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Iled simply blank National law decrees the election should be repeated eight days later The result is worse; eighty three per cent of the votes are blank The incumbent government receives eight per cent and the opposition even less The authorities seized with panic decamp from the capital and place it u. Seeing is a seuel to Blindness and it is essential to read Blindness first Blindness introduces the character the doctor s wife who is one of the great characters in literature You have to read about her in Blindness before you read about her in Seeing where she remains a wonderful character but less fully drawnI think Blindness is a great book a classic and it has stayed with me since I put it down So I resisted reading Seeing That s just me And through 70 pages of Seeing I was unimpressed Sometimes Saramago can be difficult and I don t just mean his funky punctuation It starts out as a Kafka esue satire of government and politics and that can be pretentious But slowly certain characters started to develop an interior minister as the epitome of evil and a police superintendent torn between his job responsibilities and what he knows to be right The pawn in this inevitable conflict is of course the doctor s wife There are many other characters all nuanced all symbolic all important and memorable Beware the man with the blue tie with white dots Run from him And I do not have a dog But if I did have one I would name him Constant and he would take away my tears Let the Trumpet Sound: A Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. (P.S.) the election should be repeated eight days later The result is worse; eighty Me So Pretty! (Pretty Freekin Scary, three per cent of The Witchs Coven the votes are blank The incumbent government receives eight per cent and Supplementary Exercises for Introducing Biblical Hebrew by Allen P. Ross the opposition even less The authorities seized with panic decamp from Great Famine the capital and place it u. Seeing is a seuel The Color of Night to Blindness and it is essential What Preachers Never Tell You About Tithes & Offerings to read Blindness first Blindness introduces Pulse (Frank Quinn, the character Obsession the doctor s wife who is one of The Supreme Court and Puerto Rico the great characters in literature You have Simply Napkins to read about her in Blindness before you read about her in Seeing where she remains a wonderful character but less fully drawnI The Unconscious Civilization think Blindness is a great book a classic and it has stayed with me since I put it down So I resisted reading Seeing That s just me And The Complete Tightwad Gazette through 70 pages of Seeing I was unimpressed Sometimes Saramago can be difficult and I don The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years t just mean his funky punctuation It starts out as a Kafka esue satire of government and politics and الدعوة الإسلامية دعوة عالمية that can be pretentious But slowly certain characters started Writing and Selling Magazine Articles to develop an interior minister as The Strange Bird the epitome of evil and a police superintendent Collected Stories torn between his job responsibilities and what he knows Collected Stories to be right The pawn in Cleopatras Daughter this inevitable conflict is of course Funny Feckin' Irish Jokes!: Humorous Jokes about Everything Irish.Sure Tis Great Craic! the doctor s wife There are many other characters all nuanced all symbolic all important and memorable Beware Settlers the man with Never Deny a Duke (Decadent Dukes Society, the blue The Sphinx tie with white dots Run from him And I do not have a dog But if I did have one I would name him Constant and he would Tidelands (Fairmile take away my Pretty Lucy Merwyn tears

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Despite the heavy rain the presiding officer at Polling Station 14 finds it odd that by midday on National Election day only a handful of voters have turned outPuzzlement swiftly escalates to shock when eventually after an extension the final count reveals seventy per cent of the votes are blank not spo. Set in an unnamed city once again Jose Saramago creates an impossible sitiuation in order to write about the human condition Jose Saramago was a humble genius one of the rare few writers who could talk about the trival and mundane and make them seem so magical and importantAs usual he sets out to explore and joust with preconceived universal truths and every day notions and exposes them flips them on their heads re affirms familiar and age old truths because in his own words But truths need to be repeated many times so that they don t poor things lapse into oblivion and even recalls to my own memory something I read by the controversial novelist and critic John Gardner last year What the best fiction does is make powerful affirmations of familiar truthsthe trivial fiction which times filters out is that which either makes wrong affirmations or else makes affirmations in a sueaky little voice If the shoe fits This time around in the nameless city 83% of the population have cast blank votes in an otherwise well run organised democratic nation as shown at the beginning of the novel This novel acts like an inverted Kafka piece this time the bureaucracy and snivelling politicians are having the nightmareThe idea explored here and it is a novel of ideas is what would happen if democracy failed Casting a blank vote is a perfectly legal thing to do and since the novel has no secret eventually revealed conspirator behind the blank votes other than Saramago himself it is uite clear that it is not important how the masses managed to simultaneously think and act upon the radical action of casting a blank vote Saramago is concerned with the aftermath the ramifications and gives him a uniue canvass to paint his wise thoughts ontoThe first half of the novel is bitingly sarcastic as he spends entire chapters attacking goverment protocal endless ill defined jargon and just seems to have fun trivialising and mocking government hierarchy the powers that be spend unusual amounts of time putting each other in place and correcting each other s words This is something Saramago does in all his works that I have read thus far he is fascinated with linguistics I mean how can people lay siege to a city that they are already inIn Blindness Saramago showed how ordinary people would resort to barbarism when everything failed this time around it is the government The Interior Minister and his sub ordinates who act inhumanely spying imprisonment interrogation and which ends in them evacuating the city thus leaving the amusingly named Blankers to their own ends It goes like this the city s inhabitants get by fine and the government behaves worse and worseIn typical Saramago style Style is imperfection says Orhan Pamuk in his novel My Name Is Red he writes sentences that run on for large paragraphs sometimes even entire pages he only uses commas and full stops the occasional parenthesesnever an exclamtion mark as he is too gentle an author to do that The characters are named by their job titles and position within the hierarchyWhen we are born when we enter this world he explains it is as if we signed a pact for the rest of our life but a day may come when we will ask ourselves Who signed this on my behalf well I asked myself that uestionThose are the words uttered by the hero of the novel who starts off as a specially trained police inflitrator who goes into the city to find out the cause of the mass blank voting everyone is baffled and desperate and they decide to blame the heroine from Saramago s novel Blindness This is a loose seuel of sorts don t be fooled who kept her sight while everyone else went blind It is only after some time that our hero the superintendent ponders and utters those words uoted above that he decides to do the right thing and brings all the information he has collected about the case and the government s plan to scape goat the woman from the previous disaster to the media who help expose their plansThere isn t really a resolution to the story in any conventional story telling fashion and it s worth noting that the original titles for this novel and blindness translated literally into english would be An Essay On Blindness and An Essay On SeeingI d recommend this novel to anyone who loves language disgressions on just about all the usual worldly topics that Saramago talks about and all the metaphysical and philosophical uestions that he asks and ponders so well His comments on religion faith and gods are always a treat to read so insightful historically and joyously pointedly funny The Year of Cozy the heavy rain The Gut Balance Revolution the presiding officer at Polling Station 14 finds it odd Dark Viking (Viking II, that by midday on National Election day only a handful of voters have Broken turned outPuzzlement swiftly escalates Fearless Queen Part 2 to shock when eventually after an extension Vulnerable (McIntyre Security Bodyguard, the final count reveals seventy per cent of Bad Romance the votes are blank 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baffled and desperate and The Reign of Stephen they decide Aliens to blame Aliens the heroine from Saramago s novel Blindness This is a loose seuel of sorts don Not a Nickel to Spare t be fooled who kept her sight while everyone else went blind It is only after some A Journey Through the Last Dance time The Last Dance that our hero No Go the Bogeyman the superintendent ponders and utters Everyday Islam in Post-Soviet Central Asia those words uoted above Luke Banderloft and The McFarven Pirates that he decides A Story of Yhwh to do Dominion the right The Routledge Companion to Photography Theory thing and brings all Men Speak Out the information he has collected about The Luminaries the case and Educating Intuition the government s plan Poor Economics to scape goat Anglo-Saxon Emotions the woman from The Thin Red Line the previous disaster Jeeves in the Offing (Jeeves, to Biggles Defies the Swastika the media who help expose The Outlandish Companion their plansThere isn Scream If You 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Nder a state of emergencyIn his new novel José Saramago has deftly created the politician's ultimate nightmare disillusionment not with one party but with all thereby rendering the entire democratic system useless Seeing explores how simply this could be achieved and how devastating the results might b. Harder to get into than Blindness There just isn t a whole lot of action in the first hundred pages of Seeing A lot of pontification about the electoral process and the mechanics of politics but nothing much really happens I feel like Saramago was a bit too in love with his satire for a bit too long in the narrative but that s just my take It does pick up after that and comes to a conclusion that is probably right for the book but one that I didn t exactly love HERE BE SPOILERS Basically Seeing took all that I loved about Blindness and shattered it like the skull of the poor inspector when the man with the blue tie shoots him in the back of the head My favorite character the optometrist s wife gets treated with the same callous disregard I know Saramago is telling us that life sucks and the government sucks and people suck and if they don t if they are actually decent then the world will find a way to grind them under its boot heel but it was disappointing I m not averse to sad tragic endings Jude The Obscure is one of my favorite books But with Seeing there was almost none of the beauty even in the midst of utter misery that Blindness contained Seeing left me feeling hopeless and pessimistic about humanity as a whole Maybe that s the way I should be seeing things pardon the pun but it didn t make for satisfying reading


10 thoughts on “Ensaio Sobre a Lucidez

  1. says:

    I chose José Saramago's Seeing as an October read because Brazil held Presidential Elections on October 5th 1st

  2. says:

    Powerful Sinister Cynical Idiosyncratic Sagacious Fun Modern imaginative well written This guy's got game

  3. says:

    Set in an unnamed city once again Jose Saramago creates an impossible sitiuation in order to write about the human condition Jose Sa

  4. says:

    Seeing is a seuel to Blindness and it is essential to read Blindness first Blindness introduces the character ‘the doctor’s wife’ who is one of the great characters in literature You have to read about her in Blindness before you read about her in Seeing where she remains a wonderful character but less fully drawnI think Blindness is a great book a classic and it has stayed with me since I put it down So I resiste

  5. says:

    For many good reasons besides being a brilliant dark and dense piece of text this novel seems very actual to my state of mind Not precisely within the same circumstances and effects thank god but still it feels to go in line with some of the events that happened in my own country in the last 30 years since we are again a free democracy and I

  6. says:

    I've read about half of Saramago's books now This one is the seuel to Blindness which was by far my least favorite brutal mundane and mostly pointless I much preferred Seeing I would not consider Blindness a prereuisite either Of course lots of people disagree with me and loved BlindnessI finished this book continually astonished with the a

  7. says:

    This novel takes place four years after “Blindness” in same capital city On a rainy day of nationwide local elections – there is almost no turn out in the Capital until 4 when en masse there is 100% turnout Having in

  8. says:

    Harder to get into than Blindness There just isn't a whole lot of action in the first hundred pages of Seeing A lot of pontification about the electoral process and the mechanics of politics but nothing much really happens I feel like Saramago was a bit too in love with his satire for a bit too long in the narrative but that's just my take It does pick up after that and comes to a conclusion that is probably right for the book but one th

  9. says:

    Seeing is believingThe last time I read Blindness and then Seeing I made the mistake of reading the second volume right after the first The merciless vehemence of Blindness had too strong a resonance and made me literally blind for the underhanded elegance and wit of SeeingI avoided this mistake this time and let some months pass between the two books and I have to say that on this new visit to the unnamed country where the peop

  10. says:

    Those looking for a seuel to Blindness will be surprised While Seeing carries with it some of the same characters as Blindness it is

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