Blinding Lights: The Angst of Present Time in José Saramago

Gabriel Franklin


This critical essay aims to develop a reflection about present time and the type of art that it bequeaths to those who inhabit it. Questioning about its depth and its engagement to the relevant issues to the contemporary individual, it is suggested that an aesthetic activity concerned not only to its own time and place, but also to otherness and to the future, could be an alternative to art expressions that are mere escapes from reality. At last, José Saramago’s literature is used as a thematic study case of the propositions presented throughout the paper.


aesthetics; literature; state of urgency poetics; present time; José Saramago

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