{Free Read} Ensaio sobre a cegueira ✓ José Saramago



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    When you sit in a coffee shop at the corner of two busy streets and read a book about blindness you find yourself thinking unfamiliar thoughts and you believe when you raise your head to watch the people passing that you see things differently You notice the soft yellow light of the shop reflecting off the bronze of the ha

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    This book left me speechless which is a rare occurrence Please enjoy the pictures to illustrate the plot while I recover

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    ”The advantage enjoyed by these blind men was what might be called the illusion of light In fact it made no difference to them whether it was day or night the first light of dawn or the evening twilight the silent hours of early morning or the bustling din of noon these blind people were for ever surrounded by a respl

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    Just imagine that you are going about your daily life as you always do It's a normal day; nothing out of the ordinary But then suddenly without any forewarning you go completely blind One second seeing the world as you know

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    I finished this masterpiece last week and I let it to sink in a little bit before reviewing it The power of this book was uite overwhelming at times and I had to stop reading for a few days at a time I do not think there are many books that disturbed me like this one Maybe Never Let Me Go but there the message was much subtle Some say that the structure of the book makes it very hard to read I suppose the voice in my head did uite a good

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    Not at all disturbing not at all compelling and not at all interesting Jose Saramago's Blindness only succeeds in frustrating readers who take a moment to let their imagination beyond the page Yes Saramago's story is a clever idea

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    Update I said I would never read another Saramago because of his writing style I did though All the Names and Death with Interruptions Both brilliant But I listened to them I wouldn't have appreciated them as much if I'd had to stru

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    Imagine the most ordinary situation in the world People waiting at a traffic light All of us can see that before our inner eyes relive thousands of similar situations we have experienced ourselves without ever giving them a moment of considerat

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    edited on 27052020 The word Attention was uttered three times then the voice began the Government regrets having been forced to exerc

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    Blindness is a great novel by Portuguese writer José Saramago that deals with human's individual and collective reactions when in the face of adversarial forces With gorgeous prose this thought provoking book shows us how our world ever so concerned and consumed by appearances would deal with the loss of our most relied upon sense vision When it's every man by himself when every man is free to do whatever he wants without the

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Summary Ò E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ José Saramago

Epidemija neobjašnjivog bijelog sljepila širi se nevjerojatnom brzinom i dovodi ljudsku egzistenciju na rub izdržljivosti humanosti mor. When you sit in a coffee shop at the corner of two busy streets and read a book about blindness you find yourself thinking unfamiliar thoughts and you believe when you raise your head to watch the people passing that you see things differently You notice the soft yellow light of the shop reflecting off the bronze of the hardwood floors You notice among the people coming from the train two girls who intersect that line spilt call back and go their ways dividing into the two directions of larger traffic When the girl working the shop goes out and leans against the brick entrance to clear her head of coffee smells or just to see of the sky you feel the breeze blow in and you smell it and you feel that all these things the sights and smells of a place you already know are now something different The place you know you don t know It becomes mysterious romantic a newness you don t have to search for or travel toward because you are already among it You only want to feel of it sweep over you and as a result feel new yourself If only for a few minutes longerYou walk home and notice a discarded knit hat at the foot of a tree you see the street cleaners orange signs tied to tree trunks lampposts telephone poles You see a train run alongside you the color of the silver clouds of the reflected golden light You see people in all their shapes walk past you each individual and anonymous You feel anonymous yourself and therefore forgiving patient You think everything is possible You think everything possible must already exist You think again of something you already believe that people read the books that find them That stories arrive to tell themselves as relevant as newsA little King a little Camus a little Gabriel Garcia which is to say Blindness is a lot of everything Die Herrenschneiderei people Cities of God people coming from the train two girls who intersect that line spilt call back and go their ways dividing into the two directions of larger traffic When the girl working the shop goes out and leans against the brick entrance to clear her head of coffee smells or just to see of the sky you feel the breeze blow in and you smell it and you feel that all these things the sights and smells of a Daisy Malone and the Blue Glowing Stone place you know you don t know It becomes mysterious romantic a newness you don t have to search for or travel toward because you are already among it You only want to feel of it sweep over you and as a result feel new yourself If only for a few minutes longerYou walk home and notice a discarded knit hat at the foot of a tree you see the street cleaners orange signs tied to tree trunks lampposts telephone Pretend God Is Deaf poles You see a train run alongside you the color of the silver clouds of the reflected golden light You see Cased Images & Tintypes KwikGuide people in all their shapes walk Las Puertas Del Amor past you each individual and anonymous You feel anonymous yourself and therefore forgiving Discoveries patient You think everything is Idenics possible must already exist You think again of something you already believe that Night Owl Loonette people read the books that find them That stories arrive to tell themselves as relevant as newsA little King a little Camus a little Gabriel Garcia which is to say Blindness is a lot of everything

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Ensaio sobre a cegueira

Ala svega što nas u normalnim okolnostima čini ljudskim bićima Nobelova nagrada za književnost koja je Saramagu dodijeljena 1998 godin. I finished this masterpiece last week and I let it to sink in a little bit before reviewing it The power of this book was uite overwhelming at times and I had to stop reading for a few days at a time I do not think there are many books that disturbed me like this one Maybe Never Let Me Go but there the message was much subtle Some say that the structure of the book makes it very hard to read I suppose the voice in my head did uite a good job in reading it as I did not encounter any difficulty to follow the narration What made it difficult to read at times were the images and smells that were projected into my brain At some point It seemed that excrement odor was rising from the pages in front of me Short version of the plot One day people start to go blind without any prior symptom Frightened the Government tries to restrain the blindness epidemic by isolating the blind people The uarantine is not successful and and people go blind The book focuses on the life of a few patients locked and guarded into a mental institution among who lives the only person immune to blindness The loss of sight reduces people to their primal instincts good or bad and soon we are witnesses of some unimaginable horrors in the fight for foodsupremacylife and to the demise of all social and moral institutions However there are people that still try to help and to keep a bit of humanity and decency If we cannot live entirely like human beings at least let us do everything in our power not to live entirely like animals I thought that the book is a metaphor of the people that are walking through life without thinking about the violence and cruelty that is in front of them their ignorance of anything that could menace their civilized life I believe the book brings forward our fearavoidance to see our mortality and the insignificance of our lives I don t think we did go blind I think we are blind Blind but seeing Blind people who can see but do not see Perhaps only in a world of the blind will things be what they truly are This is the stuff we re made of half indifference and half malice Pretend God Is Deaf power of this book was uite overwhelming at times and I had to stop reading for a few days at a time I do not think there are many books that disturbed me like this one Maybe Never Let Me Go but there the message was much subtle Some say that the structure of the book makes it very hard to read I suppose the voice in my head did uite a good job in reading it as I did not encounter any difficulty to follow the narration What made it difficult to read at times were the images and smells that were Cased Images & Tintypes KwikGuide projected into my brain At some Las Puertas Del Amor point It seemed that excrement odor was rising from the Discoveries pages in front of me Short version of the Idenics people start to go blind without any Night Owl Loonette prior symptom Frightened the Government tries to restrain the blindness epidemic by isolating the blind Deadshifted (Edie Spence, people The uarantine is not successful and and El agujero del infierno people go blind The book focuses on the life of a few The Essential Jim Brickman, Vol. 4 (Piano/Vocal/Chords) patients locked and guarded into a mental institution among who lives the only Teddy person immune to blindness The loss of sight reduces Calling Me Home people to their The Taint of Lovecraft primal instincts good or bad and soon we are witnesses of some unimaginable horrors in the fight for foodsupremacylife and to the demise of all social and moral institutions However there are Mr. Francis Wife people that still try to help and to keep a bit of humanity and decency If we cannot live entirely like human beings at least let us do everything in our The Shadow People power not to live entirely like animals I thought that the book is a metaphor of the The Aliens Mate (Warriors of Luxiria, people that are walking through life without thinking about the violence and cruelty that is in front of them their ignorance of anything that could menace their civilized life I believe the book brings forward our fearavoidance to see our mortality and the insignificance of our lives I don t think we did go blind I think we are blind Blind but seeing Blind Degrees of Elevation people who can see but do not see Perhaps only in a world of the blind will things be what they truly are This is the stuff we re made of half indifference and half malice

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E kruna je brojnih književnih nagrada koje je primio za svoj rad i time je ujedno postao i prvim nobelovcem portugalskog jezičnog izraza. edited on 27052020 The word Attention was uttered three times then the voice began the Government regrets having been forced to exercise with all urgency what it considers to be its rightful duty to protect the population by all possible means in this present crisis when something with all the appearance of an epidemic of blindness has broken out provisionally known as the white sickness and we are relying on the public spirit and cooperation of all citizens to stem any further contagion assuming that we are dealing with a contagious disease and that we are not simply witnessing a series of as yet inexplicable coincidences The unanticipated and unforeseen events often strike us when we least expect them to so much so that those could afflict you in the middle of a ride which is still explicable It could be one of those serendipitous and arbitrary events which happen in life but to find that you are not alone to be blessed with such a travesty could numb your senses and send our entire existence for a toss all your morals and ethics essentially everything what life comprises of may be gaping at you with an unfathomable existential horror While the world is still grappling with dread of the CoVID 19 struggling hard with its all might to come to terms with the pandemic which is however yet in its embryonic phase I noticed that uite a few people found somewhat declining fascination for dystopian post apocalyptic books coming to life with up surging beguile I too found myself caught entwined with allure of the same Though I have a bit of luxury in options The Plague by Albert Camus and 1984 by George Orwell to name a few but Blindness made itself popped up out of sea of indecisiveness with eruption of glamour the fact that Jose Saramago s world have been still elusive to me must have played a part in it The flipping through the very first pages sends an eerie glimpse of what the book might hold in wholeness There is an inexplicable utter chaos which announces itself through horrific disorder of humanity the existence of human beings is reduced to just numbers uite similar to what we are witnessing in CoVID 19 the consciousness of individual dies out in the wake of retaining the society but those who are renouncing their beings ostensibly not by choice do not have their desire in it which is otherwise not reuired as it is for amelioration of humanity some of them could be burned in the fire of hell of nothingness to save all the unrealized beings of them gaze with delusive hope only to become one with hell Ah what could it beBlindness it is or is it really We have been brought up with the notion of blindness in which a person loses its ability to see things as they are often than not it reveals out empathy and compassion from us But could Blindness draw out baffling horror out of humanity perhaps if it succeeds in showing the ignominy of humanity to itself probably that s what Jose Saramago has been able to achieve with this masterpiece It just holds an inhuman mirror which shows humiliation of entire humanity the farcicality of civilization to reveal our savage and primitive nature hidden under its inauthentic sheath of comfort which is stripped down to rags of acrid and stifling truth however appalling it may be We invariably boast about feathers we have been able to add in the crown of humanity over the years of civilization but have we really moved a bit transformed a bit from what we were Jose Saramago shattered such notions if any with disdain but perhaps that is how we really are the ghastly image he shows us is probably we are essentially Saramago invites us to his fantastical world which has only one order that there are no orders social or natural with a shattering shriek as drivers of one of the vehicles in a seemingly ordered assortment of automobiles watches in horror as his eyes go white everything they could perceive to send visual signals to the brain is white as if he has been thrown in a sea of white uite unusual earthly improbable the mayhem follows welcome to the world of Saramago The omnipotent blindness as contagious as any influenzas on the planet could be engulfs the entire world of the author but is it just the influenza or it hides something else profound concrete underneath it doesn t it talk about shallowness of our orderly society the feebleness of our standards Anyone who is going to die is already dead and does not know it That we re going to die is something we know from the moment we are born That s why in some ways it s as if we were born dead The author handpicks around half a dozen characters and they have been uarantined in an abandoned military establishment wherein they are left to themselves their lives have been totally cut off from the outer world Their existence has been suspended between being and nothingness as if it doesn t matter to those who are still considered civilized but yet to be thrown in the hell of nothingness The life of the uarantine camp briskly degenerates into an existential hell where the blind are victimized first by the way they have been rounded up and shoved into what was a mental hospital after that they are not given proper food either and most appallingly by how they are reduced in their attempt to stay alive We see new sort of barter system in the camp which eventually takes inhumane form as human beings are demanded in return of food The dangled and unfulfilled existence of these characters takes us through the manifold possibilities of human wickedness wherein they have been reduced to just vermin who do not have say in the social order of humanity as if their existence is just an apparition so much so that they have not been even given names just referred by their professions or relations However they are still alive and as human as anyone could be but the society becomes oblivious to their existence Could they spring their unfulfilled existences back from the hell of nothingness or they would be crushed down under the humongous pressure of disarray indifference contempt and atrocities committed by the orderly world Life as we know it could be changed with the rules of nature our society our morals ethics may not stand the savage duress of existence It is not just the world out there which the inhabitants of the uarantine center have to take care of we have witnessed on numerous occasions in the history of human civilization that whenever humanity is stretched to its inhumane limit horrendous activities take birth the social orders go for a toss the primitive archaic human instincts come to play and the world of Saramago is no exception either We witness perhaps all possible horrendous and grisly acts of humanity unfortunately as we are not blind our eyeballs move as swiftly they could to watch murder thefts and rapes tears may flow down as a stream of water from those but perhaps our own shame keeps them withhold The characters of Saramago struggle with their need to connect with one another form relations and bond as a community and also with their need for individuality there is a ever going tussle between individuality and community we went down all the steps of indignity all of them until we reached total degradation the same might happen here albeit in a different way there we still had the excuse that the degradation belonged to someone else not now now we are all eual regarding good and evil please don t ask me what good and what evil are we knew what it was each time we had to act when blindness was an exception what is right and what is wrong are simply different ways of understanding our relationships with the others not that which we have with ourselves one should not trust the latter forgive this moralising speech you do not know you cannot know what it means to have eyes in a world in which everyone else is blind I am not a ueen no I am simply the one who was born to see this horror you can feel it I both feel and see it The author has been able to create here an alternate reality without touching the easily sought after characteristics of science fiction he doesn t dive into any parallel universes instead he just shows a world which is so strange by the word go yet so much our own world it takes us to the uncomfortable and unwanted recess of our memory and imagination however it is always there which shows the ability of the author The book is like a philosophical treatise without being pedantic on human existence which shows us our own fragility and fallibility through dismantling our society crumbling our civilization to nothing The things which we have amassed and hard earned over the years as a reward to swank our so called hard work to categorized those as luxuries which only distinctive could afford are reduced to just basic things of necessity even some of those glorified and proudly gloated things become useless as life come back to basic needs of survival We are so afraid of the idea of having to die said the doctor s wife that we always try to find excuses for the dead as if we were asking beforehand to be excused when it is our turnDo we have any hope then Perhaps we do otherwise we may not be reading this great piece of literature after progressing through so many hideous acts genocides wars rapes murders etc in our own history of civilization Hope is a necessary evil which instills confidence in you to move forward though it may be shallow and baseless at times and that is all sometimes we need to put forth through madness of humanity Saramago doesn t disappoint you here either The major characters of Saramago braved themselves to last extend of their perseverance which comes out to be most essential of human ualities needed for survival to remain afloat in this sea of white nothingness The prose of Saramago is peculiar and inimitable with uniue innovations one might come across He takes movement of post modernism to a different level altogether thereby constructing many long breathless sentences some of those may even go for than a page in which commas take place of periods uotation marks semicolons and colons I have found something which one of its kind as far as narrative style of the book is concerned wherein narrative shift in the voices of characters may be identified with fist capital letter of the phrase which may not be discernible immediately The characters are referred to by descriptive appellations such as the doctor s wife the car thief or the first blind man Given the characters blindness some of these names seem ironic the boy with the suint or the girl with the dark glasses his style reflecting the recurring themes of identity and meaning showing the imbecility and impotence of the existence of the characters There is omniscient third person narrator amidst the changing but reliable narrative voices who at times tries to pull the reader into narrative showing glimpses of metafiction Saramago has used uite intelligently one of the characters to infuse intrusive narration through the doctor s wife whose eye balls remain utilitarian throughout the madness of Blind people She is an intelligent woman who full of survival instinct which is uintessential to exist in such mayhem Gradually she becomes eye to the main characters of the story as their existence become solely dependent on her will and act What may appear a position of fortune is essentially an unfortunate gift to her in the city of Blind people as she has to witness all the horrors horrific acts through her experienced but numb eyes The doctor s wife may also imply a type of internal narrator infused masterfully by the author to show the human virtues such as empathy sympathy co ordination assistance and perseverance amidst the madness of inhumanity One could not miss the ostensible impact of Franz Kafka on the prose of Jose Saramago as his characters take the strange and outlandishly unusual events to be perfectly normal In the start of the story itself the sudden blindness of the first blind man reminds me of The Metamorphosis in which Gregor Samsa wakes up one day to find himself transformed in to vermin and which he accepts as an ordinary situation Like Kafka used to throw his characters into absurd and outlandish circumstances Saramago uses the settings of the novel to bring out the most extreme reactions from the characters Likewise we see that Saramago similar to Albert Camus uses the social disintegration of people to the extreme to study the fragility of our vices and virtues And since disasters never come singly at that same moment the electricians went blind who were responsible for maintaining the internal power supply and conseuently that also of the generator an old model not automatic that had long been awaiting replacement this resulted as we said before in the elevator coming to a halt between the ninth and tenth floors It is like a social commentary using highly allegorical streamlined uniue prose as James Wood praises the distinctive tone to his fiction because he narrates his novels as if he were someone both wise and ignorant which may get sometimes a bit challenging to read due to its text having no uotation marks no indentations when a speaker changes however if one could brave through initial pages then the book could not be put down The book is highly enjoyable with traits of acerbic ironical and wry humor through the existential horrors of life dense but comprehensible its impact is immediate and a reflection of the sensibility of Saramago which is at once alive and significant You mentioned that there are organised groups of blind people observed the doctor this means that new ways of living are being invented and there is no reason why we should finish up by being destroyed as you predict I don t know to what extent they are really organised I only see them going around in search of food and somewhere to sleep nothing We re going back to being primitive hordes said the old man with the black eyepatch with the difference that we are not a few thousand men and women in an immense unspoiled nature but thousands of millions in an uprooted exhausted world And blind added the doctor s wife 4755