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Seeing

著者: José Saramago; Margaret Jull Costa
出版商: Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, 2006.
版本/格式:   图书 : 小说 : 英语 : 1st U.S. ed查看所有的版本和格式
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On election day in the capital, it is raining so hard that no one has come out to vote. The politicians are growing jittery. Should they reschedule for another day? Around three o'clock, the rain finally stops. At four, voters rush to the polling stations, as if ordered to appear. But when the ballots are counted, more than 70% are blank. The citizens are rebellious. A state of emergency is declared. The president  再读一些...
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类型/形式: Fiction
Allegories
材料类型: 小说, 互联网资源
文件类型: 书, 互联网资源
所有的著者/提供者: José Saramago; Margaret Jull Costa
ISBN: 0151012385 9780151012381
OCLC号码: 62302340
注意: Translation of: Ensaio sobre a lucidez.
描述: 307 p. ; 24 cm.
其他题名: Ensaio sobre a lucidez.
责任: José Saramago ; translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa.
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On election day in the capital, it is raining so hard that no one has come out to vote. The politicians are growing jittery. Should they reschedule for another day? Around three o'clock, the rain finally stops. At four, voters rush to the polling stations, as if ordered to appear. But when the ballots are counted, more than 70% are blank. The citizens are rebellious. A state of emergency is declared. The president proposes that a wall be built around the city. But are the authorities acting too precipitously? Or even blindly? The word evokes terrible memories of the plague of blindness that hit the city four years before, and of the one woman who kept her sight. Could she be behind the blank ballots? Is she the organizer of a conspiracy against the state? What begins as a satire on governments and the sometimes dubious efficacy of the democratic system turns into something far more sinister.--From publisher description.

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