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"A magnificent novel, a profound and inspiring text that resolves itself with the apparent simplicity that only comes with technical mastery."--Pablo Martinez Zarracina, El Correo Espanol

"A beautiful novel that takes us into the world of conflicting points of view, of ethics and aesthetics, of moral turpitude in politics . . . the unmistakable and diaphanous echo of a
Paperback, 162 pages
Published February 2nd 2016 by Hispabooks (first published January 11th 2016)
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Nov 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is a difficult title to review because it is impossible to describe the beautiful and philosophical language which permeates the book. When the narrative begins Felipe Díaz Carrión is returning to his home in a small village in Spain, but returning from where we do not yet know. When he reaches his native village he takes great comfort in the familiar surroundings in which he grew up; the trees, the road, the nest of Egyptian vultures, the bronze doorknocker on his house and a cross which ...more
Dec 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, translation
j.á. gonzález sainz's none so blind (ojos que no ven) is a slim and unexpectedly powerful tale of family, frustration, politics, pathos, violence, and vituperation. gonzález sainz's first novel to be translated into english is a powder keg of emotion, experience, and existential musing. the herralde prize-winning spanish author (1995: un mundo exasperado) has crafted a small, unforgettable work deserving of far more attention than it's likely to receive.
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Nov 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
None So Blind is set in Spain, the main character Felipe Diaz Carrion after the print shop he worked at as a graphic artist closes and can't find sufficient work in the area to allow an ok standard of living (they had enough to feed themselves but not much else), they go to seek security in the north of the country, namely the Basque country where Felipe gets work at a chemical plant. There in the Basque country, his wife and son are changed by their new surroundings into the political violence ...more
Olga Zilberbourg
A contemporary Spanish family, displaced for economic reasons, becomes subject to radicalization in their new environment. A big topic for a slim novel, and an engaging read.
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J. Á. González Sainz es natural de Soria (1956) y vecino actual de Trieste (Italia). Ha vivido también en Barcelona (donde se licenció en Filología), Madrid y, casi veinte años, en Venecia. Anagrama ha publicado el libro de relatos Los encuentros y la novela Un mundo exasperado (Premio Herralde): «El absoluto convencimiento de que el tiempo jugará a favor suyo y que dentro de unos años hablaremos ...more
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