Advanced Reading Copy of Blindness; Inscribed by Nobel Prize-Winning Author Jose Saramago

  • Blindness.



Item Number: 2629

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1997.

First edition, advanced reading copy. Octavo, original wrappers. Inscribed and dated by Jose Saramago on the half-title page. Near fine in wrappers. Translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero.

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 into film and was directed by Fernando Meirelles and starred Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo.

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