Atkin, Rhian. Saramago’s Labyrinths: A Journey Through Form and Content in Blindness and All the Names. Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 2012.

  • Ricardo Rato Rodrigues University of Nottingham


In Saramago’s Labyrinths, Rhian Atkin guides us through an exploration of the
theme of the labyrinth in the Portuguese writer’s oeuvre, with a particular focus
on the novels Blindness (Ensaio sobre a cegueira) and All the Names (Todos os
nomes). Atkin’s writing, in a style that will engage both specialists and nonspecialists,
introduces the reader to the general theoretical framework behind labyrinths, their history and symbolism, applying it to Saramago’s novels.

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