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Blindness by  Jose SARAMAGO - Signed First Edition - 1997 - from Argosy Book Store (SKU: 255579)

Blindness

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Blindness

by SARAMAGO, Jose

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New York: Harcourt, 1997. First. hardcover. near fine/fine. Translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero . 8vo, printed wrappers. N.Y.: Harcourt Brace, (1999). First American Edition. Fine.<br/><br/> The tips of the upper corners are bent on the cover & first few pages, but essentially a fine copy. Autographed by Saramago on the title page.<br/><br/>

Synopsis

A city is hit by an epidemic of "white blindness" which spares no one. Authorities confine the blind to an empty mental hospital, but there the criminal element holds everyone captive, stealing food rations and raping 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 has swept the reading public with its powerful portrayal of man's worst appetites and weaknesses-and man's ultimately exhilarating spirit. The stunningly powerful novel of man's will to survive against all odds, by the winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize for Literature.

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Bookseller
Argosy Book Store US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
255579
Title
Blindness
Author
SARAMAGO, Jose
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - near fine
Jacket condition
fine
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First
Publisher
Harcourt
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1997

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