Ensaio Sobre a Cegueira [Blindness].

"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": First Edition of Ensaio Sobre a Cegueira; Signed by Jose Saramago

Ensaio Sobre a Cegueira [Blindness].



Item Number: 114658

Lisboa: Caminho, 1995.

First Portuguese edition and true first of the Nobel Prize-winning author’s masterpiece. Octavo, original wrappers. Signed by Jose Saramago on the title page. In near fine condition.

The Portugese writer Jose Saramago is the recipient of both the 1995 Camões Prize and 1998 Nobel Prize in Literature. Harold Bloom described Saramago as "the greatest living novelist" and considers him to be "a permanent part of the Western canon (Evans, 2002). Blindness is "[a]bounding in the perseverance and hope (and absurdity and horror) of everyday lives, Blindness is of the ages: profound by being elemental. It's a major contribution to Saramago's oeuvre. May he live to 100. He has more books to write." (The Houston Chronicle). "Blindness is the darkest and most concentrated of Saramago's books. With a grim, sometimes monotonously repetitive accumulation of detail, he constructs what in some respects could be a circle of Dantean hell...." (Los Angeles Times Sunday). Blindness was adapted to film and was directed by Fernando Meirelles and starred Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo.

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