Articles tagged blindness

‘The Transcriptionist’ Is Immersed in Words

For Lena Respass, the last transcriptionist working at New York's daily newspaper, The Record, a brief bus ride beside a blind woman changes everything.

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Invisible by Hugues De Montalembert

This is a thought-provoking book, and I walked away from it thinking I knew a little bit more about myself and the world around me.

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4 Jan 2009 // 8:00 PM

PopMatters Best of Books 2008: Fiction

Feeling anxious? Here are 23 masterful works of fiction from 2008 that will either underscore your anxiety or help alleviate it through escape into the past and the land of make-believe.

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2 Nov 2008 // 9:00 PM

Blindness by Jose Saramago

The women have the strength to withstand the chaos; the men shirk at the responsibility, although they too eventually follow the women’s lead.

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2 Oct 2008 // 10:00 PM

Blindness

If its political metaphor is plain, the aesthetic allusions are more intriguing, as Blindness works to show what can't be shown, to find a visual language for what's not visual.

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2 Oct 2008 // 10:00 PM

In the Land of the Blind

Fernando Meirelles’ adaptation of Jose Saramago’s Blindness fails because the source material doesn’t easily lend itself to cinema, and because the filmmaker is clearly out of his depth.

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Fable Feels ‘Blind’ to its Own Illogic

Before Star Wars, serious science fiction survived on the allegorical. Take a typical situation, instill it with some sort of out of this world premise,

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Talk, Talk, Talk: September 2008

From wars both past and present to a number of nail-biting thrillers, September is sizing up as a potentially profitable one.

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'Herald' Attempts the Troubled Waters of the Colonial Narrative

// Moving Pixels

"The demo tells us nothing about the relationship between the Capital and the Protectorate except as filtered through Devan. The “colonialism” at play is not between nations, rather it seems more interested in how it influences a man recently come of age.

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