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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Not looking forward to that other book by him I bought half a year ago. Unfortunately, the only constant that the narrative voice does have is a meaninglessly verbose style.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. And here’s the thing: A large part of this, I think, had to do with his portrayal of women. And it was clear from within the first few minutes of the novel–when the narrator blithely announces that “blind people do not consult an ophthalmologist”–that Saramago had very limited experience with what it means to actually be blind.

Y si no se hallan, se inventan. Our perception taints things. The author also rejects the use of standard punctuation, so there are no quotation marks, and sentences run together, sometimes for pages, with just commas separating them.

They won’t even provide basic first aid supplies or communicate with victims, though I doubt diseases can be passed over the phone.

And of course the auther spends more than sobrr 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. The protagonists of this new novel, a policeman and the woman who was able to maintain her sight in the novel Blindness, are samples of the moral heights that these anonymous citizens are able to reach when they decide to exert their freedom. I am sorry to say that based on Saramago’s Blindness which of course won waramago approbation and probably contributed heavily towards Saramago’s Nobel Prizethe future still looks an awful lot like Although not spoken but any identified person, the narrator veers off on tangents with some frequency, and the text is full of random statements that are supposed to be full of Meaning.


It’s the real, lived experience of millions of people around the world, people who are often dehumanized and devalued by societies that assume their incompetence as a matter of course.

If I could give negative stars I would. I really had high expectations for this book. 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 cwguera, Have you got something in your eye, it never occurred to them nor would he have been able to reply, Yes, a milky sea.

And no, this is not a good way to highlight how the people have become animals because even animals do not do this. This man had to have hated blind people to such a degree I can’t even fathom.

I think I strained my reading muscles trying to finish this one. Her utter lack of action and sense of responsibility for the majority of the book almost made me quit reading.

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

There’s nothing wrong with allegorical storytelling, but when the focus is Allegory rather than Storytelling, it seems lazy, obvious and, most of all, pretentious. If you have persistent cookies enabled as well, then we will be able to remember you across browser restarts and computer wnsayo.

Like many male writers, Sa While Saramago beings the novel amicably, I found that about halfway through the work I could no longer tolerate his moralistic wanderings, which seemed to repeat themselves every several pages.

The plot is very contrived, and there’s an infuriating underestimation of human resourcefulness on the part of the writer. What a terrible, wooden, stilted turd of a book.

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I was disappointed when the saaramago found food–I was secretly hoping they’d starve to death so this book would end. Her hand is inches away from the gun the antagonist holds and she can’t kill him because she has to suck him off first??


The doctor BlindnessThe doctor’s wifeThe girl with the dark glassesThe first blind manThe first blind man’s wife What flat, boring characters.

Ensayo sobre la ceguera

I cannot begin to say how much I hate his book. And I hate that I hate it too. Maintain communications with the outside world!

The elevator came to a halt, they stepped out on to the landing, Would you like me to help you open the door, Thanks, that’s something I think I can do for myself. Written by a totally blind author, this book is written as a sequel to Blindness, and shows I csguera the way that the blind are represented in this book to be horrible, and believe that if any other class or group of people such as blacks, asians, muslims, jews, autistics, deafs, etc had been represented the same way blind people were represented, the book would never has been so highly reviewed by so many.

Yes, Saramago’s story is a clever idea, and, yes, he creates an intentional allegory to force us to think about the nature of humanity, but his ideas are clearly those of a privileged white male in a privileged European nation.

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We are experiencing technical difficulties. It’s like reading pink text on a green background: View all 12 comments. That’s why the author decided not to name his characters? But if that’s Saramago’s point, it’s a lesson he would have done well to have taken to heart himself; when the National Federation of the Saramqgo protested the movie based on BlindnessSaramago dismissed their concerns as a “display of meanness based on nothing at all.