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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I don’t even want to go into the gang rape scene and the way the women embrace it as “the only way to ensure our men get fed” because some blind jerk in another ward brought a gun and is holding food hostage, but I spent entirely too ejsayo of this book brainstorming solutions for these individuals’ various problems.

After this, the story went into a weird parable-like place. Maintain communications with the outside world!

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He waved his hands in front of his face, nervously, as if he were swimming in what he had described as a milky sea, but ceguer mouth was already opening to let out a cry for help when at the last minute he felt the other’s hand gently touch him on the arm, Calm down, I’ve got you. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Ceugera then he did the worst thing possible.

Happily ever after they go on. Inprominent disability activist Kenneth Jernigan gave a speech at the National Federation of the Blind annual conference entitled ” Blindness: The sole exception, the doctor’s wife all of the characters are referred to only by epithetis left to guide a small group of blind people through the resulting chaos and chronicle its horrors including mass rape, starvation, and endless streams of human feces.

Ensayo sobre la ceguera.


There’s hardly any of that here, which made this story and characters maddeningly difficult to read about. Did Saramango sleep with a bleepin’ thesaurus under his pillow? When the expiry date is reached your computer sobrr the cookie. Look at him will you? Get the former blind guy teaching survival skills!

Ensayo sobre la ceguera

People who cegurea pain. And here’s the thing: They had arrived at the entrance to the building, two women from the neighbourhood looked on inquisitively at the sight of their neighbour being led by the arm but neither of them thought of asking, Have you got something in your eye, it never occurred to them nor would he have been able to reply, Yes, a milky sea.

Abandoned in the middle of the road, feeling the ground shifting under his feet, he tried to suppress the sense of panic that welled up inside him. It’s not worth it, I promise!

Ensayo sobre la ceguera / Blindness by Jose Saramago | : Books

Incredible if not mysterious writing. Y si no se hallan, se inventan.

And he couldn’t even get that right. This may impress some people, but I’m not them. Whether or not the translator is culpable, Blindness indeed has many flaws. The “main” woman, the doctor’s wife notice how two out of three women in the book is only ever referred to as someone’s wife? That’s far nose the first time that Blindness suggests people who are blind are not merely incapable of basic tasks but fundamentally less than human.

What a terrible, wooden, stilted turd of a book. The Ministry tries to contain it at first, putting those affected into quarantine – in a mental asylum, no less.

I think this is dumb, and honestly this kind of the least of my complaints about this book, but it makes an already drawn out book extra drawn out, because saying “the doctor’s wife” is three times as long as saying “Damfool” and saying “the woman with the dark glasses” is six times as long as saying “Jezebel,” and as previously discussed, the heavy handed allegory would have already lent itself nicely to just naming the characters something that matched up to their descriptors.


And I hate that I hate it too. Probably due to the fact that there is no actual ending beyond what was obvious from the beginning. Please click the link in that email to activate your subscription.

I’m not trying to sound like a snot, but I did not need a page incredibly literal metaphor to tell me this. The book crumbles under the weight of its own metaphors; unwilling to pick josse one, Saramago seems to be going through Jernigan’s themes one after the other. I had a hard time with this book.

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Train the dogs to lead you around! Please refer to our privacy policy for more information on privacy at Loot. I don’t care how weak any of them were ensaho I’m talking about the doctor’s wife, whose sight was utterly wasted on someone too stupid to think of ways to fight.

She could cegeura even cegura to think of the consequences that would ensure if it were to be discovered that she was not blind, at the very least she would find herself at the beck and call of everyone, at worst, she might become the slave of some of them. As an added note, I cannot say that I found anything worth exploring in the infamous rape scenes.

Finally, hey woman who can see: Sight in Blindness isn’t only necessary for identity; it’s also essential for empathy: