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The Resource Blindness, José Saramago ; translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero

Blindness, José Saramago ; translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero

Label
Blindness
Title
Blindness
Statement of responsibility
José Saramago ; translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • por
  • eng
Summary
"A city is struck by an epidemic of "white blindness." Authorities confine the blind to a vacant mental hospital secured by armed guards under instructions to shoot anyone trying to escape. Inside, the criminal element among the blind holds everyone captive, stealing food rations and assaulting women. There is one eyewitness to this nightmare who guides seven strangers--among them a boy with no mother, a girl with dark glasses, a dog of tears--through the barren streets, and the procession becomes as uncanny as the surroundings are harrowing. A magnificent parable of loss and disorientation and a vivid evocation of the horrors of the twentieth century, Blindness is a powerful portrayal of man's worst appetites and weaknesses--and man's ultimately exhilarating spirit"--Page 4 of cover
Member of
Summary
A city is hit by an epidemic of "white blindness" whose victims are confined to a vacant mental hospital, while a single eyewitness to the nightmare guides seven oddly assorted strangers through the barren urban landscape
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 1998.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 1998
  • New York Times Notable Book, 1998
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
053988
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Saramago, José
Dewey number
869.3/42
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
LC call number
PQ9281.A66
LC item number
E6813 1999eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
NLM call number
PQ 9281.A66 E59 1999
Reading level
8.1
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Pontiero, Giovanni
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blindness
  • FICTION / Literary
  • Blindness
Target audience
adult
Label
Blindness, José Saramago ; translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn748286273
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st Harvest ed.
Extent
1 online resource (327 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780547537597
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00031113
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
C06A6645-EFB6-4FC9-A187-D20CE092CDB5
Label
Blindness, José Saramago ; translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn748286273
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st Harvest ed.
Extent
1 online resource (327 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780547537597
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00031113
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
C06A6645-EFB6-4FC9-A187-D20CE092CDB5

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