Understanding Blind People

The workmanship is of the author Jose Saramago, romancista, teatrlogo and Portuguese poet. Impressive, comovedor, it is since already a literary landmark in Portuguese language. The Assay on the Blindness by no means is not desistoricizado. It incorporates the history of the art and the history of the man without, for this, he needs secular or space markers. The descentramento of the citizen, the multiplicity of voices and the intertextual speech still suggest a displacement bigger, in the direction of the plurality and the heterogeneidade.

Saramago makes use of a resource typically after-modern when collating the civilization principles that the blind people knew with whom they are led to construct. Restoring and subvertendo situations, the author leaves to see indistinctly in the text interrogations that stage the paradox critical after-modern of being at the same time abetter and of the predominant norms. The book comes to stand out and to alert to us concerning the consequences of After-modernity, and to rethink the relations between the human beings in the direction of the plurality and the alteridade as characteristic phenomenon of after-modernity, becoming valuable contribution for literature in the understanding of this new global context, as it affirms HUTCHEON well (1991, P.80) mentioning other workmanships to it of matrix after-modern: ‘ ‘ They have … the desire to question the nature of the language, of the narrative closing, of the representation, as well as of the context and the conditions of its proper production and recepo’ ‘. Word-key: Global context; Descentramento; Literature; Plurality; After-modernity. 1 INTRODUCTION This article intends to analyze theoretician-critical in after-modern perspective the romance Assays on the Blindness, of Jose Saramago, romancista, teatrlogo and Portuguese poet.

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