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The "barrel" and the insufficiency of "Babel" in Saramago's Baltasar and Blimunda

Read through the first fifty or so pages of Saramago’s Baltasar and Blimunda and the attention to the condition of the body is striking. Bodies are flung everywhere–dead and dying, diseased, being chopped up into so many pieces, getting caught in the act, or becoming pregnant. 1,055 more words

Creative Essay

When it is all too evident

Much of my pain comes folded neatly in leaflets and chronologically handed out petitions.

I thought adulthood would be easier to manage.

Easier to understand and unravel in a catatonic state of disarray. 1,217 more words


Saramago & Ebola

I have recently been reading Jose Saramago’s novel ‘Blindness’ and can’t help but see many similarities with the Ebola outbreak we are seeing parts of West-Africa, particularly in Liberia. 214 more words

"The Asylum In Which We Find Ourselves": Jose Saramago's Blindness and the Inscrutable We's

Who are the ‘we’? They creep up in the middle of Saramago’s narration inconspicuously–I was not even aware they were there until well into the second chapter. 577 more words

Leituras do Momento

Eu não escrevo faz um tempo, então decidi dar uma passadinha e contar o que eu estou lendo. Bom, eu entrei numa vibe bem nerd nos ultimos dias, e como todo nerd amo Star Wars e Star Trek, mas não é nada sobre eles que venho falar, além do que eu queria continuar na nerdice, mas queria uma coisa diferente, foi aí que me surgiu “O Guia do Mochileiro das Galáxias”, de Douglas Adams. 238 more words

Was unterscheidet gute Literatur von der weniger guten?

Man könnte denken, es sei die Sprache. Wäre es die Sprache, dann hätte es Aussagen à là „Und Dan Brown, das ist auch wirklich gute Literatur“ nie gegeben. 283 more words

Ослепший мир Сарамаго

Я не часто читаю современников, так как слишком много жду от книги, когда беру ее в руки, и слишком многие книги, написанные на рубеже XX-XXI вв., меня часто разочаровывали. 88 more words