Seeing (novel)


Seeing (novel)

Infobox Book
name = Seeing
title_orig = Ensaio sobre a Lucidez
translator = Margaret Jull Costa


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author = José Saramago
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country = Portugal
language = Portuguese
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publisher = Editorial Caminho
pub_date = March 22 2002
english_pub_date = 2006
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isbn = 0151012385
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preceded_by = Blindness
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"Seeing" ( _pt. Ensaio sobre a Lucidez, lit. "Essay on Lucidity") is a novel by Nobel Prize-winning Portuguese author José Saramago. It was published in Portuguese in 2004 and in English in 2006. It is a sequel to one of his most famous works, "Blindness".

Plot summary

"Seeing" is a story set in the same country featured in "Blindness" and begins with a parliamentary election in which the majority of the populace casts blank ballots. The story revolves around the struggles of the government and its various members as they try to simultaneously understand and destroy the amorphous non-movement of blank-voters. Characters from "Blindness" appear in the second half of the novel, including 'the doctor' and 'the doctor's wife'.


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