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Blindness (Harvest Book)

Author : Jose Saramago

No food, no water, no government, no obligation, no order.

Discover a 
chillingly powerful and prescient dystopian vision from one of Europe’s greatest writers.

A driver waiting at the traffic lights goes blind. An ophthalmologist tries to diagnose his distinctive white blindness but is affected before he can read the textbooks.
It becomes a contagion, spreading throughout the city. Trying to stem the epidemic, the authorities herd the afflicted into a mental asylum where the wards are terrorized by blind thugs. And when fire destroys the asylum, the inmates burst forth and the last links with a supposedly civilized society are snapped.

This is not anarchy, this is blindness.

‘Saramago repeatedly undertakes to unite the pressing demands of the present with an unfolding vision of the future. This is his most apocalyptic, and most optimistic, version of that project yet’ Independent


Edition : Reprint
Format : Paperback


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Condition : Poor
ISBN13 : 9780156007757
ISBN : 0156007754
Date Published : 1999
Publisher : Harvest Books

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