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Blindness : [a novel]

Author: José Saramago; Giovanni Pontiero
Publisher: New York : Harcourt, [1998]
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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An epidemic of blindness strikes a city and the result is chaos, the government issuing shoot-to-kill orders. Much of the action is seen through the eyes of a woman who claims to be blind so she won't be separated from her husband. A look at how people behave under stress. By the author of The History of the Siege of Lisbon.
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
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Fiction
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: José Saramago; Giovanni Pontiero
ISBN: 0151002517 9780151002511
OCLC Number: 38478497
Notes: Translated from: Ensaio sobre a cegueira : romance. Lisboa : Caminho, c1995.
Originally published in English: London : Harvill Press, 1997.
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Awards: Nobel Prize for Literature, 1998
Description: 294 pages ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Ensaio sobre a cegueira.
Responsibility: José Saramago ; translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero.
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An epidemic of blindness strikes a city and the result is chaos, the government issuing shoot-to-kill orders. Much of the action is seen through the eyes of a woman who claims to be blind so she won't be separated from her husband. A look at how people behave under stress. By the author of The History of the Siege of Lisbon.

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