Seeing (novel)

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First edition
AuthorJosé Saramago
Original titleEnsaio sobre a Lucidez
TranslatorMargaret Jull Costa
PublisherEditorial Caminho
Publication date
Published in English
869.3/42 22
LC ClassPQ9281.A66 E7713 2006
Preceded byBlindness 

Seeing (Portuguese: 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[edit]

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'.[1]


  1. ^ See the book review by Ursula K Le Guin, The plague of blank ballots, The Guardian, 15 April 206.