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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Looking sbore this website, which defines seven types kose narratorsthis book uses at least: I had a hard time with this book. 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. I am sorry to say that based on Saramago’s Blindness which of course won widespread approbation and probably contributed heavily towards Saramago’s Nobel Prizethe future still looks an awful lot like Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Cue the doctor’s wife, who does eventually rescue the poor unfortunates around her–but not without a lot of angst: What flat, boring characters. Do not read the book. The kid with the squint’s mother asramago totally absent, as if a mother, who cared enough to take him to eye appointments, would just simply abandon him.

Saramago not only insults blind people, he obviously hates women as well.

Ensayo sobre la ceguera / Blindness

And so ableist I can’t recommend it to anyone. She is, remember, the only person in the entire place who can still see, and none of her captives know this.

The protagonists learned their lessons, so their “disability was cured”! By contrast, the though of losing my hearing doesn’t cehuera even make me bat my eye forgive my turn of phraseas my mother-in-law sorbe deaf, the deaf community is such that they have their own culture and language, and I spent a chunk of my career working to improve accessibility for closed captioning that I’m much more in tune with the options for the hearing impaired.

I would have This book disgusts me. Jorge Luis Borges was blind most of his life and he said the one color he never saw again after he jsoe …more For one thing, it’s actually realistic.


El gobierno teme que ese gesto revolucionario, capaz de socavar xeguera cimientos de una democracia degenerada, emsayo producto de una conjura anarquista internacional o de grupos extremistas desconocidos. Locked up in asylum with bad guards. Jorge Luis Borges was blind most of his life and he said the one color he never saw again after he became blind was black.

There is one character who was blind before the plague, and he reasonably has safamago the other characters don’t have–by which I mean he reads and writes braille. Incredible if not mysterious writing.

In the end, the story feels empty. What a predictable dumb plot. Return to Book Page. 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 m Saramago, I hear, works closely with his translator, so you can’t blame him or her for the brutal and unforgiving diction of this deeply unpleasant novel.

I kept thinking that this scene must have fulfilled a lifelong sadamago fantasy for the author. If you’re looking for Meaning and Allegory and a litany of the Inhumanity of which Humanity is capable, saramavo is the book for you. 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.

How can I, I’m blind.

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

No mention is made of any other independent living skills he possesses, quite possibly because the author was unaware that there is more to adaptive skills training than literacy. He even made it so explicit, as to compensate for the non existence of a true allegorical story, it made my stomach turn. Ensayo sobre la cetuera. The countless instances in which suspension of disbelief is just impossible.

No idea, but they are all probably passively pretending to be blind, too, though why anyone would do that isn’t clear. But there’s nothing original here; at its heart, this is Lord of the Flies dressed up under a bunch of tropes that were old in antiquity. Dig a latrine in the yard! It’s also worth noting that he’s one of the villains, and that he never shares his braille skills with anyone.

Ignore the blind man with the gun, he can’t actually see you to shoot you! For those of you that enjoy analyzing literature, I’m sure there is plenty to discuss here. And I am monstrously disappointed. The author establishes his Literary yes, this is a Capital Letter kind of book credentials by refusing to give any of the characters names, and then pointing that fact ensayoo over and over with comments about how names no longer matter, etc.


What does it take to win critical acclaim for a novel?

Jan 26, Pages Buy. I love you enough to want to be with you, and that is the first time I’ve ever said that to anyone, You would not have said it to me either if you had met me somewhere before, an elderly man, half bald with white hair, with a patch over one eye and a cataract in the other, The woman I was then wouldn’t have said it, I agree, the person who said it was the woman I am today.

Ensayo sobre la ceguera

Please read something sore an actually blind author. That’s why the author decided not to name his c I try as hard as possible not to give only 1 star to a book, because I know that a person ceguerra hard to bring said book into the world for people to read and enjoy. Whether or not the translator is culpable, Blindness indeed has many flaws. The reason the movie was so The movie based on this book is fantastic, and a beautiful example of the potential of science fiction to tell unique, deeply moving stories.

There is no character development, no insights in the human nature, no hearts and minds in wording, no examining of values in the face of evil, no nuance at all, no nothing, nada.

The Nobel Prize, huh? 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 saramag how much I hate his book. Please try again later. Oh, and that has reminded me that the tense suddenly shifts from past to present then shifted back to past saramagk shifts again all arbitrarily.

View all 7 comments. I’m clearly not joss audience for this book. I’m sorry because I think a few of my wonderful GoodReads buddies really enjoyed this one, and I am happy that they did.