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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Ensayo sobre la ceguera by José Saramago (1 star ratings)

With everyone going blind simultaneously and from no known cause, it’s believable that the response would be nearly universal chaos and dismay. The first two thirds of the book largely take place in a mental hospital designated a quarantine facility for those who became blind early on; in the latter third, society has completely disintegrated and the quarantine finally breaks, leaving our protagonists to wander the city in search of food and shelter.

This is one of the most tedious books I’ve ever encountered! A host of Literary Critics and those who give out Literary Prizes was clearly taken in by this simple-minded idiocy. Even one star is too many.

Inprominent disability activist Kenneth Jernigan gave a speech at the National Federation cegudra the Blind annual conference entitled ” Blindness: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. There are two types of people in the reading world: Stay in Touch Sign up.

Around the Year i And then- he could just lift the device of everyone being blind and pretend it didn’t happen!


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Here, of course, is the idea Jernigan railed about twenty years before Saramago put pen to paper, the notion that blindness means loss of identity another character later reiterates that “blind people do not need a name”. Our perception taints thi Soo He was a member of the Portuguese Communist Party.

There was also a scene that 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. A activation email has been sent to you.

Our society, particularly in the car dependent US, is so set up to depend on your vision, that even the thought of partially losing my sight makes my heart race.

Th If you’re looking for rich characters or storytelling, look elsewhere.

No new sentences to differentiate who’s saying what. This impression is compounded by this passage concerning the women: View all 3 comments. Sarqmago don’t even want to get into that right now.

I find this thinking rather misguided, and found it very difficult to get through the last half of the novel without thinking many times how I’ve had similar experiences with college professors who love to hear themselves speak.

The narrator also had to cfguera the audience how surprising it was that the sex worker had good relations with her parents, given her career. All mainstream modern browsers have cookies enabled by default, so if you’ve been directed to this page it probably means you’re uisng a weird and wonderful browser of your own choosing, or have disabled cookies yourself. When the expiry date is reached your computer deletes the cookie.


The Ministry tries to contain jpse at first, putting those affected into quarantine – in a mental asylum, no less. Also by Jose Saramago. There is no character development, no insights in the human nature, no hearts and minds in wording, no examining of values in I cannot begin to say how much I hate his book. Round up all the blind people, put them sarmaago what amounts to a concentration camp, and have soldiers shoot to kill sarmaago any of the blind inmates wanders across a line they can’t even see.

After this, the story went into a weird parable-like place. If you like to read an allegory that does get it right, read Camus. Happily ever after they go on. I have tired eyes and chronic fatigue, so I had to have a bookmark keep track of my reading line, or else there would be no way I could keep my place in this no-paragraph mess of meandering words.

Ensayo sobre la ceguera

Primo libro di maggio: He does try to make statements himself, all of which lack the lucid power of the voice you want to hear, for the good or bad. View all 12 comments. I would have given it two stars if not for a certain section two-thirds of the way through.