritor que se ha convertido en la conciencia lúcida de una época cegada por los mecanismos del poder, lanza una llamada. Ensayo sobre la ceguera es la ficción de un autor que nos alerta sobre «la responsabilidad de tener ojos cuando otros los perdieron». «Dentro de nosotros hay.

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And the book won the Nobel Prize for literature. I’m not trying to sound like a snot, but I did not need a page incredibly literal metaphor to tell me this. There are two types of people in the reading world: There, because of the narrowness of the pavement, the door on the passenger’s side would have been little more than a hand’s-breadth from the wall, so in order to avoid the discomfort of dragging himself from one seat to the other with the brake and steering wheel in the way, the blind man had to get out before the car was parked.

El gobierno teme que ese gesto revolucionario, capaz de socavar los cimientos de una democracia degenerada, sea producto de una conjura anarquista internacional o de grupos extremistas desconocidos.

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There was also a scene enxayo other reviewers here have talked about much more eloquently than I could – a scene so violently disgusting that I can’t believe this book is so highly praised. Cookies come in two flavours – persistent and transient. Looking for More Great Reads? This “blindness” spreads like a virus, and soon everybody has it.

What flat, boring characters. And then he did the worst thing possible. It takes like half a day for ONE out of 6 to remember that toilets hold water as they are tortured szramago thirst?


Saramago shoehorned in left and right, or at least had the decency to have a character actually say it instead of just having the narrator tell you exactly what to think about what is happening.

The Nobel Prize, huh? Saramago does explicitly call out these differences, noting that people who are blind from actual medical conditions are better off than the inhabitants of his dystopia. As it is, his actions make it even clearer that this is not a novel where people who are blind can learn to develop interdependence and work together; this is a novel where people who are blind always need to be saved.

This may impress some people, but I’m not them. The narration, or rather the narrator, is not consistent. Let’s find one quote though.

Inspired by Your Browsing History. No marking of direct speech? We just factually know all these things happened.

Not only do his portrayals of women and their men fall short of the mark, bu Not at all disturbing, not at all compelling and not at all interesting, Jose Saramago’s Blindness only succeeds in frustrating readers who take a moment to let their imagination beyond the page. Like many male writers, Sa While Saramago beings the novel amicably, I found that about halfway through the work I could no longer tolerate his moralistic wanderings, which seemed to repeat themselves every several pages.

If he did, he’d realize that there were a thousand easy answers to the dilemmas he created for his characters, and he could have then focused more on the internal filth of their souls than the external excrement of their bodies.

Oh boy what an ending! But the pavements were crammed with vehicles, they could not find a space to park and were obliged to look for a spot in one of the side streets. Throw in a cheap shocking effect by organising an orgy rape. It will be as if we were to separate from each other in space, forever.


I have no words. Another thing, if you take the book as a parable, which given the fact that the author was a life long communist seems reasonable, then the blindness could be a result of cultural brainwashing, i. And so ableist I can’t recommend it to anyone.

Wow, how nice for him—I mean them. Of course, I don’t expect the experience of the magically blinded inhabitants of his allegory to match those of people who are blind in the real world. Does she cause them?

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Yes, Saramago’s story is a clever idea, and, yes, he creates an intentional allegory to force us to think about the nature of humanity, but his ideas are clearly those of a privileged white male in a privileged European nation. Jan 26, Pages.

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If you’re young and have never read Kafka, Dostoevsky, Bukowski, Day of the Triffids, Lord of the Flies, or any moderately well written apocalyptic fiction, this book might bring you something ceguuera. Because they can’t SEE! You’ll see, it isn’t anything serious, I’ve never heard of anyone suddenly going blind, And to think I used to boast that I didn’t even need glasses, Well it just goes to show.

They won’t even provide basic first aid supplies or communicate with victims, though I doubt diseases can be passed over the phone.