By Jose Saramago

A urban is hit via a pandemic of "white blindness" which spares not anyone. experts confine the ignorant of an empty psychological medical institution, yet there the felony point holds everybody captive, stealing nutrients rations and raping girls. there's one eyewitness to this nightmare who publications seven strangers-among them a boy with out mom, a woman with darkish glasses, a puppy of tears-through the barren streets, and the procession turns into as uncanny because the atmosphere are harrowing. an impressive parable of loss and disorientation and a brilliant evocation of the horrors of the 20th century, Blindness has swept the analyzing public with its strong portrayal of man's worst appetites and weaknesses-and man's finally exhilarating spirit. The stunningly robust novel of man's will to outlive opposed to all odds, by way of the winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize for Literature.

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So long as they go on supplying us with food, for we cannot live without it, this is like being in a hotel. By contrast, what a torment it would be for a blind man out there in the city, yes, a real torment. Stumbling through the streets, everyone fleeing at the very sight of him, his family in a panic, terrified of approaching him, a mother's love, a child's love, a myth, they would probably treat me just as I am treated in this place, lock me up in a room and, if I was very lucky, leave a plate outside the door.

The idea, aired at the outset, that someone should assume responsibility for each ward, might have helped, who knows? to solve these difficulties and others, alas, more serious, on condition however, that the authority of the person in charge, undeniably fragile, undeniably precarious, undeniably called into question at every moment, should be clearly exercised for the benefit of all and as such be acknowledged by the majority. Unless we succeed in this, she thought, we shall end up murdering one another in here.

Then, remembering the strict orders they had been given, he yelled, Get back, this is infectious. The soldiers drew back, terrified, but continued to watch the pool of blood that was slowly spreading in the gaps between the small cobblestones in the path. Do you think the man's dead, asked the sergeant, He must be, the shot struck him right in the face, replied the soldier, now pleased with the obvious demonstration of the accuracy of his aim. At that moment, another soldier shouted nervously, Sergeant, sergeant, look over there.

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