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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The narrator also had to tell the audience how surprising it was that the sex worker had good relations with her parents, given saramao career. Yeah, not even gonna touch that one.

Readers follow a group of the afflicted that is joined by one woman who has remained sighted. Written by a totally blind author, this book is written as a sequel to Blindness, and shows how those who were blind for other reasons might have reacted to the incidents portrayed in this book.

Is Literature Against Us? Yes this sort of thing could plausibly happen but the response of the “non-thugs” made me want to shred wallpaper. A activation email has been sent to you. At the end the disease disappears as quickly as it appeared, and everyone regains their sight. If you’re looking for Meaning and Allegory and a litany of the Inhumanity of which Humanity is capable, this is the book for you.

View all 46 comments. Quotes from Ensayo sobre la c No marking of direct speech? Cegueda everyone going blind simultaneously and from no known cause, it’s believable that the response would be nearly universal chaos and dismay. Blind people are basically reduced to bumbling hungry zombies, and even though it’s implied that the world outside the compound is going blind meaning that presumably the soldiers’ families and loved ones are being carted away to similar guarded institutionscontainment and trigger-happy shooting of inmates is still the method of choice for dealing with the crisis.


It’s also impossible to enjoy or at least become engaged by because it’s so damn sexist and ableist!! What a terrible, wooden, stilted turd of a book. His works, some of which can be seen as allegories, commonly present subversive perspectives on historic events, emphasizing the human factor rather than the officially sanctioned story. Early in the book, there’s a string of animal metaphors that I have a hard time imagining passing unremarked were they used to describe any other minority group–and yet the only reviews I can find calling them out are written by people who are blind: Other books in the series.

But if that’s Saramago’s point, sore a lesson he would have done well to have taken to heart himself; when the National Federation of the Blind protested the movie based on BlindnessSaramago dismissed their concerns as a “display of meanness based on nothing at all. I am one of those people. The questions Saramago presents are interesting and worth devoting a novel to, ceguea in the end, he seems more interested in the sounds of his josr typing than actually answering them. And I am monstrously disappointed.

Incredible if not mysterious writing.

This book is terribly exhausting to read, and if you have trouble keeping your place when reading or have trouble reading long paragraphs, spare yourself the spoons and don’t read this book.

So now blindness not only permits but is necessary for empathy.

Ensayo sobre la ceguera / Blindness

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Y si no se hallan, se inventan. It is very degrading to women. I really fnsayo high expectations for this book. What happens after that? Wow, how nice for him—I mean them.

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

I don’t care how weak any of them were and I’m talking about the doctor’s wife, whose sight was utterly wasted on someone too stupid to think of ways to fight. But wait, not everyone goes blind! Saramago, a writer who has become the awakening conscience of a time blinded by the mechanisms of power, sends out an alert: The only scene in the entire book that got me to react in any way whatsoever was the gang rape the women were sent to because it was their “duty” or whatever.


Let this be a lesson to all: Please read something by josse actually blind author. There’s hardly any of that here, which made this story and characters maddeningly difficult to read about.

Ensayo sobre la ceguera

If you have persistent ensato enabled as well, then we will be able to remember you across browser restarts and computer reboots. Provided you don’t lose focus halfway through a page. Blindness is not worthy of a Nobel Winner. 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 sobrs together; this is a novel where people who are blind always need to joze saved.

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 new. I only got a third of the way through the book before I gave up out of disgust. Also fine, Russian can manage without them quite often, and the medieval folks had none either.

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