José Saramago | Critical Review by Drenka Willen

José Saramago
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Critical Review by Drenka Willen

SOURCE: A review of Blindness, in Publishers Weekly, Vol. 245, No. 28, July 13, 1998, p. 62.

[In the following review, Willen suggests that the plague in Blindness represents the tension between depravity and decency among people in extreme circumstances.]

Brilliant Portuguese fabulist Saramago (The History of the Siege of Lisbon) has never shied away from big game. His previous works have rewritten the history of Portugal, reimagined the life of Christ and remodeled a continent by cleaving the Iberian peninsula from Europe and setting it adrift. Here [in Blindness], Saramago stalks two of our oldest themes in the tale of a plague of blindness that strikes an unnamed European city. At the novel's opening, a driver sits in traffic, waiting for the light to change. By the time it docs, his field of vision is white, a "milky sea." One by one, each person...

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