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Blindness

Label
Blindness
Title
Blindness
Statement of responsibility
Jose Saramago ; translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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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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
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053988
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José Saramago
Dewey number
869.342
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Pontiero, Giovanni
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True
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Fiction / Literary
Target audience
adult
Label
Blindness
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300008448
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780547537597
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Blindness
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300008448
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780547537597
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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