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The Resource Blindness, José Saramago ; translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero

Blindness, José Saramago ; translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero

Label
Blindness
Title
Blindness
Statement of responsibility
José Saramago ; translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • por
  • eng
Summary
"A city is hit by an epidemic of 'white blindness' which spares no one. Authorities confine the blind to a empty mental hospital, but there the criminal element holds everyone captive, stealing food rations and assaulting 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 is a powerful portrayal of man's worst appetites and weaknesses--and man's ultimately exhilarating spirit"--Page 4 of cover
Member of
Summary
A city is hit by an epidemic of "white blindness" whose victims are confined to a vacant mental hospital, while a single eyewitness to the nightmare guides seven oddly assorted strangers through the barren urban landscape
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 1998.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 1998
  • New York Times Notable Book, 1998
Awards note
Pulitzer Prize for Literature, 1998.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
053988
Cataloging source
JRS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Saramago, José
Dewey number
869.3/42
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ9281.A66
LC item number
E6813 1999
Literary form
fiction
NLM call number
PQ 9281.A66 E59 1999
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Pontiero, Giovanni
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blindness
  • Allegories
  • Psychological fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Blindness, José Saramago ; translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A Harvest book."
  • "First published in English in Great Britain in 1997 by The Harvill Press [309 p.]"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Harvest edition
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9780156007757
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42466942
  • (OCoLC)ocm42466942
  • 528410
Label
Blindness, José Saramago ; translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A Harvest book."
  • "First published in English in Great Britain in 1997 by The Harvill Press [309 p.]"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Harvest edition
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9780156007757
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42466942
  • (OCoLC)ocm42466942
  • 528410

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