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Ensayo Sobre la Ceguera (Spanish) Mass Market Paperback – Oct 2001


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  • Mass Market Paperback: 440 pages
  • Publisher: Punto De Lectura (October 2001)
  • Language: Spanish
  • ISBN-10: 8495501074
  • ISBN-13: 978-8495501073
  • Product Dimensions: 17.6 x 11 x 2.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 240 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,152,118 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Hay novelas que después de leídas continuarán iluminando túneles en la conciencia... -- Juan José Millás, escritor español

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Jose Saramago (b. Azinhaga, Portugal, 1922) is the best-known contemporary Portuguese author. He has received many awards, including the Premio Camoes (equivalent of the Premio Cervantes) and the 1998 Nobel Prize. Saramago has written poetry, essays, theater, chronicles and novels.

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Ensayo sobre la ceguera es la primera novela que leo del autor portugués José Saramago. Supuestamente, es una de sus mejores. Algunos recomiendan que se lea ésta antes de Ensayo sobre la lucidez, su más reciente, que espera impaciente en mi estantería. En ésta última reaparece al menos uno de los personajes de la primera.
Al presentar a unos personajes sin nombres, en una ciudad y país desconocidos, donde todos, menos una mujer, quedan ciegos por razones científicamente inexplicables, el autor nos ofrece una muestra de su pensamiento literario universalista. Sospecho que esa forma de enfocar al ser humano, a sus triunfos y tragedias, fue una de las razones que lo hizo merecedor del Premio Nobel de Literatura 1998.
El libro es un estudio novelado de cómo reaccionaría la humanidad y los individuos que la componen ante lo inimaginable: una ceguera casi total. Con las acciones y reacciones de sus personajes y las de una sociedad desorganizada y que irremediablemente se derrumba, Saramago nos obliga a pensar en las peores posibilidades y cómo encararlas.
Ensayo sobre la ceguera es una historia en la que la desventura, la enfermedad, la hambruna, el caos, la muerte y tantos otros elementos que consideramos fatalistas, terminan fertilizando lo humano de un puñado de personajes sin nombre y sumidos en la desesperanza - que pudieran ser cualesquiera de los lectores, - que llegan a reaccionar positivamente, si no para la Humanidad entera, al menos para su entorno.
La novela publicada en 1995, ofrece una estructura donde no hay separación obvia entre los diálogos, donde las explicaciones del autor, debidamente colocadas, nos ayudan a aprender de las experiencias de los personajes.
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"Ensayo sobre la ceguera" captivated me as soon as I started to read the book two years ago. Jose Saramago is a renowned novelist and has many novels that can easily fall under the category of magisterial literary works. In this book, he immediately engages the reader in it as the theme of becoming suddenly blind reveals itself in a mysterious way. Various people in a town become blind for no apparent reason except the wife of the principal character in the book- the doctor. Out from this sudden loss of sight we see how the characters become desperate, helpless and frustrated and to a certain extent rely on their other senses to just to carry out their basic daily routines. We also see how people's natural negative aspects become evident when those who became blind are forced to live in isolation together in order to prevent an epidemic of grand proportions. The book is full of intrigue and mystery as we see how the characters struggle with their loss of sight. This book was great to read. It's intriguing and keeps the reader in suspense. I recommend this novel if you are a fan of good modern contemporary literature. Also I recommend reading the Spanish version as opposed to the translation.
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By S. Hernandez on Sept. 16 2003
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Este libro de Saramago me parece mejor que El Año de la Muerte de Ricardo Reiss, libro este ultimo que saco el Premio Nobel de Literatura en 1999. En Ensayo Sobre la Ceguera, Saramago desarrolla una gran historia sobre una premisa muy simple: Que pasaria si todos los habitantes de una ciudad se fueran quedando ciegos, uno por uno, sin una causa aparente? Obviamente las cosas que suceden son tristes, por momentos desgarradoras, pero realistas. Un libro muy entretenido y que nos da que pensar sobre la naturaleza humana.
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Ensayo sobre la ceguera fue la primera novela de Saramago que lei. El hombre es un genio. Facilmente te envuelve en el texto hasta hundirte en el mundo de la historia. Oracion tras tras parrafo tras capitulo -- Saramago es uno de los pocos escritos aun comprometidos con el arte de la literatura. Como estudiante de literatura contemporanea hispana, recomiendo esta novela como una verdadera obra maestra. Es una delicia de lectura.
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Un libro espectacular.
Uno de los mejores que haya leido en mi vida.
Que pasa si un pueblo entero, se queda ciego. Eso incluye a todos. TODOS CIEGOS.
O acaso, talves. Este libro te haga despertar. Y darte cuenta, de que HASTA EL DIA QUE LO LEISTE.
FUISTE UN CIEGO!!!!/
disfrutenlo. Vale la pena. SAramago Un grande.
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