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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Stay in Touch Sign up. The countless instances in which suspension of disbelief is just impossible. The addled narrator gimmick is perhaps the least offensive of the author’s many ticks — there’s pa creativity here — but it’s still often annoying and, yes, pretentious. Stretching out his hands, he groped his way along the corridor, then he came back cautiously, turning his head in the direction where he calculated the other fellow would be, How can I thank you, he said, It was the least I could do, said the good Samaritan, no need to thank me, and added, Do you want me to help you to get settled and ceugera you company until your wife arrives.

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

Saramago has her feel the gun in her hand and think about this—and then he has her decide not to take it. It is the responses of the characters that are beyond belief, it is the disgust that we still have these myths that women secretly enjoy rape and abuse and irritation that an author who is considered a good writer could fail so completely to create a realistic response to this situation.

It’s also impossible to enjoy or at least become engaged by because it’s so damn sexist and ableist!! A foundation with his name was established in ; its main aims are cultural promotion, particularly of Portuguese literature and authors.

And of course the auther spends more than 5 pages on the rape and whoring of the cardboard female characters who give in to the request after like five minutes, like obedient gals from the s.


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It’s a shame that he punishes the reader so much – not only does he eschew quotes, but he also nearly completely avoids using paragraph breaks and indentation making it read like a sick version of a Beckett play: A large part of this, I think, had to do with his portrayal of women. The writing could’ve been much more interesting if it were written at least a little bit from an audio perspective, like in Bird Box which was great in that aspect.

Critics praise this book for confronting the horrors of the 20th century.

I try as hard as possible not to give ensago 1 star to a book, because I know that a person worked hard to bring said book into the world for people to read and enjoy. I read medieval Slavic texts 7,5 hours a day at work, and they sobr figured that little piece sadamago wisdom out either, so I’m used to it.

Kundera does the same, only he is better at his annoying interruptions. Of course, I don’t expect the experience of the magically blinded inhabitants of his allegory to match those of people who are blind in the real world. Published March 10th by punto de lectura first published This zeal suddenly struck the blind man cegguera being suspect, obviously he would not invite a complete stranger to come in who, after all, might well be plotting at that very moment how to overcome, tie up and gag the poor defenceless blind man, and then lay hands on anything of value.

What flat, boring characters. I saw so many 5-star reviews just from the people on my GR list that I had to read it now. I’m sorry because I think a few of my wonderful GoodReads buddies really enjoyed this one, and I am happy that they did.

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. Ignore the blind man with the gun, he can’t actually see you to shoot you!


What’s the Name o View all 9 comments. The movie based on this book is fantastic, and a beautiful example of the potential of science fiction to tell unique, deeply moving stories.

Let’s be glad of our good fortune at still having a pair of seeing eyes with us here, the last pair left, if they are extinguished one day, I don’t even want to think about it, then the thread which links us to that human mankind would be broken.

This probably started the magical cure trope, I don’t know. The fact that the author was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature does nothing so much as remind me of the intensely political nature of the Nobel Prize in Literature selections, more notable for those whom they snub than for those awarded.

We are experiencing technical difficulties. As an added note, I cannot say that I found anything worth exploring xeguera the infamous rape scenes. What gets me is not the rape or that the author thinks it would occur in this situation.

Humanity certainly has its dark and grotesque side, but all that goes along with our cegusra to adapt, to innovate, to think and to problem-solve. By the end, the young girl with the dark glasses has given up occasional prostitution and is shacking up with the old man with the eye patch. That’s why the author decided not to name his characters? If he weren’t the only previously blind character in the entire novel, this wouldn’t be a problem.

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