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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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